Kerry Logistics acquires majority stake in Saga Italia

posted on 15th June 2018 by Justin Burns
Kerry Logistics acquires majority stake in Saga Italia

Kerry Logistics has acquired a majority stake in Saga Italia as part of its ongoing global expansion strategy.

With the acquisition of the Milan-based logistics company, Kerry Logistics strengthens its overall service portfolio by adding Saga Italia’s specialised know-how in the fields of project logistics, heavy lift services, and material management.

The acquisition will also add three new countries to Kerry Logistics’ network, namely, the Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and Egypt, as well as new offices in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Russia, and the US.

Founded in 1985, Saga Italia provides end-to-end services tailored to its customers’ project requirements.

More than 150 logistics professionals manage projects for multinational corporations across the globe, particularly for customers in the O&G industry. Saga Italia’s comprehensive range of services also includes a complete suite of international freight forwarding services covering air, ocean, and overland transportation.

Kerry Logistics managing director (MD) of Europe, Thomas Blank said: “With this step, we continue to build upon our expertise in project logistics which currently spreads across China, The Philippines, Indonesia, The Commonwealth of Independent States, and India.

“Saga Italia’s specialised knowledge further strengthens our activities and will support us to tap into the immense business opportunities as more Belt and Road projects get off the ground. With Saga Italia on our team, we are able to provide a platform to consolidate our project logistics capabilities across the globe.”

Saga Italia MD, Marco Oriolo added: “By joining Kerry Logistics our services are leveraged by an extensive network in Asia and Europe. We are looking forward to a successful future as part of the Kerry Logistics team, driving the businesses of our customers through innovative logistics solutions.”