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System Alliance Europe, a groupage network which was founded on 7 June 2005, is celebrating its first year with a significantly expanded circle of partners. Representatives of 37 internationally active, privately financed freight forwarders have taken part in this year’s partner meeting on 30 - 31 May 2006 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
A vision extends across Europe! What began with 16 founding partners from five countries has already evolved into a much larger network, covering a total of 18 European countries with their special know-how in groupage services.
“Our medium-term goal is to be present in all of Europe,” says Jean Schmitt, Chairman of the organization and owner of the partner Heppner. “However, all applicants must fulfill the network’s high quality standards so that we are in the position to offer comparable, top-level services to our customers in all countries.”
Customer Focus – Quality Leadership
System Alliance Europe attains these goals through the implementation and development of uniform organizational and IT guidelines. Each partner’s service performance is assessed and made transparent through a monthly quality evaluation. This enables every partner to compare their performance with the network’s quality targets and, when necessary, to immediately implement measures thereby ensuring customer satisfaction. The internet-based tracking and tracing system, CargoTrack, as well as the availability of proofs of delivery (PODs) via the internet are additional quality building blocks subject to constant central monitoring to support the continuous improvement of the network.
As a result of the enlargement of its network, System Alliance Europe is generating an increasing number of consignments and an equally impressive turnover.
The 37 partners employ 28,990 people and their joint total turnover for 2005 comes to Euro 5.81 billion.
In European cross-border transactions, the partners handled a total of 9.21 million shipments, with a total weight of 9.8 million tons.
Facts & Figures:
The founding partners are: Birkart Systemverkehre GmbH (DE), Wim Bosman Expeditie B.V. (NL), Cordes & Simon GmbH & Co. KG (DE), L.W. Cretschmar GmbH & Co. KG (DE), Wilhelm Diehl GmbH & Co. KG (DE), Elsen GmbH & Co. KG (DE), H. Essers & Zonen NV (BE), Gebrüder Weiss GmbH (AT), Hellmann Worldwide Logistics GmbH & Co. KG (DE), Heppner Société de Transports S.A.S. (FR), Honold International GmbH & Co. KG (DE), IHG Logistics GmbH & Co. KG (DE), G.L. Kayser GmbH & Co. KG (DE), Streck Transportgesellschaft mbH (DE), Transit Transport Flensburg GmbH & Co. KG (DE), Friedrich Zufall GmbH & Co. KG (DE).
Additional partners are: Wim Bosman Antwerpen N.V. (BE), Transports Wim Bosman Paris SA (FR), L.W. Cretschmar Española S.A. (ES), Elsen-Transports S.a.r.l. (LU), Gebrüder Weiss AG (CH), Gebrüder Weiss D.O.O. (HR), Gebrüder Weiss GmbH (DE), Gebrüder Weiss GmbH (SI), Gebrüder Weiss KFT (HU), Gebrüder Weiss s.p.o.l. (CZ), Gebrüder Weiss s.r.o. (SK), Gottardo Ruffoni Rondine SI spa (IT), Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Ltd. (GB), Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Sp. z.o.o. (PL), Heppner GmbH & Co. KG (DE), IHG Logistics s.r.o. (CZ), IHG Logistics s.r.o. (SK), Interspe Hamann Group Logistics Ibérica S.A. (ES), Streck Transport AG (CH), Transfargo AB (SE), Varova Oy (FI).
System Alliance Europe is a cargo network bundling the competences of leading medium-sized logistic service providers. Customers are offered a European platform for groupage transport when turning to their regional partner. Organisational and IT guidelines guarantee high quality standards, transparent processes and a reliable handling of shipments.
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