International Auto Processing, Inc. is the 2015 winner of the International Trade Award Category of the Governor’s International Awards. The prestigious award was given to IAP for its growth during the almost 30 years that it has been in Glynn County, for the three subsidiary logistics companies it has formed, and for its contributions to the phenomenal expansion of the automobile import and export trade at Port of Brunswick.
In February, IAP handled its 5 millionth vehicle at the Port of Brunswick. Robert Miller, president & CEO of IAP, said, “5,000,000 vehicles processed is a great accomplishment, and it was fitting that this vehicle was a Hyundai, one of the first brands the company started processing when we began operations 29 years ago.”
Accepting the award on behalf of IAP, Vince Watson, IAP’s director of finance, said “IAP is grateful for and honored by the award and we give credit for IAP’s success to our location in the Port of Brunswick, the partnership we enjoy with the Georgia Ports Authority, the loyal team members who do a superior job for IAP’s customers, and the owners and board members of IAP who lead and support the company’s vision.”
IAP is the pioneer vehicle processing company at Brunswick’s Colonel’s Island, opening its facility there in 1986, and currently handles about two-thirds of the vehicles that come into the port. In 2015 IAP will process over 400,000 new vehicles for several auto manufacturers, including General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and Volkswagen. About one-third of IAP’s volume are exports; two thirds are imports.