UTC Overseas, Inc. of Secaucus, NJ continues its aggressive expansion of global project cargo and logistics services with the establishment of new offices in Tullamarine (Melbourne), Australia. The UTC Overseas (Australia) Pty Ltd (UTCOA) facility will be headed by newly appointed Country Manager, Mr. Hagen W. Pusch.

Mr. Pusch has served for nearly two decades as Managing Director of a logistics service provider in Australia of a group that has often partnered with UTC on project cargo and logistics service assignments of international scope for customers involved in such sectors as mining, power generation and distribution, pipelines, factories and processing plants, and mass transit systems and equipment.

Hans Meyer, Vice President of UTC’s Crane & Mining Division in Atlanta, Georgia, said Pusch’s extensive experience in freight forwarding, project logistics and project management further strengthen UTC’s ability to coordinate the complex logistics of large-scale international projects across oceans and continents. ‘Hagen’s work for us has included every phase of major cargo logistics services—from feasibility and routing studies, to detailed planning and project management, to the careful and safe execution of the move. Together, we have provided customers with highly responsive service at competitive rates. Now, we’re building on that long-standing relationship to establish our own South Pacific regional center under his leadership.’

‘He will be responsible for the strategic direction and development of the company, and for marketing and sales—with a strong focus on corporate growth and delivering best-practice solutions and services to customers in the region.’

Brian Posthumus, UTC’s Secaucus-based Group President and CEO, said UTCO is growing rapidly, despite the current economic climate. ‘Hagen’s appointment builds on the momentum we have achieved worldwide through strategic growth and acquisition. This is an exciting time for us as companies worldwide recognize the cost savings, efficiencies and operational benefits of using us as a professional project logistics solution provider.”

UTC already operates offices throughout the US and in South America, Europe, Asia and now Australia. It opened its own office in Shanghai in 2006, and in Denmark in 2007 and a first office in Canada in 2008. The firm recently announced the appointment of Istv’n Cs’p'n as its Hungarian-based Manager for Eastern Europe including the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia, and Serbia.