AIT acquires Intelligent Logistics

  • August 9, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Illinois supply chain company AIT Worldwide Logistics has acquired Texas-based Intelligent Logistics, a firm with expertise in freight forwarding, cartage, warehousing and truckload brokerage.

In business since 2002, Intelligent Logistics also manages the Spur Freight brand and serves a range of specialised sectors, including technology, food and beverage, automotive, manufacturing and ecommerce reverse logistics, handling nearly 40,000 shipments annually.

The acquisition augments AIT’s growing list of global facilities and resources with 70 employees as well as 13,000 square metres of warehouse space and 40 dock doors across two facilities in Austin and San Antonio.

“The experts at Intelligent Logistics treat all freight as time-definite, with a focus on proactive communication that aligns well with AIT’s core value of earning our customers’ trust,” said Ray Fennelly, AIT’s chief information officer. “With that solid foundation, it’s been great getting to know our new teammates, and I’m thrilled to welcome them on board.”

Intelligent Logistics’ leader Tim Miller agreed the companies’ cultures were a tight match and said his team was excited to leverage AIT’s global reach and technology to provide greater value as they helped their customers succeed.

“Since we started almost 20 years ago, we’ve aimed to make cargo transportation simple and reliable so our clients can focus on growing their own businesses,” Miller said. “So, we’re really happy to join forces with an organisation like AIT, because they’re not just a global industry leader, but also a company that shares our dedication to clients.”

The Intelligent Logistics deal is the latest in a series of acquisitions by AIT including Multimodal International. earlier this year, Panther Logistics and Fiege Forwarding in 2020, Los Angeles-based freight forwarder Unitrans in 2019, and food logistics firm WorldFresh Express and UK-based Connexion World Cargo in 2018.

“With strategic acquisitions like Intelligent Logistics, AIT continues to implement our plans for global growth, adding valuable expertise and facilities to our expanding worldwide network,” said AIT executive vice president Greg Weigel. “I’m happy to welcome our newest transportation logistics professionals to the team and looking forward to all we’ll accomplish together.”

Terms of AIT Worldwide Logistics’ agreement to acquire Intelligent Logistics have not been disclosed.

For more than 40 years, Chicago-based AIT Worldwide Logistics has relied on a consultative approach to build a global network and partnerships in nearly every industry, including aerospace, ecommerce, food, government, healthcare, life sciences and retail. Backed by scalable, user-friendly technology, AIT’s flexible business model delivers tailored supply chain options for sea, air and ground freight. With employees at more than 85 locations in Asia, Europe and North America, its full-service options also include customs clearance, warehouse management and white glove services.