GEFCO officially announces its opening in Greece

21 November 2017

GEFCO Group, a global player in industrial logistics and the European leader in automotive logistics, officially inaugurated its Greek subsidiary earlier this month, bringing its recognised know-how in global logistics solutions designed to support manufacturers.

As a company with a unique expertise in the management and optimisation of complex supply chains, we are happy to bring our expertise in integrated logistics as well as our ability to achieve short and long-term objectives in terms of economic performance, service level, and quality, to support our Greek customers’ development” said Luc Nadal, Chairman of the Management Board of GEFCO Group. 

Tapping into the potential of Greece 

By setting up a subsidiary in Greece, a country with dynamic potential in the region, GEFCO strengthens its footprint in Southeastern Europe, a region where the Group has maintained a presence historically. The country offers an ideal location between Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Greece is gifted with many competitive advantages, which make this country a perfect place for a major logistics player: 

• Greece is the largest ship-owning nation, currently controlling 18% of the world fleet.

• The ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki are regional gateways to South East Europe and Central Europe. 

• Greece is launching and participating in many programmes aimed at the renovation, expansion and improvement of its infrastructure.

• Greek industrial production has shown constant growth in recent years, with leading companies in the food and tobacco processing, textile, pharmaceutical, chemical, mining, petroleum and metal production sectors industry.

GEFCO aims to strengthen its competitiveness and presence in the Greek market and is expecting to nearly double its turnover in 2017. We also intend to transfer our many decades of logistics experience to local companies, thus contributing to the growth and development of the country,” said Fabien Gauchet, General Manager of GEFCO Greece. 

GEFCO’s expertise a unique service for the customers in the region

With its 68-year long experience, GEFCO Group has developed a strong expertise in the management of its clients’ complex supply chains. With its origins in logistics for the automotive industry – one of the most demanding industries from a logistical standpoint - GEFCO is applying its experience and developing its knowledge to serve clients from various industrial sectors: automotive, industry, energy, electronics, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, pharmaceutical and agriculture. 

The GEFCO Group’s expertise ranges from core freight services - transportation by road, rail, sea or air - to complex multimodal door-to-door solutions with warehousing, customs and tax representation and reusable packaging services involved. The cumulative expertise of GEFCO’s teams allows the Group to organise seamless intercontinental door-to-door flows for its customers. With the support of its engineering teams, GEFCO Group constantly analyses the flows and existing logistics solutions of its clients to find opportunities for optimisation and, as a result, develop along with its customers. 

GEFCO Greece offers the whole range of the GEFCO Group services. The subsidiary is already rolling international road solutions for various clients.,  It will develop further solutions such as temperature controlled transportation for the Food and Pharmaceutical sectors, both of which are significant industries in Greece.