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Geodis Calberson, Geodis Wilson and the Fortec Distribution Network join forces for Multimodal

Three arms of the global logistics group Geodis are joining forces to exhibit together for the first time at the UK’s leading transport and logistics event, Multimodal 2011.

Geodis Calberson, Geodis Wilson and the Fortec Distribution Network are teaming up in order to display the full extent of the multimodal logistics offering which they can deliver together.

This approach comes on the back of plans by French-based giant Geodis – has operations in more than 120 countries and 26,000 employees worldwide – to invest substantially in its already expanding UK operation in 2011.

Owned by Geodis, Fortec is one of the established UK pallet distribution networks with more than 60 licensees covering the whole of the UK. It has enjoyed consistent record revenue, profitability and volumes for the past 10 years.

Geodis Calberson specialises in road transport and currently has 13 sites in the UK while Geodis Wilson specialises in bringing freight in by air and sea from around the world.

Jamie Cuthbert, Managing Director of Geodis Calberson, said: "By exhibiting at Multimodal together we can show the truly fantastic global reach which our companies have when we combine our operations.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for us to highlight the services which we can offer in the UK, a growing market for us."

Stuart Innes, Managing Director of Geodis Wilson, which manages cargo by air and sea across five continents, said: "We offer tailor-made, integrated solutions across more than 50 countries and the UK is an important market for us.

"We already work closely with Geodis Calberson and Fortec in the UK and Multimodal is an excellent event at which we can showcase our combined strengths."

Neil Hodgson, Managing Director of Fortec, said: "This is an exciting development for our network, showing just what the advantages are of belonging to one of the world’s leading logistics groups.

"Our members, who are all independent transport operators, can be depended upon to play a vital part in Geodis’ logistics network."

Multimodal 2011 is being held at the NEC from the 5-7 April.

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