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European Cargo Services

ECS is the world leading General Sales and Services Agent (GSSA) for airlines, who outsource to ECS the sale and management of their cargo capacities space

ECS is the global leading GSSA, representing airlines and acting as an intermediary between them and freight forwarders.

Acting on a world-wide scale, ECS provides value-added services to over 100 airlines in over 40 countries, helping freight forwarders to find the most efficient routes to ship goods by air. ECS handles the whole value chain ranging from sales and marketing to administrative support and supervision of physical operations.

The Company handles over 750,000 tons of airfreight each year, thanks to its ca. 600 employees and continuously extends its geographical reach as well as portfolio of airlines represented.

Key Milestones:

2014: Acquisition of a regional leader in Scandinavia to reinforce #1 position in Europe, and enlarge airlines portfolio as well as network depth.
2014-16: Set-up of a regional presence in South America through green-field expansion, to turn ECS into a global player with significant presence on all continents.
2016: Acquisition in Asia to add presence in 8 new countries, and consolidate ECS' regional platform, to benefit from the Asian reservoir of growth in airfreight.

Industry Business services
Country France
Date of investment 03-2013
Gross Margin 68 M€
Status In Portfolio