The European road freight team at Europa Road at Grange Park in Northampton has moved to Europa’s new state-of-the-art £60m 3pl logistics facility in Corby, as consignment levels continue to increase.
Operating the UK’s largest European groupage hub, Europa Road is part of ambitious independent logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group. Europa Road’s network of 13 UK branches trunk into Europa’s Dartford 1Hub, from where freight connects with daily, direct services to 30 continental hubs.
The team of nine from Europa Road has moved from Grange Park to a new office suite at the new Corby site. The Northants team are part of Europa’s national road freight operation, offering comprehensive import and export solutions
To continue to offer an efficient service to local customers after Brexit, Europa has just launched a new product called Europa FLOW, for both importers and exporters, to deliver a simple and effective customs process to minimise transit time delays. The first of its kind, Europa FLOW will combat any delays created by the need to contact importers prior to delivery, to agree terms, and collect VAT and duty prior to delivery.
Branch Manager, Mitch Clarke – who has worked for Europa for four and half years leads the Corby branch team and has recently hired two more members of staff. He said: “It’s an exciting time, we’re doing really well, back to pre-COVID numbers and last month was actually our second-best month on record.
“We’ve won a lot of new business, with many of our existing customers growing organically. Ecommerce has really boomed, and manufacturing is back to near normal. The launch of Europa FLOW will also help us support our customers to keep the supply chain moving after Brexit.”
Sales and Branch Network Director at Europa, Dionne Redpath, added: “We’re pleased to be moving our team to the new site, at a time when the road freight business continues to get better. The Northants team are a key part of regional office network, ensuring we have local branches to support our local customer base.
“We continued to operate as normal throughout the pandemic with staff, where possible, working remotely. We didn’t reduce our services or add COVID-19 surcharges which has certainly paid dividends as the national lockdown continues to ease and manufacturing resume.”
Europa Worldwide Group has six divisions – Europa Road, Europa Air & Sea, Europa Showfreight, Europa Warehouse, Europa Contact Centre and Continental Cargo Carriers, and has featured in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 for two years running. Europa recently revealed its results for year-ending December 31, 2019, showing another 16.5% growth with a record turnover of £205million.
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