MIAMI & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits (Southern Glazer's)—the world’s preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol—today announced that it has launched a new wholly-owned subsidiary, Ankaa Global Logistics (Ankaa), a premier logistics service provider for the beverage alcohol industry. Ankaa’s mission is to provide seamless vertical integration solutions for beverage alcohol suppliers that are efficient, transparent, and differentiated.
The third-party logistics (3PL) company will provide inventory storage solutions, including temperature-controlled rooms in secured facilities for both short- and long-term needs, offer value-add packaging capabilities, such as repacks, labeling, and lot-tracking, and has the ability to store raw materials (i.e. glass, cardboard, etc.), barrels, and finished goods.
“We recognize the needs of suppliers and are eager to help their brands reach their full potential through Ankaa,” said Ed Uber, General Manager, Ankaa Global Logistics. “Suppliers will benefit from curated storage and logistics solutions that deliver impact and efficiency.”
Services from Ankaa are open to all wine and spirits suppliers, regardless of their relationship with Southern Glazer’s. Ankaa’s capabilities are designed to create expanded storage capacity for the industry at a competitive price – driving increased speed to market, advancing products closer to the customer, and improving storage efficiency. Opportunities to pre-stage new innovation, including for brand or product launches, are also facilitated by Ankaa.
“Our team brings decades of beverage alcohol supply chain experience to the table,” said Bobby Burg, Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Southern Glazer’s. “We have a unique and deep understanding of the evolving nature of our industry and want to support suppliers as they grow and expand their brands.”
Interested beverage alcohol brands can partner with Ankaa to unlock their supply chain potential and benefit from industry expertise, strategic locations, unparalleled services, and inventory transparency. Ankaa’s physical footprint is strategically placed, with current operations in Shepherdsville, KY and Fairfield, CA, and a location in Florida opening in 2024.
About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol, and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Canada, as well as brokerage operations through its WEBB Banks division in the Caribbean, Central and South America. In 2022, Southern Glazer’s was listed as one of Forbes Best Employers for Diversity. In 2021, Southern Glazer’s was selected as a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, as well as named by Newsweek as a Top 100 Most Loved Workplace. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits.