Worldwide Logistics Group on Tuesday said it acquired P.W. Bellingall, a customs brokerage house based in San Francisco. This acquisition comes on the heels of a record-breaking 2022 and the Paramus-based company’s 25th anniversary, which was celebrated earlier this year.
The integration of PWB introduces more than a century’s worth of customs brokerage knowledge to WWL’s global workforce. This move significantly bolsters WWL’s in-house customs brokerage services and establishes a strong presence for the company in the Northern California market.
“The team at WWL is thrilled to acquire a company that is a market leader in its specific niche and brings along a wealth of expertise,” Tom Peacock, president of WWL, said. “PWB’s exceptional hands-on personal service, which aligns closely with our company culture, has earned them legendary status in the customer brokerage arena of Northern California, and our global offerings and extensive reach enable us to provide PWB’s esteemed customer base with an enhanced, comprehensive solution. We eagerly look forward to continued collaboration with the entire PWB team.”
With a position in the thriving food and beverage industry and an AIB-certified warehouse in the New York area, this acquisition gives WWL the power to leverage PWB’s specialized expertise in the coffee and food sectors from a customs brokerage perspective. Furthermore, WWL can now offer in-house customs brokerage services to PWB’s food and beverage customers while providing its full line of logistics services.
“From the beginning, PWB handled various imported cargo commodities, but it was green coffee that became our niche business. It started with the Folger Coffee Co. and steadily grew from there,” Robin Jabin, owner of PWB, said. “While we have remained a small business for all these years, we have always prioritized offering the personal service our customers have come to expect.”