AiO Member SIMARCO Expands 3PL Offering in Europe
14 May 2019: With a number of clients projecting significant European expansion plans, Simarco are pleased to announce they have furthered their 3PL offering with the opening of three DC’s and forming strategic partnerships in Belgium and the Netherlands, with close feeds into France and Germany.
Having ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam in close proximity, as well as DC sites located close to cross channel routes between the UK and mainland Europe, they benefit from the excellent transport infrastructure and make them great locations for the control of their clients inbound and outbound logistics needs.
Providing logistics services in NL and BE has benefits from ‘Fiscal Representation’ (FR), a special scheme in NL and BE that allows non-resident companies to import products from outside the EU, store and then sell their products to European or overseas buyers, without payment of import VAT usually applied at the time of entry. This is achieved by deferring the import VAT payment and processing it at the same time as the quarterly VAT return; a scheme which is available and used by some of our clients.
What is important is Simarco can provide solutions that match the needs of their clients and with the combination of their customer focus and technology driven approach, they believe these DC’s will add great value for the clients they have successfully integrated.
With a number of potential opportunities in the pipeline to increase their Benelux portfolio, they are also looking to expand their contract logistics offering into the Iberian market, as this success story continues…
Please contact Andrew Gigg for further information at [email protected]
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