THE GEFCO GROUP ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF IJS GLOBAL TO STRENGTHEN ITS INTERNATIONAL AIR AND SEA FREIGHT SERVICES
Courbevoie, France, September 23rd 2015 – The GEFCO Group, a global player in logistics for manufacturers and the European leader in automotive logistics, has signed an agreement with the private equity fund Nimbus to acquire the Dutch company IJS Global, specialised in air and sea freight operations.
The complementary nature of the GEFCO and IJS Global businesses' – with regard to expertise, geographic networks and customer portfolios' – will create value for all of the stakeholders: customers, partners, suppliers and employees.
This acquisition, which is fully in line with GEFCO’s and IJS Global’s growth strategy, will position this new entity as the preferred partner of international manufacturers in their search for growth and competitiveness. It will result in a broader range of global logistics services, dedicated to the optimisation of complex supply chains.