Europa Worldwide Group has invested in opening its first sales branch in Ireland, to accommodate its growing international footprint.
Since 2022 Europa Worldwide Group has invested more than £3m increasing its European road freight sales network at its Europa Road division which provides road freight services for import and export to and from Europe.
The new branch at the Spaces offices at Dublin Airport is located close to main transport road into and out of Dublin. The site opens initially with a team of three, headed up by Branch Manager Elliott Watts who successfully launched Europa’s new Cambridge branch in 2022.
“The opening of the new Dublin office marks a tremendously exciting milestone for Europa Road as a business, and I am thrilled to be heading up this new team. Having a local presence means that we will be able to support and advise Dublin’s businesses with import and export services, specifically on our pan European daily routes.”
The global operator, which continues to set the pace in the market has ambitious plans for continued investment, despite the economic situation, and believes improving logistics capacity and capabilities for a growing number of local businesses will help them navigate a changing marketplace.
Europa Road provides market leading European road freight services, operating the UK’s largest European groupage hub in Dartford. Its network of European branches connects freight with daily, direct services to 30 continental hubs.
This is the first time Europa has expanded into Ireland and chose the location after a substantial amount of research into areas of the country with growth potential specifically those with business that export to Europe. Europa Road’s closest site is in Belfast.
The new branch comes at a time when data from the Central Statistics Office shows that Irish goods exports increased by 27 per cent in the first 11 months of 2022, compared with the same period the previous year.
Ireland has become an attractive location for logistics investment due to its increased transaction volumes and enhanced liquidity. The country also offers increased connectivity within Europe, the UK and the US which is one of many considerations which drives foreign investment in Dublin.
Adrian Redmile, Branch Network and Sales Director comments:
“We’re very pleased to appoint Elliott as our Branch Manager and welcome the rest of the Dublin team to the Europa network.
“The opening of our Dublin offices also helps to enhance our sales network, which is an important part of our strategy to fill the gaps and thus increase our footprint across Northern and Southern Ireland.”
As an export-driven economy, transport and logistics is a significant sector in Dublin, and it is hugely important for the increasing number of global players that base their European and EMEA headquarters in the city too.
Europa has invested £5 million in its innovative market-leading product, Europa Flow, providing a frictionless flow of goods between the EU and the UK post Brexit. The group employs over 1,300 people with 19 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