|By PR Newswire||
|April 7, 2014 04:00 AM EDT||
PORTLAND, Oregon, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OIA Global, a leading global logistics, packaging and material sourcing solutions provider, today announced an expanded global presence with a new office in Sao Paulo, a market that accounts for one-third of Brazil's GDP – more than $800 billion USD.
"Consistent with last year's acquisition of Bellville Rodair International, OIA Global is continuing our growth strategy, allowing us to further build our infrastructure in one of the world's fastest growing markets. Launching a new Bellville Rodair International office in the robust Sao Paulo market, better positions OIA to support existing customers and provide high-quality global, logistics, sourcing, and packaging services," said Charlie Hornecker, CEO of OIA Global."
The Sao Paulo office represents the latest step in the company's ongoing expansion in South America. The Porto Alegre office opened 3 years ago and has handled more than 8,500 shipments to date. Just 6 months into operation, the Porto Alegre office won a prestigious Outstanding Logistics Supplier Award from AGCO, the world's leading manufacturer of agriculture equipment.
"We are looking to capitalize on the growth of several business sectors in Brazil, including the Energy, Automotive, Fashion, Healthcare and Outdoor & Athletic sectors," said David Ower, Managing Director of the Group.
About OIA Global
Since it's founding in 1988, OIA has grown to become a leading third party logistics provider delivering clients a unique combination of global logistics, creative packaging and material sourcing solutions. With a dedicated staff of over 800 professionals and an extensive worldwide presence in over 75 countries, OIA designs innovative solutions that can optimize supply chains around the world. OIA is a part of LDI Ltd., a closely held, value-added holding company based in Indianapolis. Originally founded in 1912 to manufacture corrugated boxes, LDI has since acquired and developed interests in distribution, manufacturing and logistics businesses. Current holdings include Tucker Rocky, a distributor of premier power sport parts, accessories and apparel brands. For more information please visit www.oiaglobal.com.
OIA Global Contact
Alexandre Destro, Branch Manager
Bellville Rodair International Ltd.
Av. Engenheiro Luís Carlos Berrini, 1748 - Suite: 301
SP 04571-000, Sao Paulo
+55 11 5102 2740