Evans Distribution Systems, Inc.

John A. Evans

John A. Evans


Mission Statement:
To be a strategic supply chain partner admired for our people, passion, and innovation

Nine Point System
1. Listen
2. Innovate
3. Communicate
4. Assign Responsibility
5. Set Standards
6. Document
7. Implement
8. Monitor
9. Review

Evans Distribution Systems, Inc.

Evans Distribution Systems is a full-service third-party logistics company located in Detroit, Mich. We operate six warehouse facilities totaling nearly three million square feet. Our transportation operation includes 100 drivers and 400 trailers. We operate five core business units:

  • Warehousing – Dedicated, multi-client, U.S. Customs Bonded, Foreign Trade Zone, rail-served, food-grade and liquor licensed.
  • Fulfillment – B2B or B2C omni-channel e-commerce, integrations, same-day order processing, and custom reporting.
  • Value-Added Services – Contract packaging, shrink wrap, kitting, and quality inspection.
  • Transportation – Asset-based and non-asset-based transportation management solutions.
  • Staffing – Scalable staffing solution that provides qualified and vetted staff to fill labor-intensive positions.


Since 1929, we earned a reputation for quality and trust from our customers, partners, and employees. We go above and beyond to support our local community and the health and safety of our employees. Evans has earned Inbound Logistics’ Top 100 3PL recognition for 19 consecutive years.


For 20 years, Evans has held the ISO 9001:2015 certification. Quality management objectives and goals are established for all levels and processes throughout the organization to meet requirements and to drive performance improvements. In addition, one million square feet is classified as Foreign Trade Zone and U.S. Customs Bonded. We hold a FDA food-grade warehousing registration and SmartWay certifications.


Our customers tend to experience exponential growth when working with Evans. Through our six locations, we adapt to long-term or short-term contracts and shift associates based on customer needs and volume. Our diversified service offerings and staffing solutions give us flexibility to accommodate shifts in your business.


Technology is the backbone of the supply chain. With an in-house IT department, Evans is committed to providing the latest software, hardware and data-driven solutions to our customers. From machine vision/AI automation systems to warehouse and transportation management software, to RF barcode scanning, EDI/API connectivity, and e-commerce integrations—we use technology and data to optimize performance. Customers have real-time visibility into inventory and shipments from the dashboards within the evans365 data portal.


Evans serves diverse industries and business models. Customers range from consumer goods, furniture, automotive, food and beverage, paper, hazmat, raw materials, robotics and more.

Discover Why It’s Easier with Evans

We simplify complex supply chains so that you can do what you do best—manage and grow your business. Discover why it’s easier with Evans by contacting us at [email protected] or 1-800-OK-EVANS.

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Evans Distribution Systems, Inc.
Corporate Headquarters
18765 Seaway Drive
Melvindale, MI 48122
[email protected]