This year, Express Trailers marks forty years of operations between Malta and France. Malta’s leading transport and logistics operator has in fact been delivering to and from France since 1978 managing entire supply chains, offering groupage services and full trailer loads, both for import as well as for export.
Express Trailers started its service to and from France with one depot in Paris. Eventually, growing demand led the company to explore the addition of new routes. Today, Express Trailers operates a weekly service that connects Malta with its three depots in Paris, Lyon and Lille.
The service caters fo all types of cargo including dry, chilled or frozen food products, cosmetic packaging and specialized cargo such as pharmaceuticals. We also move personal effects, motor vehicles, and works of art.
“The handling of perishables such as food is never a simple process nor is the handling of personal effects, antiques and fine art, a straightforward task. And when it comes to the transport of pharmaceutical products, this requires skill and precise operating procedures. This is where our fully-monitored, temperature-controlled and GDP-compliant transportation services satisfy the increasing demands of our clients doing business with their French counterparts whilst meeting all requirements in terms of regulation, security and quality handling,” explains David Fleri Soler, Head Sales and Business Development at Express Trailers.
David Fleri Soler is also a member on the Council of the Maltese French Chamber of Commerce and therefore, has always harboured a special interest in developing the service route between Malta and France from a transportation and logistics perspective.
“Over these past years we kept experiencing an increase in trade between Malta and France and this increased the demand for our service. Two years ago, we added Lille as our third depot in France to service our customers doing business with the region and we also consolidated our business collaboration with French transport and logistics company Dimotrans. With over 30 years’ experience the Dimotrans Group shares our same values of providing effective, flexible and responsive offers in multimodal road, air and maritime transport, in customs and in B to B and B to C logistics, to manage entire supply chains,” added Franco Azzopardi, Chairman and CEO of Express Trailers.
One of Express Trailers’ longest standing customers on the Malta – France route is world-renowned Toly Products. Toly, Chairman and CEO Andy Gatesy commended Express Trailers for its unfaltering support to the company’s operations.
“We have been working with Express trailers for over 30 years and although the bulk of our shipments goes to France, Express Trailers support our international shipping to many other countries. When we started sourcing and trading in China, Korea and Hong Kong, Express Trailers proved to be the best logistics partners for us and their support helped us establish Toly in Malta as an efficient logistics hub for the rest of Europe. In fact, today, we also send shipments to Germany, Austria, Benelux, Switzerland, UK and other countries round Europe. Whatever the challenge, Express Trailers never say no and they’ve been incredible partners for us along the way,” said Andy Gatesy.
Franco Azzopardi concluded “this 40 year experience working with France has earned Express Trailers a lot of know-how about the French market and this has enabled us to be able to apply a low-risk, efficient and complete service to our customers. Today, anyone who wants to do business with France knows that their products and cargo will be in the safe hands of a company with acquired experience, an obsession for EXCELLENCE and with a 40-year proven expertise.”