JLL has acquired the French supply chain consulting business Vincia. This supports JLL’s plans to expand its Industrial and Logistics business and strengthen its supply chain platform by investing in key markets with strong growth potential across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Established 20 years ago in Aix-en-Provence, France, Vincia specialises in helping clients in the manufacturing and distribution services sectors to enhance their performance in the areas of service, cost and quality.
Charles Boudet, Managing Director, JLL France, said: "At a time of changing purchasing behaviour and the widespread introduction of omni-channel services, the logistics and supply chain market presents new opportunities for our clients. This acquisition strengthens our expertise in the sector and is key to enhancing our ambitions to grow our supply chain and logistics operations in France and beyond.”
Laurent Vallas, Regional Director and Industrial and Logistics Assets Sponsor, JLL France, commented: "The acquisition of Vincia enables us to respond to the growing market demand for supply chain consulting services. It is an expansion of our capabilities in the sector which follows our acquisition of GCL Europe in 2014."
Fabrice Mattei and Pascal Querro, Co-founders of Vincia, added: "We have worked with JLL for a number of years on key projects. These shared experiences have always delivered great value to our clients and have proven that we share the same principles and culture of excellence. We are delighted to join JLL and we see this as an opportunity to grow our business and to better serve our clients.”
This transaction will expand JLL’s supply chain and logistics platform which currently provides services to landlords, occupiers and developers with more than 250 dedicated experts across 18 locations in EMEA.