GLOBAL logistics solutions business, WiseTech Global, has announced the acquisition of SISA Studio Informatica SA, a customs and freight forwarding solutions provider in Switzerland.

Based in Lugano, SISA is a prominent player in providing customs and logistics solutions including customs clearance, freight forwarding and bonded warehouse management.

WiseTech Global founder and chief executive Richard White said SISA had accumulated a powerful breadth and depth of expertise.

“We are pleased to welcome the talented SISA team and operations into our WiseTech family, taking a further important step in building out our global customs footprint,” Mr White said.

“With Switzerland the ninth largest economy by GDP in Europe, the third largest trading partner with the EU for exports of goods and the fourth largest trading partner with the EU for imports of goods, bringing SISA into the WiseTech group now, consolidates our considerable geographic foothold in customs clearance and border compliance.”

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SISA managing director Roland Schumacher, said they were delighted to join the WiseTech Global group.

“The leading position of WiseTech’s solutions in global customs clearance will bring vast advantages for international-oriented Swiss freight forwarders and shippers,” Mr Schumacher said.

“We stay committed to our long-standing customers and to helping them remain successful in the highly competitive logistics market.” SISA operations are to be integrated within the WiseTech Global group and SISA is to continue to deliver logistics solutions directly to their customers, along with CargoWise One over time.”

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