The Hellmann team of the first own air and sea freight branch in France (Villepinte)
The Hellmann team of the first own air and sea freight branch in France (Villepinte)

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics launches own branch in France

As of September 2019, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics opened its first own air and sea freight branch in France. With this groundbreaking investment, Hellmann is closing a gap in its own European network and further expanding its global product range.

The new French branch is located in Villepinte, close to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, from where Hellmann’s network in France will be expanded further with the opening of additional branches to strengthen the company’s French market position in the future. With the creation  of a new legal entity in France, Hellmann is now also independently represented in one of the largest markets in Europe, offering consistent quality standards in their supply chain across multiple countries. The focus will be on serving existing multinational customers who are already working with Hellmann in other parts of the world and have expressed the need for a branch in France. In the midterm, the new company will also increasingly serve local customers in the French SME sector. 

“In recent years, the air and sea freight business has continuously improved in Europe and we now have the necessary independence to actively drive growth. Establishing our own Hellmann network in France is an important building block in our global and European growth strategy, especially considering our ongoing expansion of the hub/ gateway systems in our LCL product segment,“ says Reiner Heiken, CEO Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. 

“The potential is enormous in France as we can now connect our major strategic customers, who are already served by global teams across the globe, perfectly with the worldwide Hellmann network,“ adds Jens Tarnowski, CEO Region Europe Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. 

The decision to establish Hellmann´s own legal entity in France comes at the conclusion of a long partnership with Heppner in air and sea freight. It gives both Hellmann and Heppner the opportunity to develop strategically in a changing market environment and expand their individual service offerings. The successful cooperation between Hellmann and Heppner in the field of land transport between Germany and France as well as in the joint management of a logistics location near Paris remain unchanged going forward.