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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics Acquires Unitrans

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 2, 2018

Photo: Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics

Photo: Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics

Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics acquires the forwarding company Unitrans.

 

“By this takeover we strengthen our position as a logistics company, both in Sweden and on the global market”, says Björn Eklund, owner of Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics. By the acquisition Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics expands its’ capacity mainly within road transports and at the same time, growing with a visible presence in the south of Europe. The acquisition is part of the company’s investment in strategical growth, which includes plans for more business acquisitions.

Unitrans works on a global scale with special focus on road transports to and from Europe and sea freight to Asia. Furthermore, the company has long experience of customs handling. “By uniting our companies, we can offer even better preconditions for tailor-made transport solutions. We strengthen our position especially in Spain, Portugal and Italy. We also deepen our excellence within customs issues regarding laws, regulations and the handling of documents for our customers”, says Björn Eklund.

 

Develop the business and the personnel
Unitrans will be a subsidiary led by Pär Sundblad, CEO of Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics. Together, the companies have 33 employees and from February 2019 the companies will share office space in Gothenburg.

 

“For us, this is an important step forward. Both companies will be stronger together than what they would have been on their own. Therefore, the objective is to form a larger unity, where both the companies and the staff continue to develop”, says Pär Sundblad.

 

“To get a strong owner with a clearly stated growth strategy focusing on expansion opens up new opportunities for both our existing customers and for our employees. We come to a professional logistics environment adapted to both small and large customers, where our competence can be applied in the business from day one. We will remain having strong customer focus within our current business areas”, says Kenneth Andersson, one of the owners of Unitrans.

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