Belfast branch success
The Belfast branch of Europa Road, a division of the UK’s leading independent logistics provider, Europa Worldwide Group, is this month (September) celebrating a successful first year in business.
The comprehensive road freight service for import and export, provides 30 daily freight departures between Northern Ireland and continental Europe via Europa’s £30million 1Hub facility in Dartford, Kent.
Since opening in September 2018, the Belfast business has gone from strength to strength. Based at Hawthorn Business Centre, Falcon Road, Belfast, the branch is led by Branch Manager Daniel Rodgers, part of a team of five.
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Working with distribution partner, Liam Connolly – a family-run business based in County Fermanagh – Europa Road provides daily, fast freight delivery directly to Europe.
Customers’ shipments are collected and shipped on the same day, arriving into Europa’s Dartford 1Hub facility the next working day for onward connection to Europe.
All Europa Road services are available at the Belfast branch, including the pioneering MBX (Money Back Express), which offers Europa customers a full refund of freight charges in the event that the business fails to deliver to the customer’s defined and agreed transit time.
Daniel Rodgers, Branch Manager, Europa Road Belfast comments
“The first year for Europa Road in Belfast has been phenomenal. One year on, we are celebrating with a turnover of over £800,000 and more than 3,000 groupage consignments.
“Belfast’s Europa Road team has achieved this through hard work, determination and pure dedication to wanting to get the business off the ground.
“We have built relationships in the local area, brought on board and retained new customers whilst providing the very best service. Looking to year two, we intend to achieve sustained and continued growth whilst also increasing staff numbers.”
Dionne Redpath, Sales and Branch Network Director at Europa Worldwide Group, comments
“Europa Road’s growth into Northern Ireland has far exceeded expectations. With the support of our partner, Liam Connelly, we have been able to significantly fill a gap in daily outbound connectivity between Northern Ireland and mainland Europe, helping boost a thriving local economy.
“Daily shipments which collect today, ship that evening and arrive into Dartford 1Hub the next working day for onward connection to Europe have really opened up the Northern Ireland market.
“This is an exciting time for Europa Road in Belfast and I’m looking forward to supporting the team to achieve their goals over the next year and beyond.”