Global Critical Logistics acquires Asesores De Flete

The ADF purchase, along with Rock-it Global's significant presence in Latin America, strengthens Rock-it Global's in-house capabilities to service customers throughout the Spanish-speaking world

GCLs Rock-it Global brand will be linked with ADF
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GCL's Rock-it Global brand will be linked with ADF

Asesores de Flete, S.A. (ADF), an experienced, non-asset-based provider of mission-critical logistics services to the live event, entertainment, sports, and broadcast sectors, has been acquired by Global Critical Logistics (GCL).

GCL's Rock-it Global brand will be linked with ADF.

The ADF purchase, along with Rock-it Global's significant presence in Latin America, strengthens Rock-it Global's in-house capabilities to service customers throughout the Spanish-speaking world.

"Establishing a company-owned presence in Spain not only strengthens our geographic footprint in continental Europe, but also gives us direct access to customers in key end markets within the region," said Paul J. Martins, Chief Executive Officer and President, GCL.

"We are always looking for strategic opportunities to grow the business, enhance our value proposition to customers, and expand service offerings across the world. The acquisition of ADF builds on our strategy of enhancing capabilities to target customers in high growth industries such as live events, music touring, sports, broadcast, and film and television production."

Carlos Arauz Sanchez, the company's founder and managing director, will remain in charge.

Rock-it Global provides high-touch, mission-critical air, ocean, and surface freight forwarding and logistics services to the end markets of live entertainment and music tours, sports, broadcasting, corporate events, and tradeshows.

"For more than 30 years, ADF has focused on providing a customized service to very demanding clients," said Mr. Arauz.

"Joining the GCL family of companies and spearheading Rock-it Global's efforts in Spain is an exciting step for our team since we are culturally aligned and have the same passion for providing outstanding service. We believe this partnership will further allow us to leverage a global network and shared resources for our existing customers, whilst continuing to deliver critical solutions in Spain and the region."

ADF, founded in 1987, has an experienced staff of approved in-house Customs professionals and specialises in critical, no-failure projects for customers all over the world.

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