Pioneers in European Logistics
Founded in 2005 by logistics entrepreneurs Jeff Duval and Alain Jestin, Efret was launched believing in a pioneering model that placed people at the heart of the operation. Equipping the team with the very latest technology enabled them to focus on the creation of cost effective, innovative transport solutions. The business expanded quickly by delivering consistently reliable performance which in turn enhanced client relationships and led to organic growth. Efret continues to thrive by staying ahead of the evolving challenges of the complex logistics industry.
Individual team member empowerment and state-of-the-art technology is critical to Efret’s continued success. Operational control remains firmly in their committed hands and customer communication and information remains precise and transparent.
Our European identity and the common values shared by our internal and external partners, are an integral part of Efret’s DNA. Today we operate in 27 European countries and North Africa.
In 2021, Efret entered into a joint venture partnership with the Uniserve Group which has led to a new era of collaboration opportunities.
Efret are at the forefront of European logistics with our own fleet, complemented by our Alliance carrier network, that delivers full trailer and container loads across the UK and Europe. In addition, we provide multimodal services, utilising a combination of land, sea and waterways, and time critical worldwide airfreight solutions.
The operations centre is located at Bournemouth International Airport on the south coast of the UK with a satellite office in Paris, but we also have representation at strategic hubs across Europe and North Africa.
As a response to Britain’s departure from the EU, we have also established a dedicated in-house customs brokerage service to enable smooth passage through formalities for our customers time sensitive freight.
Efret has earned the trust of its diverse client base by offering pioneering and innovative solutions, putting operational excellence, but most importantly investment in people and effective communication, at the heart of its services.
Efret’s team has now expanded to thirty-five experienced freight specialists, most of whom are multilingual with ten nationalities represented.
After years of experience, Efret’s organisational structure is designed to support different commercial sectors with specialist operators to manage those accounts.
This approach has proved to be very effective as the teams become very familiar with the specific demands of that industry. Some of our key clients by sector include:
Automotive: Michelin, Saint-Gobain, Bridgestone, Nokian Tyres, AGC
Ecommerce: Amazon, NPSG Global, Schumacher,
Industrial & FMCG: Kimberley-Clark, Carousel, Advachem, Deceuninck, Essity
Why Choose Us
- Personal touch from a highly experienced multi-lingual team
- Experts in European, cross border full trailer and container loads
- Specialists at time sensitive, critical deliveries
- Operation underpinned by best-in-class software and technology
- 24/7 vehicle tracking with full client visibility
- Vital supply chain partners for some of the world’s leading brands
- Bespoke multimodal solutions to support customers decarbonisation and cost saving objectives
- Dedicated in-house customs brokerage