New Partnership Boosts German Growth

Europa Road is strengthening its German services, announcing a new partnership with leading operator Noerpel.

Europa’s new partnership

The new partnership with Noerpel supports Europa’s continued ambition to reduce export and import lead times for customers shipping to and from the South of Germany.

Working with Ulm based Noerpel, enables Europa to provide an additional route, boosting its services with a new daily round trip connection to the South of Germany. It will add further capacity for predicted growth throughout 2023.

Europa Road is the dedicated european road freight division of fast growing logsitics operator Europa Worldwide Group,

Europa’s state-of-the-art groupage depot

The additional German service routes to Europa’s purpose-built transit hub in Dartford (the largest of its kind in the UK) which already provides more than 30 daily groupage services between the UK and the Continent.

Known as the ‘1Hub,’ this £30m state-of-the-art groupage depot is located close to the Dartford Crossing and has seen a 15 per cent increase in volume year on year. Today a record 40,000 consignments per month pass through the terminal seamlessly, thanks to the unique addition of Europa Flow, the firm’s (DDP) frictionless customs service which optimises the movement of goods to and from the EU post-Brexit.

Dan Cook, Operations Director at Europa Worldwide Group

“Noerpel is a well-established, independent forwarding company with several platforms in the South of Germany. Similarly to Europa, Noerpel has a dedication to European road freight and focus on innovative business processes so offer the perfect partner to boost our presence and reach in Germany.

“Noerpel stood out to us as a new German partner as their prime location allows us to transport directly between Ulm and our 1Hub facility within 24 hours, offering another seamless European road freight solution. This new partnership offers a more local service driving down distribution rates to local postcodes.”

Andreas Scholten, Operations Director at Noerpel

“We welcome this new partnership which will enable us to strengthen the markets between the UK and Germany in terms of safety, lead times, sustainability, and expertise.

“Working together we aim to offer customers on both sides a first-class-level of distribution. A number of our branches will use the daily managed line between Ulm and Dartford, ensuring short and reliable transit times for imports and exports. Both ourselves and Europa offer customs clearance and smooth transport services which means we can guarantee a prompt delivery service to local customers.”

Europa Worldwide Group is an ambitious independent logistics operator with three divisions, Europa Road, Europa Air & Sea, and Europa Warehouse, and has been featured in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 for three years. Europa has invested £5 million in its innovative market-leading service, Europa Flow, providing a frictionless flow of goods between the EU and the UK post Brexit. The group employs over 1,400 people with 29 sales offices in the UK, and the Republic of Ireland, plus European teams in Belgium and the Netherlands and internationally in Hong Kong, China and the UAE. The global operator recently reported a record turnover of £316m for the last 12 months, as of August 2022, and remains on track with its ambitious investment programme.