Scan Global Logistics (SGL) is to open an office in Lille, France, on April 15.

SGL’s business in France is currently handled by agents. The company said: “By establishing our own operation under our own brand, new and existing customers will benefit from strengthened service offerings, access to global logistics solutions, and profound expertise and know-how.”

SGL France will offer a range of global logistics services, including forwarding by air, ocean and rail, as well as order/carrier management and Customs brokerage.

Olivier Sainterent, managing director, said: “As a fully-owned SGL operation, all customers will benefit significantly from our agile, flexible, and responsive business handling.”

Sebastien Delmotte will act as branch manager of the office, the opening of which follows the company’s expansion in the Benelux region, Poland and the Czech Republic.