Scan Global Logistics targets automotive with AFL acquisition

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Fast-growing Danish forwarder Scan Global Logistics (SGL) has acquired an automotive logistics specialist as it targets growth in the sector.

SGL today announced the purchase of Germany-based AFL International Logistics and its sister US company American Freight Line.

AFL specialises in automotive transport between the European Union and the US.

Services include air, ocean, courier, express transports, and special services like sensitive cars and spare parts logistics. 

AFL operates from three offices in Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Fort Lauderdale.

AFL customers are typically small to mid-size US and Europe-based companies.

Marc Oedekoven, SGL executive vice president automotive logistics, said: “With these acquisitions, we will grow our automotive special logistics presence in the USA to benefit our customers and become even stronger in Germany.”

Gabriele Heinrichs, AFL managing director, added: “In the last 25 years, we have successfully developed the automotive business as a specialist in classic and high-quality vehicles.

“We are delighted that our development in recent years attracted Scan Global Logistics, and we are truly excited to continue our growth trajectory together for the coming years.”

The purchase is SGL’s ninth in 2022. Most recently it acquired Sea-Air Logistics. 

Scan Global Logistics acquires Sea-Air Logistics


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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]