FARIBAULT, Minn., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The growth in mobility, video content and cloud computing demand is requiring the transformation of legacy networks to facilitate rapid scalability and reduced operational costs. Facilitating this transformation will require unique and complete supply chain and network services solutions to deploy fiber and software-defined networks.
To maximize value delivered to its customers during this time of transformation, two strong and well-respected companies in the ICT industry, KGP Logistics and BlueStream, have come together under the KGPCo brand. With nationally recognized capabilities in Advanced Supply Chain Management, Distribution and Network Services, the companies have joined under a single KGPCo brand to deliver its customers a fully integrated and unique suite of services.
KGPCo will address the following solution areas across three strategic divisions;
Supply Chain and Distribution – Providing unparalleled advanced supply chain and distribution services by designing, implementing and executing the most efficient and cost-effective solutions.
Network Services – Deploying and commissioning network products that enable customer networks.
Cloud Solutions – Delivering world-class SDN and NFV solutions, along with software verification and validation.
"The customer is everything at KGP, and by listening closely to their needs for over 40 years, KGP has led through many periods of technological change," said Kathleen G. Putrah, Chairman and CEO of KGPCo. "The combining of KGP Logistics and BlueStream into KGPCo answers a clear need our customers have today for more complete, cost competitive, single solutions that will help support them through the greatest transformation our industry has seen."
The launch of KGPCo is especially beneficial for the BlueStream organization and its customers, which will now be the Network Services division of KGPCo. "Our legacy services division, BlueStream, will continue to be a growth engine and will benefit significantly from the rebranding to KGPCo," said Matt Glass, KGPCo Executive Vice President and COO of Network Services. "Our Network Services division has uniquely integrated knowledge, capabilities and experience into a comprehensive array of Core Network, Wireless Site Development and Optical Fiber services for the evolving communications network."
The new logo and marketing message, 'Trusted Solutions for Your Network,' is now instilled as part of the company identity.
"The need for change has never been greater," added Trevor Putrah, President of KGPCo. "The current network transformation requires unique supply chain and services solutions to meet the operational and financial goals of our customers. The creation of KGPCo is a very natural move for us. KGPCo's capabilities, and our ability to respond at scale and be ahead of our customers' needs, is what we are known for and is representative in this change, along with the launch of our new Solution Innovation Center and other key investments we are making across the business."
KGPCo is the leading provider of complete, customized, and scalable supply chain and network transformation solutions for the communications industry, whose vision is to be the go-to partner that enables customers to build, optimize and transform their networks. KGPCo is the only large-scale organization that combines a comprehensive suite of technical strategy and implementation services with a national logistics network and portfolio of technology partnerships. With the addition of the recent launch of the KGPCo Solution Innovation Center to evaluate, design, and engineer cloud and virtualization solutions developed and operationalized in a live network environment, KGPCo is focused on being a trusted partner for customers and providing a single brand that can deliver a complement of network solutions.
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