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New Geodis Wilson MD in Spain targets heavy lift

July 2 - Alain Reich, recently appointed managing director of Geodis Wilson Spain is keen to develop the company's role in the project forwarding sector in Spain.

Says Mr Reich: "We are very well established in Spain, and we are well known for our expertise in handling high tech goods, textiles and industry. I will be pursuing new lines of business, particularly Industrial Projects for which we do have a very high level of knowhow and logistics operations in markets such as the Far East, South America and Morocco, which is a very important market right on our doorstep." 

Alain started his career in 1981 in the freight department of Air France Cargo, where he was looking after sales with freight forwarders. In 1991 he joined forwarders Bax Global as sales director, before moving on to Kühne & Nagel, where he worked until 2002 as director of the airfreight division for France. He joined Geodis Wilson in 2002 where he was sales director for France and regional development director for southern Europe, before taking up his new position.

Geodis Wilson is the Freight Management division of the global Geodis group. In Spain, Geodis has 200 employees and more than 80,000 m2 of warehousing space. The Freight Management division in Spain consists of 80 employees in 4 offices, with a turnover of approx. 40 Millions euros. 

Mr Reich adds: "We currently rank as about the 20th largest forwarder in Spain. My ambition is to put us in the top ten, and I firmly believe we have the tools available to develop quickly in the Spanish market."

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