Global expansion continues at AIT Logistics

AIT Worldwide Logistics has acquired Lubbers Logistics Group, a European company specialising in high-value and time-sensitive transport services.

The deal serves as a significant milestone for AIT, as the US-based company continues to expand and enhance its offerings in road transportation, freight forwarding and project cargo logistics, particularly in the energy sector, the company said in a statement.

“Lubbers’ robust one-stop shop approach and their long-standing relationships with industry-leading customers make them an excellent fit for AIT,” said AIT Chief Business Officer, Greg Weigel. “We’re also excited to boost our end-to-end solutions with middle mile service in Europe as a counterpart to our recently launched US Middle Mile Network.”

Lubbers, headquartered in Schoonebeek, Netherlands, has more than 350 employees working across nine road transport hubs and nine freight locations, and has an extensive network of facilities throughout Europe. The purchase adds 18 new offices to AIT’s existing global network of more than 130 locations, while expanding its footprint to three new countries – Denmark, Romania and Turkey.

“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,” said Lubbers CEO, Gary Roche. “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, said the deal enhanced the company’s position in Europe and bolsters its presence in the energy sector.

In the past two months AIT has acquired Mach II Shipping Ltd and Global Transport Solutions Group. Combined with the acquisition of Lubbers, its European footprint of more than 45 offices will now stretch across 13 countries, making it the company’s second-largest region after North America.

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