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Logistics solutions for eastern markets    < 2014-05-03 >

“We are the logistics experts for eastern markets,” says Tamás Dunai, co-founder and Managing Partner of Euro-Log. “Our competence is based on more than two decades of know-how and experience, as we have focused on eastern markets right from the start.”

Travel smart, achieve more    < 2014-05-03 >

ITN : Please introduce your company and your products and services in brief to someone who does not know your company. Stefan Vorndran : BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. For travellers, this means keeping them safe and productive, and helping them to make good choices while on the road. For travel and procurement managers, it means advising them on how to grow the value of their travel programme. For executives, we ensure that the travel programme suppor

Fair – with a holistic approach    < 2014-05-03 >

Johann Josef Ettengruber “We are disciplined, and we work a lot,” owner and Managing Director Johann Josef Ettengruber explains the success of the business. “We start early in the morning, and we visit our customers until late in the evening. We are dedicated to our company, and the whole family pulls together. It is this passion which has helped us to survive the crisis. Of course, our war chest is empty now, but we did not have to dismiss anybody during the crisis. Many of our employees

Seams are the connecting elements    < 2014-05-03 >

CEO and Spokesman Bodo Th. Bölzle A broken seam is absolutely irritating. This statement also applies to technical textiles. Here, for example, a hole in the seam inevitably ends in a catastrophe – just think of an airbag that does not have high-quality seams. These aspects of thread production are everyday business to Amann, as, after all, the company, which even 160 years after its foundation is still in the hands of the founder’s family, ranks among the top three manufacturers of sewin

Creative procurement solutions that add value    < 2014-05-03 >

Simon Hegele Supply Chain Services was founded in 2007 as a subsidiary of Simon Hegele GmbH. The idea behind the new company was to offer procurement and stock management services to complement its existing logistics offering. “The new service took off quickly,” says Managing Director Mike Schimke. “The volume of stock that we were handling on behalf of our clients grew steadily as we converted more and more of our parent company’s customers to our complementary service.” Today, Simon Hegel

Always one step ahead    < 2014-05-03 >

The young and creative team of Gommus S.c.p.A. Innovation has been the keyword for Gommus S.c.p.A. all along and has led to numerous trendsetting achievements. Created in cooperation with international designers, Gommus® is the company’s historical brand and offers a wide range of versatile and high-performance products. St. Moritz is designed for the market of handcrafted and luxury shoes and excels for its sophisticated design. A result of the company’s continuous research into product

Fabrics for luxurious fashion    < 2014-05-03 >

Extremely luxurious fabrics made of silk, wool or cotton have to breathe the right quality, as otherwise, most fashion brands cannot embark on new production. They strongly focus on small, but fine weaving factories and dyeing and printing plants that know their craft inside out. “We are one of the leading suppliers in this segment, and our customers are some of the large fashion brands, among them prominent premium brands,” points out Sales Director and Co-Owner Filippo Girani. His father Gi

10,000 special transports in less than ten years    < 2014-05-03 >

Dieter Langer, managing partner and co-founder. Based in Upper Bavaria, WeiLa Transport is a Europe-wide operating freight forwarder and logistics services provider for standard and special transports. The company was founded by Dieter Langer and Günter Weinzierl in 2005. “Both had at that time more than 25 years of experience in the transport sector,” says Sales Manager Benjamin Weinzierl, co-owner and son of company co-founder Günter Weinzierl who died in March 2013. Today, WeiLa Tran

Precious pieces    < 2014-05-03 >

Armani, Versace, Missoni, Prada, Fendi, Gucci – these ones and many other Italian fashion houses are celebrating international success which brave the crisis. ‘Made in Italy’ is celebrating a remarkable comeback. Also Uno Maglia has a reason to be pleased. “The 15 best known luxury fashion brands are among our customers,” explains Managing Director Dott. Bertrand Thiry. “Due to the comeback of the quality symbol ‘made in Italy’ we have acquired many customers who are part of the international

Ski dreams come true    < 2014-05-03 >

“With respect to nature and environment, the skiing station was first intended to be integrated most harmoniously into the heart of the densely wooded valley. The setting, which still accounts for the charm of the resort, has been preserved until present,” points out Olivier Simonin, managing director of Méribel Alpina.

