Gary McNamara, Mayor of the Town of Tecumseh, announces the attraction of the new company, CX North America Information Services Inc. and the opening of its headquarters in Tecumseh, Ontario.
At a media conference today Mayor McNamara was joined by Lyall Cresswell, President and CEO of CX North America; Sharon Coburn, Vice President of Business Development for North America; Tom Bain, Essex County Warden and Stephen MacKenzie, CEO Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation.
CX North America is a leader in freight collaboration solutions for the transportation industry and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Transport Exchange Group, a major solutions provider to the road transport industry in the United Kingdom and operator of two of its largest freight exchanges. More than 4500 companies currently rely on collaboration services from Transport Exchange Group.
“This is fantastic news for Tecumseh, We are pleased to welcome of CX North America and look forward to their future growth and prosperity here. They say this is just the beginning and expect to increase their workforce. We will do everything we can to help them succeed in our Town and the Essex Region. Tecumseh has a lot to offer and we encourage more businesses to consider our Town and the benefits it provides.” – Gary McNamara, Mayor of Tecumseh
Lyall Cresswell, President and CEO of CX North American, CX Euro and Transport Exchange Group explained, “Location is the heart of everything we do, whether it is helping out customers keep track of their freight in real time or helping them easily work with the right vehicles, in the right place at the right time. Choosing exactly the right location for our new headquarters is part of that and so we are delighted to be establishing ourselves here in Tecumseh.”
Sharon Coburn, CX North America’s Vice President of Business Development for North America added, “I’m looking forward to heading up our North American market expansion and delighted that we have selected Tecumseh, Ontario as our headquarters. This location is a perfect fit to offer CX North America products and services because it’s known as the epicenter of international logistics at one of the busiest commercial border crossings on the continent. We look forward to bringing our proven technology and services to the North American marketplace to help our customers collaborate more effectively and grow their businesses.”
“On behalf of the Windsor Essex economic development Corporation we are very pleased to welcome CX North America to the Windsor-Essex region and specifically to the Town of Tecumseh where you will now call home to the North American marketplace. This announcement today certainly enhances our collective efforts in diversifying our economy. It’s been our pleasure working with you on your expansion plans, as our goal is also to assist companies in their business growth and success. Please be assured that we will continue to support CX North America as they bring advanced freight solutions to the transportation industry,” stated Stephen MacKenzie, CEO, Windsor Essex Economic Development Corp.
Cresswell stressed that they are not a broker nor trucking company but, rather, a technology software company providing “a sophisticated technology platform to allow those businesses to work together in the efficient movement of goods. Through our platform businesses can work collaboratively and more efficiently and ‘up there game’ ”
CX North America is based in the United Kingdom and has recently expanded its operations into the Netherlands. The North American venture, led by Coburn in Tecumseh, begins with five to six core employees and will see an expansion of staff as it continues to grow.
Feature photo: Stephen MacKenzie, Tom Bain, Lyall Cresswell, Sharon Coburn (CX North America) & Gary McNamara
Video: Stephen MacKenzie, CEO Windsor Essex Economic Development Commission
Story, photos and video by Joe McParland – Biz X magazine