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Agility Continues its Global Expansion
Atlanta, Georgia USA
March 10, 2009
 By
Evan Armstrong
 
Key Personnel:
Mokhtar Bazaraa, Senior Vice President
Gultekin Kuyzu, Senior Manager
 
Overview
In 1979 Agility began providing logistics services and with 2008 revenues of $7 billion and operations in over 100 countries, it has expanded rapidly to become a top-ten global supply chain manager. It has grown both organically and through acquisitions of U.S. based GeoLogistics and several smaller sized third-party logistics providers (3PLs). Agility focuses on offering customers supply chain solutions tailored to meet individual business needs through a global network of warehousing facilities and transportation management operations. As part of its growth strategy, Agility has adapted an “asset-right” business model, which means acquiring assets to meet specific customer and regional market logistics needs. Major Agility customers include: ABB, BP, Epson, General Electric, Halliburton, Nestle, Nike, Princess Cruise Lines, Shell Oil, Siemens, U.S. Department of Defense, and Wal-Mart.  

Agility is a publicly traded company organized into three major business groups. Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) is the largest with revenues of $4.5 billion and more than 23,000 employees. Over $4 billion of its revenues are generated outside of the U.S. GIL has core competencies in freight forwarding, contract logistics/warehousing, project logistics, fairs & events, and supply chain management 3PL services. Agility’s annual freight forwarding volume tops 420,000 ocean trailer equivalent units (TEUs) and its airfreight volume is over 490,000 tons.  

Defense & Government Services (DGS) generates $2.2 billion in revenues for Agility and has a workforce of over 10,000. It provides 3PL services tailored to governments, relief agencies and international institutions worldwide. These services include extensive warehousing and trucking operations in Kuwait to support...

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