This year Wallenius Wilhelmsen Vehicle Services Americas (WWL VSA), one of the leading automotive processing and logistics providers in North America, marks its 10th anniversary as part of the WWL family.
It all started in 2005 when WWL acquired Distribution and Auto Service Inc (DAS) – later renamed WWL VSA – from Nissan North America in order to expand its offerings to better serve the North American finished vehicle industry. At the time, WWL CEO Christopher J. Connor said of the acquisition, “The scale and scope of the existing network will provide an excellent opportunity for WWL to develop efficient distribution solutions for other automobile manufacturers in the competitive North American market.” During the past 10 years, WWL VSA has done just that.
Over the past decade, the company has grown from 5 to 25 facilities in North America. With 3,400 employees and more than 4.7 million vehicles handled annually, growth for WWL VSA continues to this day. State-of-the-art in-plant and port-based vehicle processing centres such as Brunswick in Georgia and Annacis in Vancouver in British Colombia, Canada provide key services for European and Asian imports, respectively. In addition, new projects such as the BMW facility in the port of Galveston, Texas, and the Subaru plant expansion in Lafayette, Indiana, offer more extensive service capabilities for customers going forward.
“The success of WWL VSA is grounded in the 3,400 dedicated men and women who work tirelessly every day to deliver a variety of highly specialised first-class services to our many automotive customers,” says John J. Felitto, president and CEO of WWL VSA. “We are proud of our growing logistics portfolio and will continue to work diligently to service our customers with innovative and high performing logistics.”