For Consignor, the market research came second. Executives from the Norway-based logistics and delivery software firm were at a bar in Shenzhen, China, when they asked some American logistics professionals where they should put their U.S. base. The response was clear and immediate. “They said, ‘Atlanta — that’s a no-brainer,’” said CEO Peter Tang Thomsen, a […]
A German-owned supply-chain software and material-handling company will set up its global headquarters in Atlanta, city and state officials announced Wednesday. Dematic, which employs 7,000 people in 27 countries and is a subsidiary of the massive, Frankfurt-based Kion Group, is to hire 230 people while investing $30 million in Georgia Tech’s new Coda building, which is […]
Two of Partnership Gwinnett’s three manufacturing award winners and at least one company honored for supply chain excellence at the March 29 Movers and Makers awards have strong international connections. Both TOMCO2 Systems Co. (winner in the medium category, 100-199 employees) and Heatcraft Refrigeration Products (large, 200-plus), which operates under the tagline “Worldwide Refrigeration,” have […]
Hiroyuki Ishige was polite, but he didn’t mince words. The chairman and CEO of the Japan External Trade Organization, which promotes mutual trade between Japan and the rest of the world, had traveled to Atlanta from New York on Oct. 20 to deliver his remarks at a Japan-U.S. Investment Partnership Forum. Although he had plenty […]
Germany-based GEBHARDT Logistics Solutions Inc. is moving into a new 30,000-square-foot warehouse in Gwinnett County as it continues its expansion in the U.S. Based in the German city of Cham near the Czech Republic border, Gebhardt makes specialized racks, dollies and carts for the shipping and storage of items that require specific care or configuration. […]
Innovation at United Parcel Service Inc. stretches all the way back to its founding in 1907 when James E. Casey started the American Messenger Co. with two bicycles, a telephone and six messengers, according to Alan Amling, a UPS corporate strategist and panelist at the upcoming World Trade Day conference to be held at the […]
As the Netherlands-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast helps connect Dutch companies around the region, it often unearths innovative firms with Georgia operations that show how the Netherlands punches above its weight in global trade, technology and logistics. Recently, the chamber caught up with MediCapital Group’s U.S. director, Ramon van Maaren, to discuss how the company uses its offices […]
Companies looking to navigate the rapid change occurring in India’s tax and infrastructure landscape can gain an updated overview at the upcoming India’s Supply Chain conference in metro Atlanta March 3. India is on the cusp of substantial shifts to its logistics scene, with its federal government now in the planning stages of implementing the Goods and Services […]
Savannah saw its largest-ever container ship July 13, the first to call on the port after passing through the recently expanded Panama Canal.
Georgia Ports Authority’s saw a 23 percent increase in trade with Israel last year, enough to warrant recognition from the top organization promoting business with the country in the Southeast U.S.