Scarbrough International, Ltd. finalizes Acquisition
of Laredo Becnel, Inc. and Despachos Hugo S.C.

to expand NAFTA Operations

Kansas City, Missouri – August 4, 2015– Scarbrough International, a Kansas City, MO based International Logistics and U.S. Customs Brokerage firm has acquired Laredo, Texas-based Laredo Becnel Inc. along with Nuevo Laredo, Mexico-based Despachos Hugo S.C. Scarbrough’s Co-Owner and Managing Director, Jeannie Scarbrough was happy to make the announcement at the official ribbon cutting in Laredo today.
This strategic acquisition extends Scarbrough’s North American capability throughout Southern USA and into Mexico.  This acquisition along with the recently announced establishment of SCARBROUGH DE MEXICO S. DE R.L. DE C.V will expand Scarbrough’s capabilities to serve their clients who are importing and exporting into and out of Mexico.

“This deal was made on very friendly terms,” says Enrique (Henry)  Gonzalez, owner of Laredo Becnel Inc., and Mexico firm Despachos HuGo S.C.  “Scarbrough has been a longtime supporter and partner to Laredo Becnel and so we have a great mutual respect between our two companies,” added Henry, “we are pleased to join forces to strengthen our mutual efforts to provide industry leading service, technology, and capability to our clients.”

“We are first and foremost delighted to add former Laredo Becnel’s leadership and hardworking team to our Scarbrough family,” added Jeannie Scarbrough. “Their reputation for service and excellence aligns perfectly with the Scarbrough brand and what we are known for–our customer service. Laredo now becomes the gatewaybetween our U.S. and Mexico operations; it strengthens our NAFTA capabilities not only for our clients but for clients seeking one point of contact for all their North American business.”

About Scarbrough

Scarbrough International, Ltd. is one of the leading service and technology minded logistics firms in the United States.  Scarbrough is headquartered in the Heart of America, Kansas City, with U.S. offices also in Chicago, St. Louis, Laredo and Des Moines.  The company also has offices in Shanghai, China and Nuevo Laredo, México.  Scarbrough embraces its long term client partnership and offers international consulting, U.S. Customs brokerage, import and export global freight forwarding, NAFTA trucking, domestic trucking, and warehouse services.

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