Gwinnett Welcomes France-Based Company

Published: February 5, 2016

SKIPPER Logistics Announces Expansion in Gwinnett County
France-based company to add 15 new jobs in metro Atlanta

(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) February 5, 2016 – SKIPPER Logistics joined Georgia Department of Economic Development and Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development to announce the expansion of its operations to Gwinnett County, metro Atlanta, Georgia. The France-based supply chain and transport guidance management company will create 15 new jobs, investing $400,000 in warehouse and technology support.

“After more than 40 years of success in the Europe’s logistics market, it was time to respond to our tremendous growth by providing our logistics solution to the American market,” said Fabien Jouvet, President of SKIPPER Logistics. “We decided that Gwinnett County is the ideal location for SKIPPER Logistics to develop a strong U.S. presence, due to its central location. Gwinnett Economic Development and the state of Georgia have been extremely helpful in providing relocation assistance, resources and training.”

“We are excited that SKIPPER Logistics chose Gwinnett County as the first site to pioneer its operations in the U.S. market,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Carr. “I am confident that its long-standing success in the European market coupled with our pro-business climate will make for a rewarding partnership.”

“We are pleased to welcome SKIPPER Logistics to Gwinnett County, an addition that will bring new jobs and investment to our community,” stated Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash. “SKIPPER Logistics’ strategic decision to invest in Gwinnett is a statement to our favorable economic climate and advantageous location. We wish them continued growth and success.”

“We are delighted to welcome SKIPPER Logistics to our community with the announcement of its expansion into Lawrenceville,” said Judy Jordan Johnson, Mayor of Lawrenceville. “We look forward to working with this dynamic industry leader and are grateful SKIPPER Logistics chose to invest in Lawrenceville through the creation of new jobs and additional business in the city.”

SKIPPER Logistics is expected to employ pickers and warehouse staff for it 66,000-square-foot location at 753 Winer Industrial Way, Suite A in the City of Lawrenceville. The company provides outsourcing logistics solution (storage & detail picking operations), freight organization and business intelligence software to improve your supply chain. SKIPPER Logistics solutions include supply chain facilities management, delivery operations, software management and consulting.

“It was a pleasure to assist SKIPPER Logistics in locating a facility to accommodate their growth,” said David Nixon, Senior Vice President for CBRE. “The rich amenities that exist in our community’s real estate market make Gwinnett an ideal location for SKIPPER Logistics to thrive. We wish them great success.”

“We congratulate SKIPPER Logistics on this announcement and welcome them to the Gwinnett community,” said Shantell R. Wilson, Senior Project Manager Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett. “As we work to attract businesses, create jobs and support companies’ growth efforts in Gwinnett County, we are confident SKIPPER Logistics will experience great success in our community.”

SKIPPER plans to open several new warehouses in the U.S. over the next three years. SKIPPER Logistics has six logistical warehouses in Southeast France and two in Paris.

For more information about SKIPPER Logistics visit www.skippergroupe.com.

For more information on Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development, visit www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.

 

 

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About SKIPPER Logistics
Skipper Groupe is an independent group which has developed an innovative concept of externalization combined with solutions of transport guidance and traceability. With its infrastructure, Skipper Groupe is able to manage your project in a fast-paced environment and a very flexible manner. Skipper Groupe is an expert in supply chain and transport guidance management, and provides a service including a continuous software innovation, supported by a research and development cell. For more information about SKIPPER Logistics visit www.skippergroupe.com.

About Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development
Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development globally markets Gwinnett as the premier location in metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia for growing and conducting business. By encouraging investment and trade into the county through relocation and expansion assistance, the organization works with local and regional partners to bring technology, health sciences and services, advanced manufacturing, supply chain management, and corporate headquarters to the community. Home to FORTUNE 500 and 1000 companies, Gwinnett County hosts a wide range of businesses from industry giants, to international companies and homegrown start-ups. Success lives here- www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.

Media Contact
Jennifer Farine | jfarine@gwinnettchamber.org | 678.584.2261

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