August 8, 2018 COLUMBIA, S.C. BLG Logistics locating new operations in Charleston County
BLG Logistics is locating new operations in Charleston County. Designed to support Mercedes-Benz Vans’ production operations, the company’s new logistics facility is projected to create 28 jobs. Located in Suite F at 4279 Crosspoint Drive in Ladson, S.C., BLG Logistics’ new operations starts in July 2018.
Providing value-added solutions to a variety of clients, BLG Logistics utilizes innovative technology and global expertise to support the international vehicle assembly supply chain. The company’s new Charleston County facility will manage parts and materials inventory for just-in-time and just-in-sequence operations, as well as transportation for Mercedes-Benz Vans by coordinating deliveries of assembled, tested and inspected auto parts.
“BLG Logistics is excited about continuing our successful growth strategy in North America with the opening of our newest facility in Charleston County, S.C. We have a great team in place, led by Director of Operations Paul DeGroot, and eagerly anticipate partnering with great local manufacturers. We have been welcomed with open arms by the Charleston business community and look forward to giving back to the communities in which we work and play.”
BLG Logistics Director of Sales and Marketing Thomas Burke
“South Carolina’s logistics sector continues to impress, and today’s announcement by BLG Logistics is a further testament to that. We have everything we need to not only make high-quality products in South Carolina, but to move those products all over the globe. Congratulations to BLG Logistics on this tremendous new venture.”
Gov. Henry McMaster
“Logistics companies are right at home in South Carolina. BLG Logistics’ facility in Charleston County will help our state’s businesses export their products around the world and succeed in a globally-competitive marketplace.”
Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Our world-class assets continue to be a driving factor in site selection. BLG Logistics recognized the advantage of Charleston’s ground, port and air success and will utilize these services along with our growing automotive and aerospace industries to expand their footprint. Congratulations to BLG Logistics for choosing Charleston County.”
Charleston County Council Chairman Victor Rawl
“BLG’s worldwide and innovative expertise of fully-integrated logistics systems is a welcome addition to the North Charleston economy, as they further bolster our city’s strong automotive sector. We look forward to seeing BLG grow to support other industrial original equipment manufacturing partners.”
North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey
ABOUT BLG LOGISTICS USA
Founded in 1877, 65 merchants founded BLG LOGISTICS under the name Bremer Lagerhaus-Gesellschaft (BLG LOGISTICS), a pioneer in seaport operations headquartered in Germany. The BLG LOGISTICS GROUP has developed into a $1.5B globally-operating logistics company. In the United States, BLG Logistics is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and plays an instrumental role in the supply chains of major automotive manufacturers and suppliers, from locations throughout the Southeast, with increasing focus on service and agile response for the manufacturing supply chains of major global brands.