(Portland, OR) - The addition of ACE to the OIA family establishes our physical presence in Canada and critical U.S. markets.
30 January 2017
OIA Global has acquired American Cargo Express (ACE), a New Jersey-based provider of domestic and international freight forwarding, warehousing, and trade management services. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“We value ACE’s nearly 30-year commitment to providing quality freight forwarding, warehousing, fulfillment, as well as its inventory and trade management services to its customers,” Charlie Hornecker, OIA Global CEO, said. “Joining forces with ACE expands OIA’s footprint into the highly competitive Canadian market of Toronto and adds to our global network of locations which includes countries in Europe, Asia, and South America,” Hornecker stated.
“We are joining a fast growing company with one of the most unique value propositions in the supply chain and logistics space,” said Rick Trizano, President of American Cargo Express. “OIA’s ability to manage customers’ procurement and sourcing needs will dovetail very well with ACE’s supply chain services. Most importantly, OIA has a great employee-driven culture, which is what makes it even more meaningful,” Trizano added.
“Acquisitions such as these only work if we can continue to innovate and provide value-enhanced benefits with our ‘customer-first’ service,” Hornecker added. “Canada will mark the 27th country in which OIA Global operates, and we will continue to explore these types of acquisitions in the future, provided they are strategic to our business, help grow our brand, expand our network, and create value for our customers.”
Rick Trizano and Chris Murray founded American Cargo Express in 1988, with the company headquartered in Union, New Jersey. Over time ACE has grown into a multi-million dollar full-service forwarding, warehousing, and trade management company with over 200 employees and 11 offices.