Investment holding Quattuor announces acquisition of Rentalog Global Logistics

Investment holding Quattuor announces acquisition of Rentalog Global Logistics

Operation will increase Quattuor Holding’s market share and services in the area of international logistics

Quattuor Holding, which already had DC Logistics Brasil and AMTrans Logistics under its control, has recently announced its acquisition of Rentalog Global Logistics. The company adds expertise and Quattour will maintain its operations individually despite each company focusing as a whole on offering the best possible service in foreign trade, expanding its presence nationwide, and guaranteeing best practices at the global level.

The addition of Rentalog Global Logistics points towards the path that Quattuor Holding has set out for the future: an increase in market share with sustainable client growth. “We will honor the history of each company, aligning them with our objectives, expanding our network of operations and building, together, the best way of doing business, which is with a focus on people”, affirmed businessperson Ivo Mafra, Quattuor Holding’s shareholder.

Founded in 2012 in Itajaí, in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, Rentalog’s mission is to provide a secure, profitable, and competitive service, offering complete client satisfaction, developing transparent and lucrative partnerships, and quickly established itself as a point of reference the marketplace. Quattuor took note of the opportunity that existed and is seeking to foster an increase in market share by pursuing the 7-27. Rentalog, for its part, analyzed market tendencies and saw that the best means of obtaining growth was through building synergy with Quattuor. It was an opportunity for partners whose main concern is the continuity of the company and its people.

Mafra strongly believes in the integration of businesses, allying the expertise and tools of each company in order to provide more efficient services, with customized services and a portfolio that offers greater possibilities. “This is a step that we were carefully planning while observing companies in the marketplace with a great potential to be aggregated. This consolidation reinforces our desire to meet the demands of Comex, prioritizing clients and maintaining the organization culture of each one of our group’s companies,” Mafra continued.

The companies part of Quattuor Holding

DC Logistics Brasil

Founded in 1994 to carry out activities involved in international transport logistics management, DC Logistics Brasil offers exceptional services that set it apart from other companies in the marketplace. Its operations include 12 company offices spread throughout Brazil and its influence covers important connections between major national and international logistics hubs. Throughout the decades, DC Logistics Brasil has operated at the highest level, something that has guaranteed the company important recognition both in Brazil and overseas, such as, for example, Infraero’s Logistics Efficiency Award 2018 and WCA World’s Best Partner Worldwide, for which it was selected as the best global partner eight times. Detailed information about DC Logistics Brasil can be found at the website

AMTrans Logistics

AMTrans has been active in international transport logistics management since 2001, reaching the important mark of being among the major independent agents for the movement of container in the country. It has three company offices spread throughout Brazil, providing its operations with a high level of agility.  More information on AMTrans Logistics can be found at the website

Rentalog Global Logistics

The youngest of the companies in the holding, Rentalog Global Logistics offers experience and technical professionalism allied with a jovial spirit.  Rentalog was founded on the 2nd of April 2012 and relies on a team that is focused on results and providing high-quality services to clients. The company reinforces its competitiveness on the marketplace through its well-connected network of company agents throughout Europe, Asia, North America, and South America. Rentalog Global Logistics has at its core what Quattuor Holding focuses on: providing solutions that are tailored to be best suited for each client. More information about the company can be found at the website


What to expect from post-pandemic international logistics?

What to expect from post-pandemic international logistics?

2020 was a year of many changes around the world, and international logistics was no different. This is because the effects of the coronavirus pandemic reflected in the adoption of new strategies in many sectors.

Now, as science and health advance in the search for solutions to combat Covid-19, experts share their views on what we can expect for the post-pandemic scenario.

In international logistics, for example, much is said about the new market perspectives. They are influenced by behavioral and economic changes recorded around the world. In addition, it is observed how each modal has been impacted and how they will function after the containment of the disease.

Thinking about this, we list here the main observations and shared trends on the post-pandemic scenario. In this way, we hope to help you anticipate and maintain foreign trade operations with high efficiency and assertiveness.

