Archive for August, 2012

Trade Mission to Europe Provides Insights As ChemLogix Global Builds International Logistics Operations

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

By Steve Hamilton, President and CEO, CLX Logistics

Traveling with PA Governor Tom Corbett with a delegation of Pennsylvania business leaders on an International Trade Mission to Europe this past March provided insights into new business opportunities and cultural considerations as ChemLogix Global expands its international logistics business throughout Europe.

With the goal of making new alliances and scouting potential locations for ChemLogix Global to set up new facilities in Europe, I joined seven business leaders from a diverse range of Pennsylvania-based companies to meet with different corporations, business leaders and dignitaries in Leon, Paris, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf.

Visiting chemical companies throughout Germany and France confirmed their interest in shale gas produced in PA and corporate readiness for the type of robust transportation management technology and resources available from ChemLogix Global.

While strong nationalism still exists among businesses in Europe, globalization is growing within many logistics departments, with in-house personnel transplanted from different countries including the United States.  As chemical companies become more diverse and open to work with businesses outside their own country, ChemLogix Global wants to be positioned to support their supply chain management needs.

To strengthen our presence and readiness in Europe, we are looking to establish an overseas operation that will enable us to better work with international companies in their own time zones and within their own territories.  An international office will enable us to work with new and existing customers in their own backyard while building greater relationships and understanding of their unique supply chain challenges.

In the months ahead, we hope to announce our new European office locations.  To find out more about our international logistics business and how we can deliver value to your company, click here or call 215-461-3800.