TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Livingston International has acquired the
assets of Advantex Express Inc. as well as the shares of its two U.S.
entities, Advantex Express, Inc. and Andina Group International, Inc.
(collectively "Advantex"), Livingston's CEO, Steve Preston, announced
"With the acquisition of this transportation services and customs
brokerage firm, Livingston is further expanding its Canadian and U.S.
freight forwarding and brokerage operations, while giving us additional
ground freight audit capabilities," said Preston. "I am pleased that
Advantex leadership, including Greg Richard, Andre Leclerc, Jan Nyberg
and John Vella, will be joining Livingston, further deepening our
management team and ensuring a smooth transition."
"We are very enthusiastic about becoming part of Livingston," said
Richard, president of Advantex, which is headquartered in Mississauga,
Ontario. "Livingston's extensive coverage in Canada and the U.S.,
particularly in key regional air/sea markets and along the U.S.
southern border, will benefit our customers and offer additional career
opportunities for our employees."
Founded in 1987, Advantex employs approximately 50 staff in both Canada
and the United States. The company specializes in freight services
through its worldwide agent network as well as freight audit and
customs brokerage services.
North America's number one company focused on customs brokerage and
trade compliance, Livingston International also offers international
trade consulting and global trade management services as well as
international freight forwarding across North America and around the
globe. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Livingston employs
approximately 3,200 staff at over 125 key border points, sea ports,
airports and other strategic locations across North America as well as
in Europe and Asia.
SOURCE: Livingston International Inc.
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