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AIT Worldwide Logistics increases global footprint with new acquisition

Global supply chain solutions company AIT Worldwide Logistics has expanded its network across Europe with its latest acquisition

AIT Worldwide Logistics has entered into a binding purchase agreement to acquire Lubbers Logistics Group, a European logistics company specialising in high value, complex and time-sensitive transport services.

AIT says the purchase will serve as a significant milestone as it continues to expand its global reach and enhance its offerings in road transportation, freight forwarding and project cargo logistics, particularly in the energy sector.

Headquartered in Schoonebeek, Netherlands, Lubbers has established itself over the past century as a leading provider of top-tier transportation solutions for high value segment. AIT says Lubbers specialises in road transport, project cargo and global freight forwarding services.

With 377 employees working across nine road transport hubs and nine freight locations, Lubbers boasts an extensive network of strategically located facilities throughout Europe.

“Lubbers robust one-stop shop approach and its long-standing relationships with industry-leading customers make it an excellent fit for AIT,” AIT chief business officer Greg Weigel says.

“We see significant potential for its broad network by growing freight forwarding operations and energy sector expertise to further enhance AIT’s world-class customer experience.

“We’re also excited to boost our end-to-end solutions with middle mile service in Europe as a counterpart to our recently launched U.S. Middle Mile Network.”

AIT says Lubbers’ 18 offices will add to AIT’s exisiting global network of more than 125 locations while expanding its footprint into Denmark, Norway, Romania and Turkey. It also has facilities in Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom.

“Joining forces with AIT Worldwide Logistics is a strategic move that will allow us to continue providing exceptional service to our clients while expanding our reach on a global scale,” Lubbers CEO Gary Roche says.

“AIT’s strong track record and commitment to customer service align with our values, and we look forward to a bright future together.”

AIT Chairman and CEO Vaughn Moore says he is looking forward to welcoming Lubbers into its network.

“This deal will enhance our position in Europe and bolster our presence in the energy sector, allowing us to better serve current customers while creating new opportunities,” Moore says.

“Lubbers’ customer-centric approach to business as well as its reputation for excellent quality aligns perfectly with AIT’s culture.”

AIT says the acquisition is expected to be finalised by the end of this year and is subject to obtaining customary regulatory approvals.

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