Europa Showfreight, a dedicated division of independent logistics provider Europa Worldwide Group, is celebrating a record year.
The company, which is based at Europa’s facility in Minworth, achieved a 30% increase in turnover and a 17% increase in overall profit in 2018.
The team expects this year to be even more successful and is now looking to recruit new staff to deal with a flood of new enquiries, destinations and customers.
Jeff Broom, Showfreight Manager at Europa, commented: “Much of our success has stemmed from working on larger shows with events in Shanghai, Hong Kong and South America all contributing to another bumper year for us.
“We’re also working with a number of new overseas partners, such as Cretschmar Messe Cargo in Germany and Fulstandig in Brazil, who go that extra mile to ensure exhibitors get a stress-free build up and break down.”
Broom expects Europa Showfreight’s success to continue and said Britain leaving the EU on 29 March 2019 will be another positive step.
He commented: “We are well-prepared for all eventualities. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, we are expecting an increase in demand because exhibitors will require the services of a specialist forwarder such as ourselves to get their goods on to the exhibition stand.
“Our agents all over Europe are now set up in case of a no-deal scenario, and will be able to clear goods on site with minimum delay. Whilst it will not be easy at the start, and we can expect delays at the border initially, things will inevitably settle down.
“This is something we are already doing all over the world so we will simply return to way we used to do things, achieving the same transit times and service as we do now.”