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01/10/18 10:33

JAS establishes new branches in the Middle East

The freight forwarding group founded by Biagio Bruni celebrated its 40 years anniversary with an amazing event in Segrate headquarters

On September 8th Jas, Milan-based freight forwarder celebrated its first 40 years business with an amazing event attended in Segrate headquarters.

The group taken over and relaunched by Biagio Bruni in 1978, was originally operating in the air freight business, however it progressively expanded to sea shipments, turning into one of the major market players in Italy and globally.

“Overall turnover recorded in 2017 was equally split among air and sea shipments; while 2018 forecast  envisage recording a growth, illustrates Leonardo Baldi, CEO of JAS Spa.

“The group is currently encompassing 250 branches spread globally, recruiting overall 4,200 workers, 530 of whom have been working in the 19th Italian branches.

Regarding the existing network, JAS is split in 4 macro areas: Asia Pacific (headquartered in Singapore), Americhe (headquartered in Atlanta), EMEA (in Novazzano) and Italy (Segrate).

“Italy records overall 300 million Euro net of customs duties” illustrates Baldi, adding that 2018 was “a rather satisfactory year even though the Italian market was ailing; in fact based on economic data, air freight were went down to 3.2 % in the first seven months, while sea transport recorded7%.

Furthermore during the 40 years celebration, JAS Ceo recalled that the party was arranged within Segrate 5,000 square metres warehouse which gathered overall 800 people, particularly employees, but also suppliers and business partners.

 Regarding operations, Baldi wish to mention the Go Live project's fulfilment, which lasted three years, and implemented the shared software C1 in all headquarters and announces new forthcoming alliance.

“We are stronger in the US market and Asia Pacific line (first of all China), while in the future we could expand in the Middle East (last year we launched a new branch in Bahrein). Moreover, we might turn our attention to Africa where we are currently only operating in South Africa”, states the entrepreneur.

Nicola Capuzzo