ECS Group acquires Brazilian GSSA BCS Air
July 23, 2018: Leading general sales and service agent (GSSA) services provider ECS Group has collaborated with Brazilian GSSA BCS Air, to provide major airlines in Latin America and the US with a full range of high quality cargo outsourcing solutions.
BCS Air is Brazil’s leading and well-established General Sales and Services Agent with more than 20 years of experience in the air cargo industry.
“The cooperation surely will create highly dynamic synergies between our enterprises and further strengthen our position in the Brazilian and American markets,” says Joao Luiz Ferreira, chief operating officer BCS Air at the company’s headquarters in São Paolo.
With strong connections to the local airfreight community, BCS Air offers an outstanding portfolio of GSSA services at Brazilian airports for international airlines such as Aeromexico, Cargolux, IAG Cargo, Japan Airlines, TAAG, Turkish Airlines and Delta – from highly effective sales and marketing support to ground handling and charter services at competitive rates.
BCS Air customers particularly benefit from the company’s outstanding expertise in the handling of perishables, automotive components, and CAO services.
“The ECS Group and BCS Air have been closely cooperating for five years already”, says Bertrand Schmoll, chairman of ECS Group. “Following in the footsteps of AVS GSA and Exp-Air Cargo, BCS Air has now chosen to join ECS Group. The integration of BCS into our network has been a logical step for our companies. We both share a future-oriented culture of innovation, and the expertise and best practices of BCS Air will be profitable for all partners within the Group.”
ECS Group has already been working the markets in Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Columbia, and Argentina. It will help to expand and enhance services specifically in Brazil and Latin America and offer unique opportunities for further growth.
Recently, in June 2018, ECS was acquired by investment firm Naxicap Partners to help continue the GSSA's acquisition strategy.