K+N buys Quick International

The time-critical transport and logistics specialist Quick International Courier has been acquired by international logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel.

Quick International is based near JFK Airport in New York and offers tailor made services to the aviation, pharmaceuticals & healthcare industries, generating some $200 million annual revenue.

“With its unique expertise in time-critical shipments in the fields of aviation and pharma & healthcare – both key strategic focus and investment areas for Kuehne + Nagel – the company perfectly complements our existing global portfolio. Our customers will benefit from a much greater scope of services and capability for time-critical shipments, while Quick’s customers will get access to Kuehne + Nagel’s global network across more than 100 countries”, said K+N airfreight director Yngve Ruud.

Quick International was founded in 1981 and has about 550 employees specialising in “Next Flight Out” and “Next Drive Out” shipments among others.

The firm consists of Sterling Aviation, QuickSTAT, Quick Healthcare and Quick Logistics who will continue to operate as independent product brands.