Company History

Logistics Plus, Inc. was founded in 1996 in Erie, Pennsylvania.

The Journey of Logistics Plus:


Logistics Plus is founded by Jim Berlin when he was given a one-year, three-person purchase order for $120,000 to help manage domestic inbound logistics for GE Transportation Systems (GETS) in Erie, PA.


GETS places some of the Logistics Plus 15 team members in their sourcing offices in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Russia.


GE Transportation Systems asked Jim and his staff of five to assist with their newly developed Mexico supplier shipments.


Logistics Plus expands to India, China, and Indonesia and offers services to other customers and other industries.


On the heels of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Logistics Plus heroically rallied to move 100,000 pounds of cargo from 6 European countries onto one of the first international charter flights booked into the US after the attack to keep GE’s production lines moving without disruption.


Jim Berlin is named an Ernst & Young (EY) Regional Entrepreneur of the Year and named to the EY Entrepreneur of the Year World Hall of Fame. The Logistics Plus Mexico division formally opens. Logistics Plus presented with Pennsylvania Governor’s Export Excellence Award for being the Commonwealth’s exporter of the year. 


Through sustained, organic growth, the company reaches 100 employees with offices in twelve countries and over 200 customers. The company also acquires and renovates the historic Union Station building in downtown Erie where its global headquarters reside today.


Logistics Plus Turkey and the Logistics Plus Project Cargo divisions are officially established.


Logistics Plus acquires Horizon Logistics adding additional freight forwarding talent and customers to the company, with Irving, TX, Lexington, NC, and San Francisco, CA.



Logistics Plus becomes one of the first approved third-party logistics providers for international services as part of the Amazon Solutions Provider Network (SPN). In August, the company celebrated its 20th anniversary.


In January, Logistics Plus is named 2014 Employer of the Year by the DevelopErie regional economic agency; in April, named a top freight brokerage firm by Transport Topics magazine; and in July, named a Great Supply Chain Partner by SupplyChainBrain magazine. Logistics Plus would go on to receive many more awards in the years to come.


Logistics Plus is selected by WeWork, the leading co-working space provider in the world at the time, to oversee all aspects of global supply chain management. In November, Logistics Plus acquired Lynx Fulfillment to enhance its growing eCommerce fulfillment business. 


A Fortune 10 company signs Logistics Plus to a multi-year agreement following a successful pilot logistics program in late 2017 for its home products division. Logistics Plus receives its first certification as a Great Place to Work® company based on employee survey responses and an overall culture brief.


Logistics Plus added over one million additional square feet of warehousing to its North American footprint. The Logistics Plus Medical division was formed during COVID-19 to help source, warehouse, and deliver much-needed PPE to people and businesses worldwide.


In June, Logistics Plus acquired Jan Krediet, a well-known logistics company based in the Netherlands. The acquisition helped Logistics Plus expand its European presence. 


Logistics Plus is named the 54th best medium-sized workplace by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE magazine. On June 28th, Logistics Plus established the first and only National Logistics Day to celebrate the logistics industry’s importance to domestic and global economies.


Logistics Plus is certified as a Great Place to Work for a fourth consecutive year. In August, Logistics Plus celebrated its 25th anniversary.



Today, the company has over $600M in annual global sales and more than 1,200 workers in 50+ countries worldwide.