DSV Acquires UTi Worldwide Inc.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Jan. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — We are delighted to announce that DSV’s acquisition of UTi Worldwide Inc. has now been completed with the approval of UTi shareholders and competition authorities.
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Jens Bjørn Andersen, CEO of DSV, comments
“We are proud to welcome customers and employees of UTi to DSV. I have no doubt that the combination of DSV and UTi is a recipe for success; and with our united network, we will create exciting opportunities for both customers and employees. We will now start the integration process while taking care to maintain a high service level towards all customers. The commercial activities of DSV and UTi will continue under the DSV brand as we move forward.”
Creating one of the world’s strongest transport and logistics networks
The transaction makes DSV the fourth largest freight forwarder in the world by adding approximately 50% to DSV’s existing revenue. In addition, the new DSV has a more diversified geography and business mix as well as:
- +40,000 employees
- +80 countries
- +1,000 offices and logistics facilities
- 4.7 mill. warehousing m2
The transaction has significantly strengthened our global market position within Air & Sea, making us the world’s 6th and 7th largest operator within ocean and air freight, respectively. It also adds a global scale to our contract logistics division, Solutions, and expands our road freight and distribution activities to cover Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. Last but not least, the new DSV will offer strong specialist skills in industry verticals such as automotive, healthcare, consumer + retail, chemicals, energy etc.
Due to the similarities in business, organisation and culture as well as thorough preparations, we expect to be able to integrate the two companies quickly and smoothly.
DSV – Global Transport and Logistics
With offices and facilities in more than 80 countries on six continents, we provide and run supply chain solutions for thousands of companies on a daily basis. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers. Read more at www.dsv.com
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