Germany is the seventh largest country in Europe in size, and wide-spread. Whilst we have often wanted to expand our portfolio of services to include Germany, it has really been a case of both opportunity, and quite literally, where to start!
Early 2022 we were introduced to Insatransport GmbH, based in the financial centre of Frankfurt. This resolved both the opportunity, and was also instrumental in creating a starting point. Our French service started with just southern France, and now we cover the whole of France. One has to start somewhere.
Our freight services to Germany (and beyond)
Whilst a new service, we have already been able to satisfy a twice-weekly service every Tuesday and Friday between our Heywood and Frankfurt hubs. Distribution throughout Germany for smaller shipments is undertaken by our partners, and for larger consignments, subject to customs formalities, direct deliveries on trailer can be made to areas between Dusseldorf and Munich.
As with all of our services, we can provide the carriage of dangerous goods as well as freight of all kinds to Germany. Imports from Germany are also twice weekly, with at least 3-4 trailers each week, and rising.
Additionally, we can also provide services through to the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Croatia, utilising our partners daily road freight groupage services to these countries.
Our principal partner in Germany
Our road freight logistics partner in Germany is Insatransport GmbH, and has been in business since 1976. Located in Frankfurt, one of the most important and largest regions, they provide national and international goods transport by road, warehousing logistics, as well as sea and air freight under their subsidiary INSA Air & Sea Logistics.
What is quite interesting is that their founding service, as with ourselves, was with Italy. From just three employees at inception, they soon became synonymous with the Italian market.
Fast forward some forty-six years, having tripled their warehouse facility to 6,000m² in 2020, a bold move given the pandemic, they have established themselves as a strong player in European Logistics.