1950 – 2020

70 YEARS OF DRIVING SUCCESS FOR OUR PEOPLE AND OUR CUSTOMERS

A lot has changed over 70 years. But what hasn’t is our dedication to delivering superior 3PL services to our customers.

Since 1950, Kenco has been leading the industry in excellence through uncommon value and exceptional people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1950

Kenco Inc. is founded by Jim Kennedy Jr.
and Sam Smartt, with a commitment to
providing quality warehouse management
services throughout the Southeast.

1961

Kenco’s Material Handling Service
gets its start as a forklift dealership.

1966

Co-founder Jim Kennedy, Jr. drafts
the industry’s first dedicated Contract
Warehousing Agreement.

1970s

Kenco expands its presence across the
U.S., becoming a national provider.

 

1987

Kenco develops its proprietary Warehouse Execution System (WES).

1999

Kenco affiliates and subsidiaries merge to become Kenco Group Inc., a holding company with a comprehensive suite of
integrated services.

2010

Kenco launches Material Handling Equipment National Fleet Services.

2012

Kenco is certified as a woman-owned business by the Women’s Business
Enterprise National Council, making it the largest woman-owned 3rd Party Logistics company in the U.S.

2015

Kenco forms Kenco Innovation Labs – one of the first in the industry — with a dedicated team of specialists collaborating with customers to identify, research, and prototype leading-edge ideas and processes.

2019

Kenco opens a 10,000 square-foot test facility for the Innovation team, providing them with a space to develop value-added tech and seamlessly integrate these innovations into a live environment.

2020

Kenco launches its DaVinci AI predictive analytics product, STARR transportation technology, and FleetCloud proprietary telemetry system. For the 7th consecutive year, Kenco is in the Inbound Logistics Top Ten, currently ranked at number three.

Kenco Enters Seventh Decade of Innovation

70 years ago, Kenco was founded to provide quality warehouse management services.

Kenco has since expanded into a fully integrated national third-party 3PL services provider offering a comprehensive suite of supply chain services, all supported by industry-leading technology. One great idea and the strong commitment of many have helped Kenco become the company we are today. As we embark on another decade of innovation, agility, and creative solutions, join the journey!

Grow with Kenco