Florida-based air cargo handler Alliance Ground International (AGI) has acquired fellow-Chicago operator Maestro Cargo. Established in 2017 by chief executive officer Edip Pektas and chief operating officer Sanj Rathi. Specialises in cold-chain pharmaceutical. Alliance said the acquisition also adds airport warehouses and aircraft parking at Chicago O’Hare, giving it a combined warehouse footprint of over 1 million square feet.
AGI chief executive Jared Azcuy (pictured), said: “It’s great to welcome Maestro and its employees to AGI. Maestro is well known for its customer service and innovative solution offering at ORD. I look forward to working with Edip, Sanj, and the rest of the Maestro team, who share my enthusiasm for our employees, our customers, and the handling industry. AGI will continue to aggressively pursue opportunities to partner with companies like MIC to expand our growing presence in North America and beyond with a focus on air cargo and below the wing services to the dedicated air freighter and commercial aviation markets.”
Edip Pektas added: “We are very happy to be a part of the AGI team. We have worked with AGI for years and have always admired their large operation and strategic growth approach. We are looking forward to building the business together at O’Hare and across the country and are very excited that our employees will have new opportunities and possibilities.”