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Militzer & Münch France and Davies Turner combine their expertise to develop their freight business between the United Kingdom and the major countries of the Maghreb.

Two leading forwarders join forces on transports between the UK and North-Africa.

LILLE, September 11, 2017.  M&M Militzer & Münch France, the French leading forwarder to and from the Maghreb countries and Davies Turner, UK’s leading international forwarder, sign a partnership agreement to increase their business between the UK on the one hand and Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria on the other hand.

M&M Militzer & Münch France, the French leading forwarder to and from the Maghreb countries and Davies Turner, UK’s leading international forwarder, sign a partnership agreement to increase their business between the UK on the one hand and Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria on the other hand.

Starting October 1st, M&M France will handle import and export road transportation shipments between the United-Kingdom and Morocco and Tunisia. As regards Algeria, the majority of transports are exports and will also be operated by the French forwarder. Partners will offer groupage as well as full truck services.

Through this alliance, Militzer & Münch expects a substantial increase of its business with the United Kingdom thanks to Davies Turner leadership position as UK’s top international forwarder with a significant presence in Morocco through their affiliate’s office, DTCO Maroc in Tangier.

This partnership will enable Davies Turner to further develop access to the Tunisian and Algerian markets. Davies Turner will also benefit from Militzer & Münch’s expertise in the coordination of industrial flows, especially in Morocco where Davies Turner is already strong in the textile segment. Finally, M&M Morocco facilities in Casablanca and Tangier may offer its clients customs clearance solutions in private bonded warehouses.

Militzer & Münch’s French subsidiary in a nutshell

Created September 13, 1976, Militzer & Münch France is the French subsidiary of the German eponymous group. Over the last 6 years, M&M France sales have kept growing significantly and reached 143 million Euros in 2016. Over the same period, the number of M&M France’s branches in France has doubled.

M&M France operates international transport services with Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria together with its subsidiaries in each of these countries.

The Militzer & Münch Group employs a staff of about 2,000 at 100 locations in around 30 countries. Militzer & Münch offers worldwide air and sea freight services as well as road and rail transports and project logistics along the East-West axis in Eurasia and North Africa. The Group operates with a dense network of branch offices in Eastern Europe, the CIS, the Middle East and the Far East as well as in the Maghreb countries. The head office of the company that goes back to 1880 is in Sankt Gallen, Switzerland.

Davies Turner

Established in 1870 and in the same family ownership as it approaches its 150th Anniversary, Davies Turner employs more than 800 staff in 20 locations across the UK and Ireland. The company has maintained a long history of dealing with North Africa. Its core business areas are international Road services, Airfreight, Ocean freight and Supply Chain logistics. Davies Turner’s expansion in the UK at key locations in the South West and Scotland during 2017 should see them surpass last year’s annual turnover of €180m.