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Canada's Delmar acquires Rotra to expand US footprint, capabilities

CANADIAN freight forwarder Delmar International has acquired Rotra LLC and Rotra Brokerage Services Inc

17 March 2020 - 19:00

CANADIAN freight forwarder Delmar International has acquired Rotra LLC and Rotra Brokerage Services Inc. The deal significantly raises the capabilities and size of the company's US footprint and workforce that now features 200 employees and operates from coast to coast with seven branches nationwide.

Established in 1984, Rotra is a light asset logistics company headquartered in Chicago, with offices in the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden, offering international freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and warehousing and distribution services.



Rotra services North American and European importers and exporters, with a 'wide range of logistics services' on the transatlantic trade.



Delmar International chief executive Robert Cutler said in a report by London's Air Cargo News: 'Our acquisition of Rotra is a strategic opportunity for Delmar to both increase our substance in the ever-important US Midwest market and to further grow our presence in European markets. For over three decades, Rotra has successfully serviced and grown its customer base in this geographical sector.



'There is a strong cultural fit here with substantive synergy and opportunity for both entities and we couldn't be more pleased to incorporate their family into ours.'


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