Davies Turner, Streck Transport partner up in UK, Germany for trailer services
FREIBURG-BASED Streck Transport is partnering with the UK freight fowarder Davies Turner to expand its scheduled overland trailer services in Germany
FREIBURG-BASED Streck Transport is partnering with the UK freight fowarder Davies Turner to expand its scheduled overland trailer services in Germany.
Davies Turner beat off strong competition from a number of other forwarding companies based in the UK to secure the exclusive freight forwarding cooperation agreement with Streck, which had been left without a British partner following the ending of its relationship with its former associate, reported AJOT.
The two companies now operate daily overland trailer services between the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg in southwest Germany and the UK, initially direct into Davies Turner's regional distribution hubs at Dartford and Coleshill.
Streck Transport is a privately owned forwarding and logistics group founded in 1946, employing 1,200 staff and with a network across Europe's largest economy. Its international trailer services are primarily focussed on the southwest of the country.
Davies Turner chairman Philip Stephenson said: 'Partnering with a company that shares that philosophy gives us confidence that in the medium- and long-term future on this particular trade lane there will more opportunities for expansion.
'Freight flows are already viable and despite the current difficult trading conditions we continue to maintain a full, nationwide collection and distribution service for our customers and overseas partners.'
Streck Transpor's head of international road department Erich Paul added: 'The UK is one of our most important trade lanes for overland trailer services, so being able to secure a partnership with a company that is widely recognised as being one the country's freight forwarding pioneers, since it was created in 1870, is very reassuring.
'We share Davies Turner's commitment to offering effective, high quality services backed by integrated IT systems, financial stability and professional personnel.'