Elite Border Logistics' Founder Juan Jose De Leon Talks Growth Heading Into 2017
LAREDO, TX - It’s not every day a new produce logistics company comes on the scene, but Elite Border Logistics (EBL) has not only been able to make a splash out of its Lardeo, Texas base, but also turn that into a steady stream of growth.
Arriving to the industry in 2011, Founder Juan Jose De Leon began his company by brokering international freight out of a one-man office. Today, less than six years later, the company has grown to 15 employees who broker thousands of loads a year.
EBL has located its offices in the prime strategic location of Laredo, Texas, housing itself with its sister company, Continental Forwarding Services, a 30-year veteran of the customs brokerage industry. The company’s facilities boast a wide array of high-tech features, including:
- Ample cold storage
- 24 temperature controlled doors
- In-house US and Mexican Customs Brokers
- An official USDA Inspection Point
De Leon tells me that the facility allows the company to specialize in door-to-door international freight, tying together the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, and offering services no other freight broker can match. The company’s unique set up allows benefits such as crossdocking, long-term temperature controlled storage, and the creation of Customs documents.
New this year is the introduction of another EBL sister company, EBT Logistics Inc. The new company was formed to expand the available services to clients, adding a fleet of 12 trucks and drivers dedicated to moving refrigerated and dry freight throughout the United States and, utilizing trailer interchange with partner companies, direct deliveries in Mexico.
And as EBL keeps its sights on even more growth come 2017, AndNowUKnow will keep the industry updated on the latest.