Deal with Swedish automotive company prompts expansion of Agility facility in Gothenburg
BAAR, Switzerland – November 24, 2016 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has won a six-year warehousing and logistics contract with Sweden-based Amring, a wholesaler that sells and distributes tires, rims, complete wheels and related articles for passenger vehicles, trucks and commercial vehicles.
Following the award, Agility announced plans to expand its Gothenburg logistics center from 8,350 sqm to 23,000 sqm. As part of the contract, it will provide warehouse services to Amring, as well as tailored, value-added services including mounting/assembling of wheels. [Read more…]
Agility today announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2016, reporting a net profit of KD 15.17million, an increase of 11%compared to the third quarter of 2015. Earnings-per-share stood at 13.19 fils, and EBITDA stood at KD 28.90 million, a 19% increase compared to the same period in 2015. Revenues are at KD 312.00 million for the quarter, a 7% decrease over Q3 last year.
“We have now been seeing continuous underlying increase in the profitability of the business. This is driven by steady progress in turning around our Global Integrated Logistics business, as well as by continued financial performance and growth in our Infrastructure group of companies,” said Tarek Sultan, Agility’s CEO. “We continue to make gains in the face of a challenging business context: from sluggish economic and trade growth in key regions to political uncertainty in others. I attribute Agility’s gains to sharper strategic focus and ongoing commitment to financial discipline, even as we invest in the markets, products, and technologies that will transform our business and help us continue to lead in the future.” [Read more…]
ACCRA, Ghana – October, 19, 2016 – Agility, a leading global logistics and infrastructure provider, has opened a distribution park near Ghana’s main port, the first of a network of logistics parks it intends to build across Africa, bringing world-class warehousing and logistics capabilities.
Tenants at the 45-acre Ghana Agility Distribution Park in the Tema Port Free Trade Zone Enclave include multinationals entering the West African market and small and medium-size Ghanaian companies using the park to expand their operations in light manufacturing and export and import.
Agility is developing distribution parks in Cote D’Ivoire, Tanzania, Nigeria, Mozambique and Angola. It has additional sites available in Senegal, Mauritius and Cameroon. [Read more…]
JOHANNESBURG – Sept. 29, 2016 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today announced the winners of its Africa 2016 Photo Competition, a series of photographs that show how quickly Africa is modernizing, growing and even leading the way in new technology.
The annual contest, now in its second year, is a pan-Africa photography competition focusing on Africa’s rapid modernization. This year’s competition drew more than 2,500 photographs from professional and amateur photographers in 30 countries.
The winning images depicted a fisherman in a canoe on Lake Victoria on his laptop, a solar farm in Rwanda powering 15,000 homes, and the skyline of Harare, Zimbabwe. [Read more…]
Agility joins Maersk Line Carbon Pact initiative to cut CO2 by 15%
BAAR, Switzerland – September 26, 2016 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has signed an agreement with Maersk Line, the world’s largest container ship operator, to cut CO2 emissions by 15% per container transported on Agility shipments by 2020.
The agreement is part of Maersk’s Carbon Pact Challenge, an initiative under which the ocean carrier and its customers work together to drive down harmful emissions and reduce the environmental impact of shipping. [Read more…]
Top Agility executive recognized at 2016 CEO Middle East Awards
DUBAI — Sept. 20, 2016 – Agility chief executive Tarek Sultan was named Industry CEO of the Year at the CEO Middle East awards, an annual ceremony held in recognition of the region’s most successful and innovative corporate leaders.
Since Sultan joined Agility in 1997, it has grown from a small Kuwaiti warehousing company to the largest logistics provider in the Middle East and one of the world’s top 10 providers of integrated logistics. The company now has $4.3 billion in annual revenue, 22,000 employees and offices in more than 100 countries. [Read more…]
Magic Quadrant evaluates logistics providers according to their vision and ability to execute
Kuwait – August 31, 2016 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has been recognized for the third year as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics Providers, Worldwide, May 2016.
Gartner recognized Agility as a leader in 3PL logistics based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision. Agility is client-focused and provides flexible, customized solutions to respond to specific needs. In addition to its expertise in emerging markets, Agility is known for having an entrepreneurial and open management team, supported by a proactive organizational structure, which customers find appealing.
“We believe the recognition by Gartner demonstrates our commitment to providing customers with seamless access to a depth and breadth of service offerings, highly seasoned competency and tailored solutions,” said Tarek Sultan, Agility CEO.
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