CHERRY HILL, N.J., 08/08/2016 - Leading supply chain service provider, NFI, announced the acquisition of United Express today. NFI, headquartered in N.J. with facilities and operations throughout North America, is one of the largest privately held integrated supply chain solutions providers in North America.
The purchase of United Express expands NFI's brokerage offering in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Regions. Recognized as a Transport Topics top freight brokerage firm, NFI continues to invest in the service to enhance and complement its suite of supply chain solutions consisting of dedicated transportation, warehousing, transportation management, intermodal, global logistics, and real estate.
"Our family owned business, with a long history of a customer centric culture, is excited to join NFI," says United Express owner Brian Reich. "NFI's culture aligns with that of United Express and we feel this will be a seamless transition for our employees."
"We feel the United Express acquisition will benefit and expand NFI's growing brokerage business," says David Broering, NFI Senior Vice President of Integrated Solutions. "We look forward to continue growing with United's current customer base and provide the same level of superior service into the future."
Over the last five years NFI's domestic brokerage and global freighting groups have experienced tremendous growth. The brokerage team provides diverse, multi-modal capabilities to a variety of companies in diverse industries including retail, food, beverage, apparel, and consumer packaged goods. Its hands-on customer service combined with a 20,000 plus carrier base provides flexibility, consistent capacity, and reliable service.
"We are excited for Brian and the team at United Express to join our NFI family. Acquisitions like these allow us to expand our service offerings and serve new customers across the supply chain," said Sid Brown, NFI CEO. "We will continue to look for strategic acquisitions that bolt on new service offerings and expand our footprint. We constantly look to strengthen NFI's position in the marketplace by creating value for our customers through seamless supply chain solutions."
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About NFI -- NFI is a fully integrated supply chain solutions provider headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ. Privately held by the Brown family since its inception in 1932, NFI generates more than $1.1 billion in annual revenue and employs more than 8,000 associates. NFI owns facilities globally and operates 27.5 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space. Its company-owned fleet consists of over 2,000 tractors and 8,200 trailers, operated by more than 2,600 company drivers and 250 owner operators. Its business lines include dedicated transportation, warehousing, intermodal, brokerage, transportation management, global, and real estate services. For more information about NFI, visit www.nfiindustries.com or call 1-877-NFI-3777.