01-26-2011 01:31 PM CET - Industry, Real Estate & Construction

JF Hillebrand extends and enhances European multi-modal options

Press release from: Image Line Communications Ltd.

JF Hillebrand, which has delivered specialist logistics services to the drinks industry for over 160 years, has opened a new phase in its continuing development with the launch of an enhanced European service offering.

The world’s leading logistics supplier to the wines and spirits industry has launched European Transport Solutions, an expanded distribution network tailored to the needs of the European wine market.

Offering more routes across more countries, European Transport Solutions provides a wider range of continental transport options, including services by road, rail, barge and coastal shipping.

“For many years we have been able to offer customers specialist expertise and care for both their European door-to-door and Deep Sea shipments,” says Guido Roth, JF Hillebrand’s European Transport Manager. “Our new European Transport Solutions network enhances and extends our existing intra-European services, offering customers across the continent the full range of logistics services they need.”

This includes the highest security standards, the use of VinLiners to protect the wine against temperature fluctuations and other potential hazards, and expert handling of all legal and fiscal formalities.

The multimodal portfolio and range of service options – including full truck loads (FTL), and smaller LTL consignments - gives customers greater flexibility to better manage their carbon footprint and cost effectively transport what they need, when they need it. All movements are supported by JF Hillebrand’s online logistics management system, Axis.


About JF Hillebrand: With a global network headquartered in Mainz, Germany, JF Hillebrand employs 1500 people in 45 offices around the world. The company reported a throughput of over 268,000 containers in 2009 - equating to over 1.4 billion cases of wine.

Since 1844, it has dedicated itself to the efficient and cost-effective logistics of wines, spirits and beers. As well as offering first class logistics services, it also leads the way in the
development of innovative products, services and IT tools to the global beverage industry.

JF Hillebrand was voted “Best Logistics Company” in the 2010 Drinks Business Awards.
JF Hillebrand won the “Customer Care” Award at the 2010 IFW Freight Industry Awards.

For further information please go to www.jfhillebrand.com

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