BANZ GROUP AND GEODIS FORM JV PARTNERSHIP
The move forms part of GEODIS development strategy to extend and strengthen its global logistics network.
The joint venture is based in Juffair, Bahrain, with administrative operations run from an 8,000 square metre warehouse facility. One of the largest facilities of its type in the region, the warehouse operates under state-of-the-art safety and security standards and includes ambient, chilled and frozen storage space.
Middle East Cluster Managing Director for GEODIS Freight Forwarding, Sascha Geiken, welcomed the new development. “From day one, we are offering a full menu of Freight Services, including air, sea, road, sea-air and project forwarding,” he said. “GEODIS is also well-known for its provision of Contract Logistics and the Bahrain operation will deliver a wide range of services in this category: inbound and outbound logistics, customs clearance, cargo insurance, reverse logistics and other value-added services,” explained Geiken.
“Servicing our customers where they grow is part of our dynamic business strategy”, says Kim Pedersen, Executive Vice President of GEODIS. “This means increasing our footprint not only in the large and emerging economies, as we do in Brazil, India, China and also the US, but also in other dynamic regions, like the Middle East, where we already have a presence in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
About GEODIS Group and GEODIS Freight Forwarding
With 38,000 people and a global network, the GEODIS Group is one of the world’s largest freight management companies.
We serve our customers with integrated supply chain solutions that deliver cargo by sea and air. Our expertise, value-added services and e-services enable you to streamline the flow of goods. We also make your supply chain more transparent and easier to manage.
We have in-depth knowledge of several markets including high-tech, pharmaceuticals, textiles and automotive products. We are also specialized in marine logistics, industrial projects and other niche markets.
The backbone of our company is a self-reliant network of offices and air and ocean hubs in over 67 countries. We have a strong presence in Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific region. We also have offices in the Middle East and in Africa. Our reach is extended further through a network of selected agents that operate to our high standards. This ensures that we service your cargo flows efficiently and consistently across the world.
GEODIS is entrepreneurial and sensible. We take pride in developing pragmatic solutions to complex challenges. Our reach is global and our approach is personal.
The heart of our company is a culture in which colleagues feel like family. We believe in being consistent, efficient, honest and to the point.
BANZ Geodis is ISO-9001 (quality) certified and is moving towards ISO-14001 (environmental management) and Investors in People (www.investorsinpeople.co.uk) certification.
In addition, we are a member of IATA’s Cargo 2000 (www.cargo2000.com), a quality management system for the worldwide air cargo industry.
The size and flexibility of our operations allows manufacturers and suppliers to benefit from the enormous economies of scale, utilizing bulk shipments from one strategically located port.
BANZ Group, formerly known as Bahrain national cold storage and warehousing company b.s.c © facility is located within the metropolitan area of Bahrain. Our location has the convenience and proximity to the port and transportation hubs. The facility maintains software programs designed specifically for inventory control and provides specific information as requested by our clients.
The BANZ Group facility includes Bahrain customs bonded (free zone) warehouse, temperature controlled storage facilities and logistic services that facilitate and expedite the efficient and speedy movement of cargo in and out of the country. Bahrain’s geographically strategic position in the Gulf and the storage capability of BANZ ally together to create
a secure base for fast and efficient distribution service throughout the Middle East.