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Scan Global Logistics further strengthens its automotive special logistics

11 Aug, 2022

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."

Following a string of recent acquisitions, AFL becomes the 9th in 2022.

Recent acquisitions:

Asia: Sea-Air Logistics Ltd

Europe: Gelders Forwarding and Advection Logistics


About AFL

The German-based company AFL Logistic GmbH and the American Freight Line S.E. Inc. are specialists within automotive special logistics between the EU and the US. Services include air, ocean, courier, express transports, and special services like sensitive cars and spare parts logistics. Most of the business goes via ocean transport.

AFL operates from 3 offices in Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Fort Lauderdale.

The AFL customers are typically small to mid-size US and Europe-based companies.

About Scan Global Logistics

Scan Global Logistics is a global full-service logistics provider headquartered in the Nordic, which excels in uncomplicating logistics through tailored solutions made by skilled specialists, proud problem-solvers, and passionate entrepreneurs.

Since 1975, the core of our DNA has been a 'can-do-attitude,' agility, and the willingness always to go the extra mile, and we are not afraid to go left when others go right. For us, every challenge is an opportunity. We go above and beyond to bring anything anywhere – whether by air, ocean, rail or road, or any other mode of transportation.

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