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Robert.Jervis_43227 Jan 06

Europa Road invests in team expansion to support new customs product

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The European road freight team at Europa Road continues to showcase its dedication to supporting customers post Brexit, investing in a new Customs team, created to support its newly launched product, Europa FLOW
A year in the making, the innovative new product delivers a simple and effective customs process, designed to preserve transit times and the flow of goods between the UK and Europe after the transition period came to an end on 31st December.

To support its new offering, Europa has appointed a National Branch Customs Compliance Manager, John Farnfield, along with 12 Customs Branch Supervisors, who will be placed within its network of branches across the UK. 

John Farnfield and his team will drive the highest standards of compliance required for the new customs process, with John reporting into Lieven Hendrickx, who was recently announced as Europa Road’s Head of Customs. The new customs focused roles build on Europa’s expanding operational team in Dartford and on the continent.

The new Custom Team appointments are the latest in a series of investments Europa has made since the EU referendum to ensure the business and its customers are ready. Last year, Europa invested over £2m in its Dartford transit warehouse to increase racking capacity by 75 per cent, as well as supporting customers through dedicated Brexit workshops across the UK.                            

Dionne Redpath, Sales and Branch Network Director for Europa Road, comments:

“The decision to further expand our Europa Road team, with the appointment of a National Customs Compliance Manager and Customs Supervisors, means that both Europa and our customers will be in the strongest position possible.

“We’ve placed enormous focus on ensuring every member of the Europa Road branch team has been trained and upskilled to understand our new processes. By introducing a team of supervisors, operating within rigorous compliance infrastructure, it adds a further layer of skill and expertise, strengthening our customs capabilities generally. The response we’ve had from customers has been fantastic.”

Europa Road’s network trunk into Europa’s Dartford 1Hub, where freight connects with daily, direct services to 30 continental hubs, transporting over 45,000 consignments per month with over 2,000 collections and deliveries every day.

Separately, contract hire and rental specialist TRL has supplied ten Krone Dry Liner box vans to Europa Worldwide Group for its fast-expanding click and collect operation.
 
Built to Europa's specification, the galvanised steel trailers are fitted with Krone's DP keyhole loading system, which comprises 45 sets of double-deck tracks to support 27 aluminium variable-height cross bars.
 
TRL handles all trailer aftermarket requirements, for its own and third-party fleets. With over GBP 2 million (EUR 2.214 million) invested in new equipment each year, the company has grown rapidly in recent times. Its modern fleet is well over 2,500 and includes curtainsiders, box vans, skeletals and urbans, while its double-deck trailers fleet is one of the largest in the UK