On the roads of Europe    < 2014-05-03 >

Managing Director Rainer Sandow joined the company in January 2013. Today, Transalkim perfectly masters the smooth flow of goods in the whole of Europe and provides customized logistics concepts through-out. “We started in Stuttgart in 1980 in cooperation with a partner in Istanbul and developed our land transport concept to Turkey. Later on, new subsidiaries in Hungary, the Netherlands and Romania start-ed to operate,” points out Managing Director Rainer Sandow. Three years ago, Transal

A global approach    < 2014-05-03 >

The history of the enterprise dates back to 1926, when Shri Gajadhar Mansinghka founded his first textile business in India. “Today, the Indian-based group of companies is run by Anil Mansinghka,” explains Amit Lath, managing partner at Sharda Europe, and with the company for 15 years. Mr. Lath is responsible for developing new products in terms of company sales, and maintaining relationships with banks and trade partners. “The enterprise’s original focus was set on the supply of raw material

A matter of geography    < 2014-05-03 >

The state-owned enterprise, whose name stands for the Logistics Platform of Zaragoza, combines the efforts of logistics companies in the area to form one large transport center. Founded in December 2000, PLAZA has achieved an average of 44 million EUR in revenues over the past twelve years. With its team of just five employees, the organization is prepared for future challenges and cannot be beat thanks to its winning mix of intermodality, ideal location and top-notch customer service.

Looking for perfection    < 2014-05-03 >

“Every season, we start again, every six months it is a new challenge to succeed. Finding perfection is the constant drive,” says Commercial Director Chantal Spaas who founded the fashion brand together with Sofie d’Hoore more than 20 years ago. While Ms. Spaas concentrates on the commercial side of the business, selling the collection designed by Sofie d’Hoore, her business partner Sofie d’Hoore is the ‘fashion brain’ behind the brand. “We really started with one pair of trousers, then a few

Quality service around the clock    < 2014-05-03 >

Heading a proven expert in high-class hotel service, Karl Zingsheim. “Service for hotels is a 24 hour activity which puts the highest demands on both the personnel and the organisation and we are experts in both,” says Karl Zingsheim, founder, owner, head and namesake of the Zingsheim company. In fact, Zingsheim has proven to be a reliable expert for high-grade service as the corporate reference list best illustrates. The list features an impressive number of hotels, large and small, priv

Welcome off season    < 2014-05-03 >

François Sabatino, general director Kawan Group. More and more people appreciate the fact that off-season holidays have many advantages: less people to fill restaurants, shops and facilities, friendlier services and lower prices make for a more relaxed time. Off-season holidays used to be mostly booked by elderly and retired people, who were free in their choice of time. In recent years, however, more flexible school holiday schedules in Europe and altered consumer habits have changed thi

French favourites    < 2014-05-03 >

With over 15 million pieces distributed per year, equivalent to a turnover of about 35 million EUR, Textiss S.A.S. holds a prominent position as a producer and supplier of trendy undergarments, both under its own and under licensed brands. “We focus on the design, creation and distribution of lingerie and underwear for the volume market,” points out Marketing and Communications Manager Benjamin Caillaud. “Our collections are designed in-house.”

The right place at the right time    < 2014-05-03 >

ITN : “How would you introduce your company and its products and services in brief to someone who is not familiar with it?” Jesús Andreu : “It is an initiative of the government of Aragon aimed at positioning this region on the main transport and logistics axes of Europe. PLAZA is a corporation promoted by the government of Aragon and the city of Zaragoza, with a share capital of 47,302,706.93 EUR. The corporate purpose of PLAZA, S.A. is to plan, promote and build Zaragoza’s logistics platf

Exploring the world by foot    < 2014-05-03 >

Frédéric Giroir, managing director at Atalante Founded in 1986 by Frédéric Faure, an alpinist, and Christophe Leservoisier, a specialist for Africa, the company has ever since focused on worldwide guided trekking tours. “Today, Atalante operates as part of the Decathlon group of companies,” explains Frédéric Giroir, managing director at Atalante and in this position since 2008. “At the present time, we can record 350 references and more than 5,000 travellers per year.” Atalante and its

Innovative ideas for international transport    < 2014-05-03 >

“Our Multi-Trailer is a double-decker lorry which was developed by our company owner Bernd Marbach in 1998,” explains Michael Marbach, assistant to the management. He has been active in the company for seven years now. “We hold a patent for this lorry, and it is used exclusively by us. Compared to other double-decker lorries, our Multi-Trailer offers several advantages. Most important is that it enables short loading and unloading times as well as a 60% higher loading capacity, compared to conv

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