Panalpina strengthens Australian network

Nov 10, 2010

With the acquisition of its long-time partner, Apollo Forwarding in Adelaide, South Australia, the global transport and logistics group Panalpina confirms its commitment to further growth in the Oceania region.

Panalpina announces the acquisition of Apollo Forwarding, Adelaide, effective immediately. The two companies have been close partners for over ten years, Apollo Adelaide having acted as Panalpina’s agent both locally and globally. “The acquisition enables us to further enlarge our geographic coverage in Oceania and widens our customer base”, explains Karl Weyeneth, Chief Operating Officer of the Panalpina Group. Jörg Granzow, Area Managing Director of Panalpina Oceania, adds: “In addition to being a well established customs broker, Apollo Adelaide also provides international freight forwarding services, in-house customs clearance, distribution services as well as quarantine clearances and inspections, among other offerings.”

Apollo Adelaide brings a solid customer base, particularly in South Australia. While Panalpina will benefit from Apollo’s local know-how and customer relationships, the company will contribute its worldwide network, standardized IT applications, tailor-made customer solutions and global sales team to strengthen Apollo’s service portfolio. “Together we will further develop our industry specific logistics solutions for local and global customers. In addition we will focus on the winery and automotive markets in South Australia”, elaborates Karl Weyeneth.

All employees of Apollo Adelaide will remain with the company. This includes Managing Director Matthew Caudle, who has been appointed Business Unit Manager of Panalpina Adelaide.

About Panalpina

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions. Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina manages the needs of its customers' supply chains, no matter how demanding they might be. Energy Solutions is a specialized service for the energy and capital projects sector. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 75 countries, and it works with partner companies in a further 90 countries. Panalpina employs 15,000 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.