Crane Worldwide Logistics, the Texas-based, full-service customs brokerage and third-party logistics provider, has doubled its staff in Central Ohio because of the number of OEMs and suppliers it is now serving in the region. 

In December last year, the company started managing a 28,300 sq.m distribution centre for American Showa, a Japanese automotive parts manufacturer. It has since had to double the number of staff employed at the centre, from 30, to 60, with plans for at least another 20. Parts from the distribution centre are shipped to assembly plants in other cities in Ohio.

The company operates globally, in 108 locations and has plans to expand. “Crane Worldwide Logistics is positioned to continue growth in the coming years,” a spokesperson for the company told Automotive Logistics. “We are strategically positioned in locations all over the globe, which gives us a strong presence. Our growth into new markets will largely be driven by where our customers need us.” 

In Ohio, Crane has worked with more than 40 businesses, including several OEMs. The company’s location in Columbus, the state capital, is ideal for shipping goods to destinations in three days or less, and ideal for receiving imports. 

“Crane Worldwide Logistics moves part everywhere there is a dealer, manufacturing supplier or assembly plant in order to best serve the automotive industry. We work in all geographies, but we are most heavily working with auto companies in North America, Latin America, eastern Asia and the EU,” the spokesperson said.