Rhenus buys Brazilian company Pirâmide SeaAir
The Rhenus Group has increased its network of business sites in Brazil, with the acquisition of the licensed customs clearance broker Pirâmide SeaAir Comércio Exterior.
In addition to the company headquarters in the major city of São Paulo, Pirâmide SeaAir also has branches at Garulhos and Viracops airports, as well as at the port of Santos.
“Customs clearance for imports is a major focus of operations in Brazil. It often determines whether or not goods are handled smoothly in conjunction with the public authorities. As a result of the customs clearance expertise available at Pirâmide SeaAir, we’ll be able to offer our customers special time and value added benefits,” said Jörn Schmersahl, CEO of Rhenus Air & Ocean Europe & Americas, describing the benefits of the acquisition.
“Brazil is a growth engine and generates about half the economic power in South America. We’re sure that Brazil will not only be important for exporting investment and consumer goods in future, but also become increasingly significant as a production site and regional centre.”
The Brazilian company will initially operate in the marketplace using the Rhenus-Piramide brand. The first shipments through Rhenus’ European LCL gateway in Hilden started in January 2018.