The Belfast branch of Europa Road, a dedicated division of leading logistics provider Europa Worldwide Group, is celebrating a successful six months since opening its doors for business.
The team of four, which is based at Hawthorn Business Park in Falcon Road, has been consistently breaking its own records since launching in September 2018. The European Road freight service provider has seen trunk volumes – the amount of goods transported – having almost tripled since then.
The service is Europa’s first investment in Northern Ireland, providing 30 daily freight departures between the country and continental Europe via Europa’s £30million 1Hub facility in Kent. Europa launched the service in response to a growing demand, filling a gap in the market for exporters wanting fast freight delivery to Europe. The company’s chosen distribution partner is transport and logistics company Liam Connelly, a family-run business based in County Fermanagh.
Branch Manager Dan Rodgers said: “We’ve enjoyed a very positive first six months with good results and all figures heading in the right direction. The team is energetic and focused and has settled in well. I look forward to our continued success going forwards.”
Europa’s Northern Ireland service provides an opportunity for customers to have their shipments collected and shipped on the same day and arrive into the company’s 1Hub facility the next working day for onward connection to Europe.
The new service is an important part of Europa’s growth strategy, which has seen the company reach its strongest-ever financial position with a turnover of £180m. The business aims to pass the £400m turnover mark by 2022.
Dionne Redpath, Branch Network and Sales Director at Europa, said: “We are delighted with the results after the first six months in Belfast. There is a real positive culture within the new team and together they’ve been working extremely hard to create new opportunities and deliver consistently good customer service – showcased by the results we’ve seen already. We can’t wait to see what the next six months has in store.”
Europa Worldwide Group is a specialist Road, Air & Sea, Warehouse and Showfreight operator employing more than 900 people across 16 sites in the UK, as well as Hong Kong, the Czech Republic and Belgium, with representation in 100 countries.