FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AIT Worldwide Logistics Opens European Flagship in Amsterdam
First EU office is the fourth new location in a two week period of rapid growth
ITASCA, ILLINOIS (August 8, 2013) – Continuing the dramatic acceleration of its global expansion strategy, AIT Worldwide Logistics is proud to announce the establishment of the company’s European flagship office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The 43rd AIT location joins an existing roster of facilities in Asia and North America, extending the vast worldwide network that is now anchored on every continent in the northern hemisphere.
The Amsterdam office is headed by Ria de Bok, Country Manager – The Netherlands, who joins AIT with more than 20 years of customer service, operations and sales experience in the global logistics industry. “I am very proud to be a member of the AIT family and I am excited to help spearhead the company’s growth in Europe,” she says.
Vaughn Moore, President and CEO of AIT Worldwide Logistics comments, “Our robust partner network and thriving global customer base made the opening of this European office a top priority for us. Indeed, some of our organization’s strongest ties are with long-standing customers and partners located in the Netherlands. Ria’s expertise and familiarity with the region are great advantages that will help bolster AIT’s presence in the EU.”
“Planting roots in Europe promotes greater fluidity in all manner of business activity by streamlining procedures, creating new efficiencies and enhancing professional relationships,” says Hessel Verhage, Vice President of Global Development, who was born and raised in the Netherlands. He points out, “AIT’s European shippers will also realize advantages from Holland’s favorable trade regulations. For example, with the ability to act as fiscal representative, AIT is positioned to deliver cost savings on behalf of customers who won’t be obliged to set up their own legal entities.”
The Amsterdam announcement punctuates the most recent wave of vigorous expansion for the global logistics provider that has also opened offices in Omaha, Houston and Toronto in the past two weeks.
Most of Western Europe is within a six hour drive of AIT’s new flagship facility. Located minutes away from one of the world’s busiest airports for cargo, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the office is also less than an hour from Rotterdam, home to Europe’s largest seaport:
AIT Worldwide Logistics
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Phone: +31 23 8009957
About AIT Worldwide Logistics
Founded in 1979, Itasca, Illinois-based AIT Worldwide Logistics is a full service transportation management provider. With regional headquarters in Chicago, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, AIT’s offices are joined by 190 global service centers to form a vast network spanning six continents. By coupling a flexible non-asset based business model with robust technology that presents end-to-end shipment visibility, AIT delivers precisely tailored supply chain efficiencies for almost every industry imaginable. Leveraging creative, competitively priced multimodal solutions, AIT removes the complexity from global logistics puzzles, helping companies thrive by regaining focus on the core goals of their business. For more information, visit www.aitworldwide.com.
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AIT Worldwide Logistics, Inc.
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Chicago, IL 60666-0730