Agility acquires Mexico-based freight forwarding company

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Agility, a leading global provider of integrated logistics solutions, has acquired its longstanding partner in Mexico -- Trafinsa S.A. de C.V. and U.S. affiliate Trafinsa International, LLC strengthening Agilitys existing presence in the country.

Headquartered in Mexico City, Trafinsa operates four branches located in Guadalajara, Monterrey, Laredo (Texas) and Mexico City. The company provides cargo management, air and ocean export, handling, deconsolidation and documentation services to various industries, including cement, food, brewery and automotive.

Our relationship with Trafinsa spans 23 years, over which the company has established itself as a growing freight forwarding player with strong project forwarding capabilities, said Mike Bible, CEO, Agility Americas. By merging operations, Agility customers can take advantage of seamless service to and from Mexico, as well as access to extensive industry-specific expertise.

Trafinsa has created a global import and export footprint via Agilitys network of offices and customers. Moreover, Agilitys broad project forwarding expertise allows Trafinsa to tap into industry verticals in which the company is not currently active.

The merger reflects Agilitys continuing commitment to Latin America, said Eduardo Porter, CEO, Trafinsa. Together, our priority is to offer clients personalized service and practical solutions for their day-to-day freight forwarding operations both here in Mexico and abroad.

Signing and closing of the acquisition took place on April 30, 2009.


About Agility

Agility is one of the worlds leading providers of integrated logistics to businesses and governments. It is a publicly traded company with $6.8 billion in annual revenue and more than 34,000 employees in over 550 offices and 120 countries. Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globes most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint, and customized capabilities in developed and emerging economies alike.

Agility has three business divisions: Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) is headquartered in Switzerland and provides supply chain solutions to commercial customers large and small. Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS), based in Washington, offers logistics services to governments, relief agencies and international institutions worldwide. Agility Infrastructure group companies primarily focus on opportunities in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, providing infrastructure support in the areas of industrial real estate, customs optimization, and airline services.

 

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