AMI acquires GTO Global Logistics Inc23/08/19
Air Menzies International (AMI) has acquired GTO Global Logistics Inc, a Canadian logistics services provider based in Vancouver, Canada.
GTO provides airfreight, ocean less-than-container-load (LCL), domestic / cross-border road services, storage and customs brokerage at airports and ports in Canada. The company will integrate into AMI, which provides wholesale airfreight and express services to freight forwarders, packaging companies, customs brokers and courier agents.
GTO’s owner Darrell Keen, founded the business 15 years ago and visited Jonathan Clark, CEO of AMI in the Edinburgh Head Office. Darrell will become head of AMI’s Canadian operations, with all other employees also joining AMI’s operations.
As part of the deal, Menzies will acquire a customs bonded warehouse in Vancouver: the first AMI office in Canada, as the business looks to expand its presence across the country.
Jonathan Clark said: “We believe that GTO is the perfect match for AMI in Canada as they understand our needs, provide excellent service and have a proven track record of success in the region. They have been a partner of ours for several years and already have strong relationships with airlines and shipping lines which will help grow the AMI business in Canada. I look forward to welcoming Darrell and the rest of the GTO team into the Menzies family.”