Supply chain solutions providers SBS Worldwide and SIFTE BERTI have signed an agency agreement which covers all sea and air freight activities between Italy and the USA.
SIFTE BERTI will represent SBS Worldwide in Italy and SBS Worldwide will represent Sifte Berti in the USA. SIFTE BERTI has 19 offices throughout Italy, including Milan and Bologna.
In total, it operates more than 300,000sq meters of warehousing facilities.
Lars Kloch, Managing Director USA, SBS Worldwide, said: "SBS Worldwide’s supply chain offering is built on our ability to offer global solutions backed by regional and industry specialist knowledge.
"In SIFTE BERTI, we are delighted to have found a company with similar standards and values to SBS, a long and rich history of delivering cutting edge supply chain solutions within the Italian market and an in-depth understanding of the international freight industry."
Mr Franco Berti, SIFTE BERTI, said: "It is only be forming partnerships with established companies such as SBS that we are able to ensure that we can offer tailored solutions that meet all the needs of our clients. We are pleased to be working with a company with such as strong service offering as SBS."
The companies have a combined workforce of more than 500 experienced and customer-focused employees. The agreement strengthens the global network of both forwarders.
SBS Worldwide, an independent supply chain specialist founded in the UK in 1983, earlier this year won the supply chain management award at the prestigious BIFA Freight Industry Awards.
SIFTE BERTI, established in 1969 as an ocean-freight company, has its headquarters in Lainate (Milan). Today the company is positioned among the Italian market leaders in logistics, international groupage and domestic distribution. The 19 branches are linked by an own distribution network and the company offers pick-up and delivery services all over the Italian territory, with on-site customs offices.