Kuehne + Nagel has acquired Quick International Courier, a provider of time-critical transportation and logistics solutions focusing on the aviation and pharma industries.
The Jamaica, New York-based company has 550 employees specialised in ‘Next Flight Out’ and ‘Next Drive Out’ shipments.
Quick consists of Sterling Aviation, QuickSTAT, Quick Healthcare and Quick Logistics who will continue to operate as independent product brands.
Kuehne + Nagel International chief executive officer, Dr Detlef Trefzger says: “Kuehne + Nagel’s M&A strategy is focused on expanding our footprint, creating synergies and acquiring know how. The acquisition of Quick is another accelerator to drive network growth and to enhance our global customer solutions portfolio.”
Kuehne + Nagel member of the managing board responsible for airfreight, Yngve Ruud says: “With its unique expertise in time-critical shipments in the fields of aviation and pharma & healthcare – both key strategic focus and investment areas for Kuehne + Nagel – the company perfectly complements our existing global portfolio.
“Our customers will benefit from a much greater scope of services and capability for time-critical shipments, while Quick’s customers will get access to Kuehne + Nagel’s global network across more than 100 countries.”
Quick International Courier chief executive officer, Dominique Bischoff-Brown adds: “We are looking forward to become part of the Kuehne + Nagel Group. Joining forces with one of the leading logistics providers offers us new growth perspectives within a worldwide operating network.”