“This acquisition is a strategic fit to Geodis Wilson,” says John Gallahan, Regional Vice President Geodis Wilson Americas. “One Source Logistics significantly strengthens our capabilities and not only accelerates the growth of our U.S. domestic product offerings, but also with cross-border trucking throughout North America.” The new access to a broader local distribution network enhances Geodis Wilson’s inland and final mile delivery services. 

“Taking over One Source Logistics is a first step in the company’s growth strategy in the U.S.,” says Geodis Wilson’s Executive Vice President, Philippe Gilbert. “With the extended link to domestic services in North America, we are able to satisfy the needs of a wide range of our today’s air freight and ocean freight clients. We can offer them a better single-source solution for end-to-end supply chain management into and from the U.S. At the same time we connect the domestic customer base of One Source Logistics to Geodis Wilson’s global freight services.” 

Jean-Louis Demeulenaere, CEO Geodis Group, adds: “Our aim is to, at least, double our freight forwarding business in the U.S. within the coming five years, based on external and organic growth.” Geodis’ focus on the North American market has already proven success in recent years. Also, the company recently established its 4PL service here. Geodis Wilson’s North and South American operations reported 750 M€ revenue (or $1.92 billion USD) in 2010 and employ 1,400 people.

U.S.-based One Source Logistics offers specialized domestic transportation services with a focus on FTL and LTL (full truckload and less than truckload), backed by a best-in-class Transport Management System. The company, based in Minneapolis, currently supports a nationwide network of transportation, logistics and distribution services throughout the United States. “We also specialize in time-critical deliveries and mission-critical deliveries for the retail industry,” says Mike Tillges, former President of One Source Logistics. With the integration of his company into the Geodis network, he will take on the position of Director Domestic Supply Chain in the USA. “As a non-asset based company, our absolute expertise is the flexible and demand driven management of transportation services. This concept is the ideal match to the global forwarding and 3PL capabilities of Geodis Wilson. It brings together what belongs together.” One proof of this is the newly established Container Freight Stations of Geodis Wilson and OSL at five major gateways in the U.S.: Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and Newark.

About Geodis Wilson and Geodis Group
Geodis Wilson is a leading global freight management company. With 6,400 employees in more than 50 countries, the company delivers tailor-made, integrated freight solutions to customers worldwide, enabling them to operate as ‘best in class’ in their industry. Geodis Wilson manages cargo across five continents by sea, air and road and train, making supply chains transparent and flexible to manage.

About Geodis, a global supply chain operator
A global logistics provider and wholly-owned subsidiary of SNCF Group, Geodis is a Europe based company with a worldwide scope, ranking number four in its field in Europe and number seven in the world. The Group's ability to coordinate all or part of the logistics chain (air and sea freight forwarding, groupage, express, contract logistics, transport of part and full truck loads, reverse logistics) enables it to support its customers in their strategic, geographical and technological developments, providing them with solutions tailored to optimizing their physical and information flows. Geodis offers a range of logistics services that meet the specific needs of each sector of the economy. Across a network covering 120 countries, the Group's 30,000 employees offer a wealth of multicultural experience, a genuine local service to their customers. Geodis reported revenues of €6.5 billion (or $9.3 billion USD) in 2010.

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