Derby Supply Chain Solutions is proud to celebrate our 35th anniversary in 2012. Derby was founded in 1977 by Ray Loyd and Lee Dornfeld as Derby Packaging in Louisville, KY, primarily providing foam fabricating services in the appliance market. In the 1980’s the name was changed to Derby Industries as Derby expanded its services to include contract sub-assembly. While Derby continues to be headquartered in Louisville, KY we have added additional locations in Allentown, PA, Cleveland, TN, Columbus, OH, Galesburg, IL, Anderson, IN (enclave), and McDonough, GA (enclave), along with an additional location in Louisville and an expansion to the corporate facility. Derby was purchased in 2000 by Hyde Park Holdings, LLC, a New York based group, but continue to manage the operations from the corporate office in Louisville, KY. As our company dynamic changed over the years, in 2010 the strategic decision was made to rebrand as Derby Supply Chain Solutions to better reflect the full range of services we provide.
Derby initially offered light assembly and foam fabricating for the appliance and automotive industries but has since blossomed to become a full service 3rd party logistics company. Our core business model includes warehousing, distribution, packaging and assembly services, allowing us to offer a full turn-key solution to a variety of industries and customers. We service many Fortune 500 companies and become their silent partner in handling their non-core business needs. Derby is best known as an extremely customer service oriented company. Through the years Derby recognized that no two customers are the same and therefore, focused to customize our offerings to meet the needs of our very diverse customer base. Our ability to be flexible in meeting our customer’s unique needs, coupled with our emphasis on providing quality services sets us apart from other 3PL’s.
Derby currently employs approximately 350 people companywide, with an additional temporary workforce flexing between 100 and 200. We are proud that over 20% of our workforce has been with Derby for 10 years or more. We truly believe our team of employees is our greatest asset and our success is a direct reflection of their collective efforts. We understand our Team is why we are able to celebrate this milestone of 35 years.
To our owners, management team and employees – thank you and congratulations on 35 years!