Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits (Southern Glazer’s) just 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 in a news release. “Suppliers will benefit from curated storage and logistics solutions that deliver impact and efficiency.”
Expanded Storage for the Beverage Alcohol Industry
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 in the release. “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.