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  • January 28,2016
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ACL AirShop: Over 30 Successful Years in Air Cargo Products and Services

EASLEY, S.C., Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — ACL AirShop, a leader in specialized products and services for the global air cargo industry, has grown in three decades to become a classic entrepreneurial success story. First founded as “Airline Container Leasing” in 1983, successor operations ultimately merged in 2007 with AirShop Holdings of Amsterdam, Netherlands. ACL AirShop has become a leading worldwide one-stop shop for leasing, sales, repair, and management of Unit Load Devices (“ULDs”) and cargo net / strap manufacturing for the aviation industry. Today the combined company operates around the world on 6 continents, at more than half of the world’s Top Fifty air cargo hub airports.

ACL AirShop provides unique products and various services to numerous air carriers. ACL AirShop operates in five highly complementary business segments: Cargo Control Products Manufacturing, ULD Leasing, ULD Sales, ULD Repairs, and ULD Logistics Management. The company manufactures and sells cargo pallets, cargo shipping containers, straps, nets, hardware, and other cargo-specific control products from its manufacturing facilities in the US and Europe. It also provides innovative leasing programs for many of these assets. It operates FAA-approved repair stations in multiple locations to repair and overhaul these assets. And it provides sophisticated logistics management and tracking services on ULD’s for its customers.

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