Alliance expands in Chicago with MIC acquisition
21 / 10 / 2021
By Damian Brett
Jared Azcuy. Image source: AGI
Cargo handler Alliance Ground International (AGI) has acquired Maestro International Cargo as it looks to expand its presence in Chicago.
AGI said that Maestro has positioned itself as one of Chicago O’Hare’s (ORD) “leading ground handlers”, focusing on “excellent customer service and an innovative cold-chain pharmaceutical service offering”.
AGI and Maestro’s combined warehouse footprint at ORD is now over 1m sq ft.
“This acquisition adds additional airport warehouses and aircraft parking at ORD as AGI continues to poise itself for growth,” the company said.
AGI chief executive Jared Azcuy said: “Maestro is well known for its customer service and innovative solution offering at ORD. AGI will continue to aggressively pursue opportunities to partner with companies like MIC to expand our growing presence in North America and beyond with a focus on air cargo and below the wing services to the dedicated air freighter and commercial aviation markets.”
Maestro chief executive Edip Pektas added: “We are very happy to be a part of the AGI team. We have worked with AGI for years and have always admired their large operation and strategic growth approach. We are looking forward to building the business together at ORD and across the country and are very excited that our employees will have new opportunities and possibilities.”
Earlier this year, AGI opened a new airfreight facility near Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in New Jersey, US.
The 76,000 sq ft handling centre will process imported freight, trucked from the airport — located five minutes away.