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Encompass Partners With Whirlpool Latin America to Support Service Network in Latin America and Caribbean

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Nov. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of forward and reverse logistics for a diverse range of finished goods and replacement parts, today announced it is joining the Whirlpool Latin America appliance parts distribution network in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Encompass will supply repair parts to servicers for Whirlpool appliance products manufactured in Mexico. Orders will be fulfilled from Encompass’ Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. distribution center and transferred to area freight forwarders for shipping consolidation with other customer parts orders. As Encompass supplies parts for nearly 200 world-leading manufacturers, servicers will have the option to combine multi-brand parts orders from a single source.

“With more than eight million parts in our database, Encompass is well positioned to offer Latin American servicers comprehensive access to multiple manufacturer brands and product categories beyond appliance, including consumer electronics, personal care, printer, computer and more,” said Jose A. Hernandez, Encompass Director of International Business Development.

Delbert Bray, Encompass Vice President of Channel Development, said the deal helps further expand the company’s penetration into the Appliance vertical.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to support the Whirlpool brand in Latin America,” said Bray. “Combined with other top appliance manufacturers we partner with, Encompass continues to increase access to key brands in both the major and small appliance markets.”

Encompass’ South Florida locale is the company’s main distribution point for exporting parts to Latin America through freight forwarders that manage international logistics. The company recently announced it is significantly expanding its Florida facility to accommodate new business in both Latin America and the U.S. The facility supplements Encompass’ headquarters and main distribution center based in Atlanta.

Lina Duque, Spare Parts Account Manager for Whirlpool Latin America, said the addition of Encompass to Whirlpool’s distributor network will greatly benefit servicers in the region.

“For years, many of our Latin America parts partners have requested the ability to obtain parts in Florida for Whirlpool Appliances manufactured in Mexico,” said Duque. “With Encompass’ expertise in serving this region, our customers can take advantage of freight consolidation of parts from both the U.S. and Mexico. Very soon, we hope to expand this parts supply for Whirlpool appliances manufactured in other alternative countries like Italy, Brazil and China.”

About Whirlpool Latin America

Innovation, product leadership, extraordinary talent and sustainability. These are some of the pillars that represent the essence of Whirlpool Latin America present in Brazil with Brastemp, Consul and KitchenAid.

Whirlpool Latin America is part of Whirlpool SA, a subsidiary of Whirlpool Corporation, a century-old company and the largest manufacturer of home appliances in the world, present in virtually all countries. In Brazil, the company has three factories, two administrative offices, four centers of technology, 23 laboratories and three distribution centers.

More than 15,000 employees not only meet but anticipate consumer needs and translate them into products and services that are sustainable, pioneering, unique and make people's lives better every day.

About Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.

Encompass is a market leader in forward and reverse supply chain management and high-tech repair services for a diverse and expanding range of consumer electronics, computer, major appliance and imaging products. Encompass provides end-to-end solutions for OEMs, retailers, independent dealers and third-party administrators.

Encompass manages all stages of the product lifecycle, including finished goods and replacement parts logistics, board repair and product refurbishment services, returns management, asset value recovery and eco-friendly disposal. For more information, please visit encompass.com and encompassparts.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Kristin Hurst Director of Marketing Ph: 954.474.0325 khurst@encompass.com

Source:Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.