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UK and mainland Europe: two markets, two supply chains

It’s time to talk. Do you have a strong market in both the UK as on mainland Europe? Then this is the moment to review and renew your supply chain. To do this successfully we should talk and cooperate with one another. Help each other be Brexit proof by creating the most effective supply chain to and from both the UK market as the market on the European mainland. Brexit is a challenge, but also a great opportunity!

Talk, talk, talk
After Brexit, your market in the UK and on the European mainland will be two separate markets. Two markets mean two separate supply chains. And whether you just have to review your current supply chain or know you have to set up a whole new supply chain, it takes time to find the right partner. So, when you haven’t already, you should broaden your horizon and talk, talk, talk. Brexit is the opportunity to look for new partnerships to create the most effective supply chain and thus strengthen your business. So that after Brexit your business doesn’t only maintain strong but will even grow!

Good news: finding a partner for your European supply chain that is a cultural match language wise, doesn’t stop at the border of the UK! Just across the pond lies the gateway to Europe: The Netherlands. Only approximately 192 miles long and 130 miles wide The Netherlands is also known as ‘the village of Europe’*. Where distance is relative, everybody knows each other, and the lines of communication are short (even abroad with the average Dutch speaking three to four languages!).

Most of Europe within 24 hours reach
Most European destinations can be reached within 24 hours! Thanks to the most connected airport Amsterdam-Schiphol and large sea ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Which are supported by a great infrastructure on water, by road and rail, with an excellent connection to the hinterland. Doing business abroad has never been more effective or easier. The uniquely organized logistics sector provides you the gateway to Europe. Whether it’s for petrochemical or e-commerce, need help with warehousing, want a legal representative or are looking for a developer. On a surface of only 26413.247 square miles we have it all.

New opportunities to European mainland
May 13-14 the HIDC has organized a logistic roadshow with the theme ‘Create the most effective supply chain and let’s grow your business!’ to Manchester and Hull, including surrounding areas. Together with our members plus logistic service providers, tax and legal facilitators and consultants we will be visiting manufactures and shipping companies. Goal: to find potential new partners to collaborate and thus create more effective supply chains. Want to meet up when we are in the UK and discuss the possibilities for an effective supply chain to your European market? Send an email to Jochem Sanders.

Gateway to Europe’s mainland
Brexit gives you the great opportunity to review your supply chain. Which is always a good thing. But don’t just talk, take action! Broaden your horizon, find better partners and get your most effective supply chain to Europe’s mainland. The Netherlands is your gateway.

*Quote by Bart Banning, sector banker Transport & Logistics at ABN Amro

March 18th 2019

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Jochem Sanders

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