To further consolidate its European position, TGW Logistics Group, a world market leader in dynamic, automated logistics solutions for warehousing, production, order picking and distribution, has opened a branch in the Benelux. As the new Head of Sales Benelux, Hans De Sutter will be responsible for growing TGW’s operational and sales activities in this region.
The Benelux offers many opportunities for the Group. The region has various ports of global importance through which large volumes of goods are imported to the European market. These are then dispatched via European distribution centres spread all over the continent. In addition, its central location means that the Benelux is becoming ever more important as a European logistics hub. High wage costs, high product throughput and the limited availability and expense of land are also factors encouraging the development of automated distribution centres.
“But also the developments in e-commerce and the increased pressure on service levels and delivery times provide logistics challenges,” says Hans De Sutter, who has extensive experience in various management sales functions. “I am delighted to be part of this experienced team. TGW Logistics Group’s international experience in providing integrated total solutions, in combination with a local focus, makes the Group a player to be reckoned with. I have always considered TGW as a pioneer and one of the market leaders in our sector. The company’s continuous growth over the last decade is evidence of that.“
In order to meet the logistics challenges of businesses more effectively, TGW Logistics Group merged the operational activities in the Benelux, the Nordics and the UK into TGW Northern Europe in 2014. The opening of a Benelux branch is a logical next step in promoting its European expansion. In the past, TGW served the Benelux market via its partners.
“We were able to achieve growth in this market due to the good relations we have with our partners. We will continue to support them in the future,” Hans De Sutter continues.