Freight Forwarders

Geodis restructures and creates four new business regions

Geodis has established four new regions as part of an overhaul of the company and says it has created a new organization that will serve its future ambitions.

This new organization the freight forwarder and logistics firm said aims at providing the Group’s clients easy and full access to its portfolio of intercontinental transportation, customs clearance, road freight transportation, warehousing and last mile distribution in each country of the world either through its own assets or selected partners.

Alongside the Group’s existing lines of business, four new regions have been established under one leadership responsible for the full Geodis service offer.

These are Western Europe, Middle East & Africa, Northern & Continental Europe, Americas and Asia Pacific.

In addition, the Group is enhancing two central departments: Business Development & Marketing with the mission to design and build end-to-end logistics solutions and Innovation & Business Excellence to embed innovative ideas in its business processes.

The board of management will be led by Geodis chief executive officer (CEO), Marie-Christine Lombard and chief financial officer, Amaury Valicon.

Western Europe, Middle East and Africa will be led by Laurent Parat, Northern and Central Europe by Thomas Kraus, Americas by Randy Tucker and Asia Pacific by Onno Boots.

Geodis said the lines of business remain the cornerstone of the Group’s “comprehensive expertise” and include contract logistics, distribution and express, freight forwarding, road transport and supply chain optimisation.

CEO Marie-Christine Lombard said: “We believe that this new organization will make it easier for our customers to access our services through a stronger local presence.  It will also offer more opportunities to develop end-to-end logistics solutions to optimise our clients’ supply chains.”