Wexco, one of the leading GSSAs in Australia and New Zealand, has joined ECS Group.

The acquisition will help ECS Group in its goal to develop its global presence, taking ECS Group into the Asia Pacific region. Wexco was founded in 1979 in Australia and in 2003 in New Zealand, and enjoys long-standing partnerships and widely recognised expertise in the Australasian market. This was a crucial factor in ECS Group’s decision to acquire the GSSA to expand its activities in those countries. For Wexco, a key benefit of the co-operation is ECS Group’s ability to innovate.

“Wexco is a well-established GSSA with a very good reputation in the Australia and New Zealand market. We were not previously represented in either country and our strategy involves expanding our footprint in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Bertrand Schmoll, Chairman of ECS Group. “Wexco is the perfect partner with which to do this, and one of its biggest assets is its unrivalled market expertise,” he added.

Said Russell Freeman and David Williams, owners of Wexco: “ECS Group is the world’s leading and largest global GSSA, not only in terms of its network but also in terms of innovation. ECS Group has digital tools that no other GSSA has developed, allowing it to constantly improve the way in which it meets the needs of its airline and freight forwarder clients. Furthermore, ECS Group’s values fit perfectly with our own. It made the decision to join ECS Group a simple one.”