ECS Group adds to Americas network with BCS Air acquisition in Brazil
23 / 07 / 2018
ECS Group has acquired BCS Air, the Brazil-based general sales and services agent (GSSA), a partnership that will provide airlines in Latin America and the US with the full range of cargo outsourcing solutions.
BCS Air is an established GSSA with more than 20 years of experience in the air cargo industry.
In June of this year, ECS was acquired by investment firm Naxicap Partners to help continue the GSSA’s acquisition strategy.
“We are very glad to have become part of ECS Group’s global network,” said Joao Luiz Ferreira, chief operating officer at the São Paulo-headquartered BCS Air, adding: “The cooperation surely will create highly dynamic synergies between our enterprises and further strengthen our position in the Brazilian and American markets.”
Bertrand Schmoll, chairman of ECS Group, said: “BCS Air has always been one of the most professional and successful providers of cargo outsourcing solutions in Brazil. Therefore, the acquisition is perfectly in line with our policy to support the world’s most proficient GSSAs with our powerful global infrastructure.”
With strong connections to the local airfreight community, BCS Air offers a portfolio of GSSA services at Brazilian airports for international airlines such as Aeromexico, Cargolux, IAG Cargo, Japan Airlines, TAAG, Turkish Airlines and Delta – from sales and marketing support to ground handling and charter services.
An ESC Group statement said that BCS Air customers benefit from the Brazilian company’s "outstanding expertise in the handling of perishables, automotive components, and CAO services".
“The ECS Group and BCS Air have been closely cooperating for five years already”, said Schmoll, adding: “Following in the footsteps of AVS GSA and Exp-Air Cargo, BCS Air has now chosen to join ECS Group.
"The integration of BCS into our network has been a logical step for our companies. We both share a future-oriented culture of innovation, and the expertise and best practices of BCS Air will be profitable for all partners within the Group.”
ECS Group has already been working the markets in Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Columbia, and Argentina.
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