So, keep reading and get the information that will help your business keep international logistics strategies ahead of the scenarios!

What has changed in international logistics due to the pandemic?

In December 2019, the first case of Covid-19 was recorded in Wuhan, China. This information was remembered by “Isto É Dinheiro” in a publication about the year after the first case and the evolution of the disease. Since then, the world has faced a “race against time” to contain contagion, and many countries are already facing the second wave.

In this sense, there have been lockdowns, restrictions on social activities and social isolation, among other strategies. They directly impact businesses in various sectors, including international logistics activities.

What were the main changes?

As discussed in a webinar in the Arab Chamber, shared by the Brazil-Arab News Agency, early on in the arrival of the coronavirus in Brazil, transport and ports adapted in an agile manner.

Participants observed, for example, that the crisis contributed to the acceleration of the use of digital tools in logistics. Even Radar Siscomex (Foreign Trade Systems) adopted digitization in favor of simplifying foreign trade operations, as we published here on the blog.

In addition, other strategies were adopted to supply countries. Ports and rail, road and air transport adapted their systems, for example.

In the webinar, the transport development coordinator of CNT (National Transport Confederation), Fernanda Rezende, recalled the container crisis, for example. They were detained in several ports due to the strict control of the disease. There was also a ban on the exchange of ships’ crews in maritime mode.

It is also worth remembering that the pandemic also affected air transport, since border closure and other traffic restrictions directly impacted the functioning of airports, including passenger transport.

As a result, many airlines used passenger aircraft to move essential international cargo.

Border closure and other traffic restrictions directly impacted airport functioning and international logistics.

Check out 3 trends in post-pandemic international logistics

Much has changed in international logistics operations due to the pandemic, and many more must change in the course of fighting the disease. However, you need to prepare now for when it is overcome. Be prepared to deal with this new scenario after the crisis.

Therefore, we list here the main information shared by industry experts, which aim to guide their activities and maintain competitiveness when all this passes.

After all, as noted in an article by Abracomex (Brazilian Association of Foreign Trade Consulting and Assistance), strategic planning offers possibilities for new partnerships and markets.

Therefore, managers’ choices for international logistics will be fundamental in stabilizing the economy in the post-pandemic scenario.

Increase in foreign trade activities

Still as shared by Abracomex, companies are expected to export more with resumption and stabilization in the post-pandemic.

The association considers that the devaluation of the real will compensate buyers, as the products will be at reduced costs. In this sense, it is important not only to maintain customer loyalty during the pandemic scenario, even with the fall in negotiations.

This is because, ahead, for the recovery of the economy, there may be acceleration of activities and intensification in various sectors.

Diversification of the production site and inputs

Many businesses have learned from the pandemic that they must diversify the places where they seek their inputs, giving greater value to solutions from nearby regions, for example, because this adds more speed and security.

This trend in the distribution and supply of raw materials will directly impact international logistics strategies, as noted in the content of the publication LogWeb, on the five trends in logistics catalyzed by the pandemic.

It is also noteworthy that the diversification of production sites should also occur to reduce dependence on a single country or supplier.

As a result, supply chains will be divided into smaller structures. However, they are more agile to better adapt to complex scenarios such as the pandemic. Thus, they will anticipate unpredictability like this.

More technologies in operations

Above, we said that the use of technologies in international logistics operations has been accelerated. And this trend should continue in the post-pandemic. In an article in “Supply Chain Magazine” on post-pandemic logistics, it is observed that digital tools will contribute to increase the efficiency of operations.

Therefore, automations through logistics technologies will reflect on delivery operations, warehouse management, among other activities. With this, it will be possible to have greater control in tracking assets, assets and capacity in real time.

Thus, investing today in technological solutions and partners that value the use of innovations in processes is a way to anticipate the trend and maintain high competitiveness.

That’s why DC Logistics Brasil works with technological solutions that reflect the efficient and differentiated international logistics that you can trust for your company.

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