Europa Road, a division of independent logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group, is celebrating the first anniversary of its Nottingham site, marking it with a record month for consignments (in June).
Europa’s Nottingham site has seen fantastic growth, covering collection and distribution requirements across the whole East Midlands. They now deal with over 500 consignments a month; an impressive entrant into the regional logistics market.
The import and export industry in the East Midlands is currently booming, the latest reports show that activity in the local logistics sector has increased by 21 per cent during 2014.1 Its strategic location in Nottingham has allowed Europa Road to go from strength to strength.
Europa Road’s Nottingham Branch Manager Sam Boot comments “We have had a fantastic year with unprecedented growth. We are on the way to realising our ambition to be a leading player in the East Midlands. Now with the onset of the ‘1hub’ concept, there are even more benefits for our customers. It is an exciting time for us, and we anticipate next year will bring further growth.”
The first anniversary and news of record growth coincides with the opening of the company’s new £30million transit hub in Dartford, where all of its European road freight will be centralised. This creates the UK’s largest European transit hub, designed to speed up transit times and reduce handling, with all Europa Road’s network of 10 regional branches around the UK, trunking directly into that hub.
The ‘1hub’ concept will ultimately give Europa Road customers an improved service and puts the business on target to become the clear market leader for groupage business between the UK and Europe.
Adrian Redmile, Regional Sales Manager Europa Road, added “When we opened Nottingham, we knew there was real scope to make a mark in the region. Our strategy is to deliver excellent customer service via locally managed channels putting our products and services at in the heart of the East Midlands. We are incredibly pleased with the impact the branch has made so far.”
There are currently five staff at the Nottingham sales branch, who have over 60 years of experience in the logistics industry, with Europa planning to recruit towards the end of the year.
Europa Worldwide Group is owned by Andrew Baxter, formerly a Director of Nottingham based RH Group. As part of the acquisition of Europa in August 2013, Andrew announced his plans for investment in the business and maximising its potential.
Europa Worldwide Group employs more than 500 people across 12 sites in the UK and Hong Kong and is represented in 100 countries. As well as its successful road freight operation, Europa Worldwide also provides specialist air, sea, warehouse and showfreight services.