Scan Global Logistics continues expansion

SGL Romania Management Team from left to right: Sebastian Blaga, Rares Theodosiu, Adrian Pali, Andrei Zodie, Nicolae Dragan. Source: SGL

Fast-growing forwarder Scan Global Logistics has continued its expansion with the opening of an office in Bucharest.

The forwarder said it had decided on the new office as Bucharest was fast becoming a logistics hub for eastern Europe and would boost its position in the Balkan peninsula, where it also has a presence in Hungary and the Czech Republic.

It’s the company’s first announcement since welcoming a new financial majority shareholder, CVC, to help accelerate international growth.

SGL chief executive Europe, Middle East and Africa Lars Syberg said: “Romania is fast developing and becoming a logistics hub for Eastern Europe, especially Bulgaria and Moldova.

“In the big picture, the entire Central and Eastern Europe region has significant commercial and strategic potential.

“The opening of the Bucharest office is another step in pursuing new business opportunities, strengthening our foothold, and offering notable global synergies to our customers.”

The new office will be led by Adrian Pali, who becomes managing director Romania. The office will employ 20 people.

Pali said: “Romania’s infrastructure includes Constanta Port, the biggest ocean and container port on the Black Sea, connecting to Bucharest Airport through an effective road and rail network. Soon, we will open customs clearance offices in each location, providing local and global customers efficient end-to-end logistics solutions.”

The Romania and Hungary office will work closely together via Budapest Airport, SGL said.

The opening of the new Romania location extends SGL’s global footprint to 46 countries.

“We will inaugurate more locations around the world soon as we keep pursuing our ambitious acquisition and greenfield growth strategy,” concluded Syberg.

SGL has been expanding rapidly over recent years with revenues increasing by an average of 33% per year since 2017.

Companies acquired by SGL last year include bison Services, B.C. Dispatch, D&W, Trust Forwarding, SAS Cargo Sweden, SAS Cargo Norway, AFL Logistics – American Freight Line Southeast, Sea-Air Logistics, Gelders Forwarding and Advection Logistics, including one minority investment

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]