Scan Global Logistics further strengthens its automotive special logistics


Global logistics provider Scan Global Logistics (SGL) keeps a fast pace in pursuing its acquisition strategy.

While SGL's recent acquisitions will strengthen its capabilities and service offerings within consumer electronics, the semiconductor industry and pharma & healthcare, now SGL picks up speed within automotive special logistics (ASL).

Effective 9 August, SGL acquired the owner-operated German-American logistics service provider and the assets of AFL Logistics GmbH in Germany and American Freight Line S.E. Inc. (AFL) in the USA. 

Linking Europe and the US closer together, customers worldwide will benefit from improved overseas special automotive transport concepts, providing improved handling operations, capabilities and expertise.

Marc Oedekoven, EVP Automotive Logistics, expands on the benefits of the alliance:

"With these acquisitions, we will grow our automotive special logistics presence in the USA to benefit our customers and become even stronger in Germany." 

Gabriele Heinrichs, AFL Managing Director, supports the positive outlook: "In the last 25 years, we have successfully developed the automotive business as a specialist in classic and high-quality vehicles. We are delighted that our development in recent years attracted Scan Global Logistics, and we are truly excited to continue our growth trajectory together for the coming years."

Julien Ranzato, CEO of North America, concludes: "AFL's focus on ocean freight will strengthen the ASL capabilities in the Trans-Atlantic trade lane. Furthermore, we will gain access to new niche markets and increase our presence in current offerings."

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