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KGH Customs Services (Germany) has acquired the advisory and consulting company AOB Außenwirtschafts- und Organisationsberatung GmbH (“AOB”) in Germany, thus added important expertise and experience in the full service offering to local and international customers in Germany and rest of Europe.

The acquisition of AOB follows KGH’s recent expansion in Europe and the long-term strategy to develop a full-fledged pan-European trade and Customs management company. Germany is one of the most important hubs for customs services in the European mainland and through the acquisition KGH will be capable of catering German companies with more resources and a more comprehensive range of customs services that facilitate flow of goods, reduce costs and ensure compliance.

– The acquisition of AOB will further strengthen and broaden our service offering to our European customers, says Lars Börjesson CEO of KGH. Marcus Hellmann and the team in AOB have built a highly knowledgeable and reputable advisory business serving many blue-chip international German companies. We are pleased to join our common strengths and take the next step within trade and customs management. The AOB team will remain in their day to day operation and add both competence and skill to KGH.

– We are truly excited about joining KGH, says Marcus Hellmann, founder and owner of AOB. With KGH’s international footprint, network and financial strength, we have the opportunity to further develop and expand the successful advisory and consulting business that we have today. We really look forward to support KGHs European customers and provide them with a great service.


For further information please contact the regional Country Manager Mr. Konrad Kuhlman via phone under +49/ 40/ 3037 26 914 or via email under

About AOB Außenwirtschafts- und Organisationsberatung GmbH
AOB Außenwirtschafts- und Organisationsberatung GmbH (‘AOB) was founded in 2008 in Soest, Germany, to provide advisory and consulting services in the areas of logistics, supply chain security, foreign trade and management systems. AOB has a team of 11 professionals working in the three divisions Consulting, Services and Tools (

About KGH Customs Services
KGH is the leading independent provider of customs services, including Customs Declarations, VAT Representation, Customs Consulting, Customs Academy, Customs Software and Border Services. KGH provides its competence through own presence in Europe and globally with its partner network. The company was founded in 1963. Today, it has more than 14,000 customers throughout Europe. KGH has its own offices at all major ports and borders in Europe, and has 670 employees in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Czech Republic. KGH is owned by Bridgepoint Development Capital, a major international private equity group focused on investing in market-leading businesses, working with management teams to create and realize value within its portfolio companies. (

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