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European Distribution Center

Freightways Worldwide Sales and Logistics Services, located in Holland, may be just the strategic partner you need! The pivotal reason why Freightways Worldwide Logistics (a leader in the field for over 25 years) decided to combine logistics with sales and marketing is because American manufacturers asked us to. And why not? We already control a major part of the supply chain as a worldwide provider of logistics services.The next natural step was to provide our customers with the means to sell through their products.

If you have made the decision that the best way to enter this market is with product on hand in Europe and customer service in Europe then why not let Freightways Worldwide Sales and Logistics Services provide the product sell through. We offer this service to our customers because we are convinced that our unique skills of warehousing, logistics, and sales & marketing will ‘level the playing field’ with any European competitors and give our customers faster and better access to the European market.

Successful sales representatives are currently calling on Buyers in many retail fields and building relationships which are so very important in European business. Freightways works in the same time zones and speaks the same languages as your customers be they located in Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, UK or elsewhere in EEC. All of our representatives also speak and write English fluently.

We are very experienced in the labyrinth of documentation needed to move goods and services both within the EEC and outside. We would appreciate the opportunity to meet and discuss your needs and how our services could best assist you in expanding your sales.

The following outlines some of our specialized services
available in part or as a total package:

  • One organization with a proven track record to handle warehousing, logistics, sales and marketing.
  • Simplified communications for all services.
  • Status and updates of all services provided are readily available.
  • Re-packing, repair, in warranty service, inspection, return service, invoicing, collections and Value Added Tax (VAT) reconciliation and submission are all available in addition to regular warehousing and logistics services.
  • Translations (brochures, manuals, warranties etc.) can be provided for West- and East-European languages.
  • Printing of sales promotion materials, brochures and catalogs tailored to the European market is available as well as assisting your company with Trade Show participation.

Why a Centralized European Distribution Center (EDC)?

Although the EU has harmonized its markets since 1992, there are still some differences in language taste and culture between European countries. Therefore, it is not possible to sell one generic product in the European market. Every region needs its own small products adjustments. Companies can implement or expand VAL (Value Added Logistics) activities in the EDC in order to execute these small products adjustments. Centralized European distribution leads to better inventory control on European scale and therefore better forecasting and production planning on a global scale.The total distribution process becomes more efficient resulting in shorter order-cycle-times.

Why The Netherlands?

The strength of Rotterdam, the world's largest seaport, is a strong reason why multinational companies locate their EDC in the Netherlands.The port of Rotterdam together with the port of Amsterdam handles almost 50% of total sea-cargo in Europe.When setting up an EDC in Europe you need a dynamite, highly competitive and high quality level transportation system with the European mainland, including Eastern Europe. Dutch road haulers handle 27% of all international road transport in Western Europe. Because of the advantages of Holland as a European Gateway (two main ports close together, competitive European transportation networks, etc.) many international companies have set up their main European warehousing facilities in The Netherlands.

Why Freightways?

Freightways is a group of companies that offer total worldwide logistics and sales.The warehouse facilities combine a close proximity to major retail accounts with sophisticated information and security systems.The central warehouse location is very important as over half the population of Europe (160 million) lives within 300 miles of Freightways warehouse in Holland. From here a one or two day delivery to most major European cities is possible. A menu of services is offered that allows manufacturers to tailor their exact distribution needs of their company. Well-known American companies already experience the advantage of Freightways Worldwide Sales and Logistics Services.