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Cargo-partner gains UK foothold with Aztek stake

[ February 11, 2021   //   ]

Austrian-based forwarder Cargo-partner has opened a new UK office in Manchester after taking a one-third stake in logistics firm Aztek International. Cargo-partner will offer services including  air, sea, road, rail transport and customs services in the UK.

Aztek International gives cargo-partner full coverage of the UK from its other offices in East London and Bradford.

In addition to providing solutions for European transport, cargo-partner UK and Aztek International will establish strong trading relationships across both the cargo-partner global network and the Aztek agent network. The initial focus will be on developing new business opportunities in Asia and North and South America.

To support customers following Brexit, it has also placed a strategic focus on express solutions for time-critical transports. Since opening the UK office, the local Cargo-partner team has handled several emergency shipments, including a full charter flight of car tyres from Thailand and other urgent airfreight shipments for automotive customers. Other key industries the company plans to focus on include Industrial, aerospace, healthcare, retail and consumer products.

Cargo-partner chief executive Stefan Krauter, explains: “This investment in cooperation with our long-time partner Aztek is our first strategic step towards establishing cargo-partner in the UK.

“Our new office in Manchester is a game-changing addition to our European network and provides a significant added benefit for our customers. With our strong set-up in Central and Eastern Europe, we can ensure smooth and efficient processes for imports and exports to and from the UK. At the moment, we are handling a lot of road freight from the EU to the UK as well as from Northern Ireland to the UK and vice versa.”