On August 5, 2019, AIT Worldwide Logistics announced the acquisition of Unitrans International Corporation. The Los Angeles-based freight forwarder with expertise in a variety of specialised services that will strengthen AIT’s solutions and advance the company’s vision by boosting its global positioning. This latest acquisition by AIT follows two deals last year to acquire food logistics forwarder WorldFresh Express and U.K.-based ConneXion World Cargo in October 2018 and December 2018, respectively.
“We understand that Unitrans is a highly successful, sophisticated enterprise and our aim is to promote stability for their customers and teammates,” said AIT Chief Operating Officer, Keith Tholan. “AIT will provide whatever support is needed, but Unitrans will otherwise continue to run their operation with their customers’ best interests as the primary driver.”
“Unitrans made a lasting impression on our senior leadership team with their unrivaled expertise when it comes to handling high-value shipments for customers in the aerospace, defense, food ingredient, high-tech and life sciences industries. Over the course of 42 years they have developed tremendous trade lane expertise in Asia and several European markets,” added AIT Chief Operating Officer Keith Tholan.
Founded in 1979, Itasca, Illinois-based AIT Worldwide Logistics is a full-service transportation management provider employing nearly 1,000 dedicated logistics professionals in more than 60 offices forming a network that spans the globe. By coupling a flexible business model with robust technology that presents end-to-end shipment visibility, AIT delivers precisely tailored supply chain solutions for almost every industry.