Dallas-based global logistics provider Worldwide Express is marking its 30th anniversary by positioning for the next 30 years—and beyond, following its June 2021 merger with GlobalTranz.
Together with GlobalTranz and its other sister brand, Unishippers, Worldwide now has an annual systemwide revenue of nearly $5 billion through its network of company-owned, franchise, and agent locations.
The logistics company—the largest authorized UPS non-retail reseller in the U.S.—will relocate its headquarters to The Stack in Dallas’ Deep Ellum neighborhood from its current office in Victory Park. Worldwide Express has taken a 10-year lease for 24,480 square feet in the new, 16-story creative building.
WWEX expects to make its HQ move later this year.
Worldwide Express joins other companies announcing a move to The Stack, including TRG (formerly The Richards Group), which signed a long-term lease for over 100,000 square feet, insurtech company Bestow, and developer Hines.
According to a spokesperson, the company has been “heads down” to ensure success since last year’s merger. Worldwide Express says it’s investing in tech and currently “hiring aggressively,” with job postings in Dallas including positions for senior financial analyst, UPS operations specialist, senior quality assurance analyst, and freight operations specialists.
Together, Worldwide Express, GlobalTranz, and Unishippers employ over 2,500 team members across 75 U.S. offices, including 370 people in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Managing more than 35 million shipments in 2022
The company began in 1992 as a startup operating from co-founder David Kiger’s spare bedroom. Over three decades, the full-service logistics provider has become an “unrivaled growth engine” with unmatched logistics solutions and world-class technology, Worldwide CEO Tom Madine said in a statement.
Now the second-largest privately held freight brokerage in North America, Worldwide is focused on small package, truckload, and less-than-truckload (LTL) services, with its expansive UPS services a key part of its business. It serves more than 115,000 customers, including a portfolio of more than 65 LTL and tens of thousands of truckload carriers.
Rob Rose, Worldwide Express president, says the company’s multi-modal logistics solutions serve customers ranging from small and medium businesses to some of the largest enterprises in the world.
Worldwide says it leverages its “unique data assets and business intelligence capabilities” to offer shippers enhanced visibility and efficiency for their supply chains. The company projects it will manage more than 35 million shipments in 2022 through its network of carrier partners, including over 65 leading LTL carriers and more than 85,000 truckload carriers.
As the business has expanded, Rose says, it’s looked to establish value-added partnerships with carriers and other partners in and outside of the industry, such as its NASCAR collaborations.
Marks 30-year anniversary with NASCAR sponsorship
This is a big month for Worldwide Express, and not just because they’re prepping for their trendy Deep Ellum digs. As the company marks its 30th year in business, it’s using the occasion to debut as a primary sponsor in the NASCAR Cup Series.
As part of a multi-year partnership with Trackhouse Racing, this week’s NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway will be the inaugural race for the WWEX Racing paint scheme on Ross Chastain’s No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro. The scheme will make its debut on Daniel Suarez’s No. 99 Chevrolet Camaro later this season in Michigan.
The NASCAR-related collaborations have increased national visibility for the three Worldwide Express brands, Rose says.
“Whether it’s a celebration in Victory Lane or helping delivering goods from the shop to Main Street, our teams share a relentless drive to win,” he said, “and we’re excited to see where our NASCAR initiatives lead to next.”
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