The Belfast branch of Europa Road, a dedicated division of logistics provider Europa Worldwide Group, is celebrating a successful six months since opening its doors for business.

The team of four has been consistently breaking its own records since last year, with trunk volumes having almost tripled since then.

The service is Europa’s first investment in Northern Ireland, providing 30 daily freight departures between the country and continental Europe via Europa’s £30 million 1Hub facility in Kent.

The company’s chosen distribution partner is transport and logistics company Liam Connelly, a family-run business based in County Fermanagh.

Branch Manager Dan Rodgers said: “We’ve enjoyed a very positive first six months with good results and all figures heading in the right direction. The team is energetic and focused and has settled in well. I look forward to our continued success going forwards.”

Europa’s Northern Ireland service provides an opportunity for customers to have their shipments collected and shipped on the same day and arrive into the company’s 1Hub facility the next working day for onward connection to Europe.

The new service is an important part of Europa’s growth strategy, which has seen the company reach its strongest-ever financial position with a turnover of £180 million. The business aims to pass the £400 million turnover mark by 2022.

Dionne Redpath, Branch Network and Sales Director at Europa, said: “We are delighted with the results after the first six months in Belfast. There is a real positive culture within the new team and together they’ve been working extremely hard to create new opportunities and deliver consistently good customer service – showcased by the results we’ve seen already. We can’t wait to see what the next six months has in store.”

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