Schneider Group, an Invision portfolio company and a leading Swiss freight forwarding services provider, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Basildon/UK based logistics and freight forwarding specialist Global Freight Connections (GFC).
GFC was founded in 2002 by Paul Marshall and offers its customers high-quality solutions in land transport, sea and air freight, general cargo, FTL and part loads, express transport, logistics and e-commerce as well as customs services in the UK.
Martin Isler, COO Road at Schneider, commented: “Through the already existing strong relationship, we know the corporate culture and professionalism of GFC and its employees. We are therefore thrilled to further develop and expand our services in the UK together with GFC.”
Christian Hemmrich, Partner at Invision, commented: “We are delighted to welcome GFC as our 10th addon to the Schneider Group. As part of our successful buy and build strategy, we continue to look for well-positioned mid-market freight forwarders in Europe and North America.”
Since its foundation in 1997, Invision has become one of the leading investment companies for succession solutions of medium-sized companies in Europe. During this time, Invision has invested more than CHF 1 billion of equity capital in over 60 companies and achieved sustainable value growth. Invision is a dedicated and entrepreneurial partner to business owners, entrepreneurs, and management teams with the goal of further developing companies together. For all its investments, Invision places strong emphasis on thoroughly understanding the company’s as well as the entrepreneurs’ specific needs, developing individual and tailor-made solutions.
Further information can be found under www.invision.ch
ABOUT SCHNEIDER GROUP
Schneider Group, founded in 1865, is an internationally oriented medium-sized forwarding company. With more than 800 employees and at more than 56 locations in Switzerland, Europe, the USA and Asia, and with the help of a worldwide network of partners, the logistics specialist plans and coordinates cross-border freight transport for its customers. In addition to road transport, sea and air freight, Schneider offers comprehensive services, particularly in the areas of customs clearance, logistical value-added services, and special services.
Further information is available at www.schneider-transport.com