Toga Freight Services Ltd, the long-established International Freight Forwarders based in Dublin, have announced a major deal with German Logistics company Loxx Logistics GmbH.
Loxx Logistics are headquartered in Gelsenkirchen, the logistics and industrial heartland of Germany and were established in 1977, just a year before the incorporation of Toga Freight in Dublin. Loxx have almost 600 staff located across Germany and Europe including over 370 at the Gelsenkirchen logistics hub. With group owned depots across Germany, Poland and Russia, as well as 250 partner companies in Germany and over 80 across Europe, Loxx is one of the largest and best-connected logistics groups in Europe.
Despite having daily connections to over 80 European towns and cities, the one missing link in the chain was Ireland – which is where Toga Freight have stepped in to complete the European picture for Loxx and their vast partner network.
The exclusive collaboration between Loxx and Toga will see the Irish firm’s “groupage” collections from across Germany, Eastern Europe, Russia and many other areas being collected locally by the Loxx partner network and “trunked” to the Gelsenkirchen hub on a daily basis. From there, this cargo is consolidated with all other Ireland-bound goods from the wider Loxx Group and partner network and shipped directly to the Toga Distribution Centre in Dublin, avoiding the UK. The goods are then distributed in Ireland via Toga’s own Irish delivery partner network which comprises 15 satellite depots and over 300 trucks and vans operating in Ireland, delivering to every high street, industrial estate, town and village – every day!
Speaking of the deal, Robert Dickinson, Commercial Director of Toga Freight said “The turbulence around Brexit has encouraged large logistics providers such as Loxx to develop new supply chains that avoid transiting the UK, so they came to Dublin looking for an established company to manage their distribution requirements in Ireland. At the same time, we were looking to strengthen our European connections to offer better services to our 200 or so Irish based customers. So, the working agreement has completely satisfied the requirements of both companies and we are absolutely thrilled to be working with Loxx Logistics.”
Martin Gately, Founder and Managing Director of the Toga Group commented: “The chaos surrounding Brexit has opened the door for us to explore numerous opportunities both inside and outside the UK. We have spent a lot of time recently advising our UK clients regarding Brexit and the future for UK to EU trade, but we have also been approached by numerous companies from Europe who are trying to avoid the UK in their supply chains. Whilst Brexit is causing huge uncertainty and concern to many companies, we are proud to have provided logistics solutions to some and operational guidance to many others”