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Leschaco strengthens global presence with new location in Peru

Bremen, Germany | Lima, Peru - February 2022: On February 01, 2022, the globally active logistics service provider Leschaco (Lexzau, Scharbau GmbH & Co. KG) further expands its presence in the Americas and takes over Transantartic S.A.C. (TPL), a freight forwarding company based in Lima, Peru, which has been part of the Leschaco Group's agent network for more than 10 years.

The Americas region is an important and growing market and of strategic importance to the group of companies. The acquisition widens Leschaco's geographic footprint and fosters its growth strategy. Strengthening its own network of country presences is an important pillar of its long-term business strategy for 2030.

The Peruvian freight forwarder TPL was founded in 1998 and specialises in air, sea and land transports as well as tailor-made services in the field of project logistics. TPL's customers will benefit from Leschaco's 143 years of expertise, extensive logistics product portfolio, high level of professional competence and global presence.

With the acquisition, the TPL staff will also move under the Leschaco umbrella. "We are very pleased to welcome the TPL team to the Leschaco family. The acquisition of TPL and its highly qualified employees is an enrichment for our globally active group of companies. I look forward to working with them and to a successful future together," says Jörg Conrad, CEO of the Leschaco Group.

The future name of the company will be Leschaco Peru S.A.C.. Leschaco was able to win Ms. Cecilia Batallanos as Managing Director. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in leading positions in Logistics, Customs and International Transportation in countries such as Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and Bolivia. Thanks to her experience and excellent contacts, Ms. Batallanos will drive Leschaco's growth ambitions in Peru and lead Leschaco Peru S.A.C. into a successful future.

With the new location in Peru, Leschaco is now represented in 23 countries. Services in the core business areas of sea and air freight, tank containers and contract logistics are offered at all locations. A variety of value-added services and multimodal transports round off the product portfolio.

Company information: The Leschaco Group is a traditional, owner-managed logistics service provider and offers intercontinental logistics solutions for sea and air freight as well as contract logistics and tank container operation. As proven partner for leading companies in plant construction and mechanical engineering, automotive, chemical and related industries, producers of consumer goods and pharmaceuticals. Leschaco offers comprehensive logistics solutions from one single source. Our globally standardised IT–environment guarantees the required high process transparency. The company was founded under the name of Lexzau, Scharbau by Wilhelm Lexzau and Julius Scharbau in Hamburg in 1879. Today the group comprises 73 own offices, employing around 2,300 people in more than 23 countries worldwide. This network is supported by a carefully selected network of agents. CEO Jörg Conrad insists on a sustainable business development. The companies' headquarters are in Bremen.