SupplyCore, a Rockford, Illinois-based supply chain management services and technology solutions integrator, announced it was awarded the US Department of State Automotive Parts Contract. This is the first State Department contract – with an estimated value of US$25m during a five-year period – for the company.

It will be responsible for providing high-quality repair, replacement and service parts to about 16,000 vehicles used by the agency throughout the world.

"We are excited to have the opportunity to support the Department of State requirements worldwide and to improve its ability to obtain automotive parts at the best value," said Patrick Voller, SupplyCore's head of business development.

SupplyCore was established in 1987 and currently employs 225 people. The company prides itself on its global agility and responsiveness. It has been named to Inc magazine's list of fastest growing companies six times, most recently in 2016. The company was also recognised in 2016 by the Defense Logistics Agency as a top performing industry partner.