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Agility Combines Operations in Houston under One Roof

Dépèche transmise le 8 avril 2009 par Business Wire

Agility Combines Operations in Houston under One Roof

Agility Combines Operations in Houston under One Roof

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agility, one of the leading global providers of integrated logistics solutions, is relocating its Houston offices and warehouses to a larger and more efficient facility strategically located near the Houston Intercontinental Airport.

The new office, which sits on over 20 acres, will house nearly 300 employees and provides the opportunity to combine multiple Agility operations into one location.

“Consolidating our operations provides opportunities to create efficiencies and enhance customer service. Our Houston unification will provide us with the right platform to effectively manage our business through the current cycle, and facilitate growth in the coming years,” said Thomas J. Griffin, President & CEO, Agility Project Logistics.

The new state-of-the-art facility features 50,000 square feet of office space, over 200,000 square feet of warehouse space, and a larger secure cargo area. The new branch also features environmentally sustainable features such as natural lighting, electric forklifts, power saving electrical systems, and the gradual replacement of existing vehicles, which will reduce emissions and save fuel. All combined, the new location provides a 25 percent increase in total warehouse space compared to what the individual warehouses previously supplied while also offering significant cost reductions and improved customer service.

In 2005, Agility announced the purchase of Transoceanic Shipping Company, Inc., and in 2007 acquired WTS of Houston, Inc. These groups along with Geo-Logistics Houston form the core of Agility Project Logistics, whose current logistics service packages include project, oil & gas, mining, heavy haul sea/air charter, customs brokerage, NVOCC services, as well as Internet tracking and global integrated supply chain solutions. “Our combined strengths in Houston will enable Agility to deliver the full spectrum of Global Integrated Logistics services to our expanding client base,” said Mike Bible, CEO of Agility Logistics Americas.

About Agility

Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics to businesses and governments. It is a publicly traded company with $6.8 billion in annual revenue and more than 34,000 employees in over 550 offices and 120 countries. Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe’s most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint, and customized capabilities in developed and emerging economies alike.

Agility’s commercial division, Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), is headquartered in Switzerland and provides supply chain solutions to customers in technology, retail, chemicals, and other industries. Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS), based in Washington, offers logistics services to governments, relief agencies and international institutions worldwide. Agility Infrastructure group companies primarily focus on opportunities in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, providing infrastructure support in the areas of industrial real estate, customs optimization, and airline services.

For more information, visit our website: www.agilitylogistics.com

Business Wire

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