Europa Road, a dedicated division of ambitious logistics provider, Europa Worldwide Group, is forging partnerships with three new European companies in Spain, Netherlands and Portugal.
In Spain, Europa will be working with Ekol, a Turkish company which is one of the largest operators in Europe. This will enhance Europa’s routes to and from Spain, and in particular Barcelona where Europa will now be able to offer daily services six days a week to and from the city. It already offers daily services to Madrid and Irun which will continue. Ekol, which was established in 1990, has a turnover of €500m and employs in excess of 6,500 across 85 locations.
In the Netherlands, Europa will be working with independent company BF Global which is based in Tilburg. Europa will continue to operate two daily trips to and from Dartford to Tilburg. BF Global was founded in 2012 after a management buy out and operates across a wide variety of industry sectors including automotive, fashion, technology and consumer electronics.
Europa’s new partner in Portugal is Abreu Carga. ‘Agencia Abreu’ was founded in 1840 in Porto and remains a privately owned company. Historically focused on travel and tourism, the continued growth of transport activities led to the creation of an autonomous company in 1994 focused on European freight forwarding.
These new partnerships will enable Europa to continue to upscale its operations across the Continent as well as enjoy improved cost and operational efficiencies, and enhanced revenue streams.
Dan Cook, Operations Director at Europa, said: “Our business has huge ambitions for exponential growth and we need to have the right local partner framework in place to deliver these ambitions. As we focus on not only growing the volume of consignments in 2017 and beyond, but the overall product quality and competitiveness that we offer, we need a powerful network which delivers high standards of services for our customers in what is a fiercely competitive marketplace.
“These new partnerships, which crucially, have been instigated by us, and have been chosen specifically because they match our aspirations for growth, our very high standards, our drive for continuous improvement and above all a first-rate customer service coupled with a culture that matches our own. We have been impressed with their progressive and innovative approach to business development and customer service which are top priorities for us. The management teams, too, have a similar approach to that of Europa’s and we believe these new partners will work hand in glove with us.”
Europa had previously worked with Transnatur in Spain and Portugal, and Ziegler in the Netherlands.
Europa Worldwide Group employs 600 people across 11 sites in the UK plus Hong Kong and is represented in 100 countries.