Since 2022, Europa Worldwide Group has invested more than £3 million increasing its European road freight sales network at its Europa Road division, which provides road freight services for import and export to and from Europe.
The new branch at the Spaces offices at Dublin Airport is located close to the main transport road into and out of Dublin. The site opens initially with a team of three, headed up by branch manager Elliott Watts, who successfully launched Europa’s new Cambridge branch in 2022.
Elliott said: “The opening of the new Dublin office marks a tremendously exciting milestone for Europa Road as a business, and I am thrilled to be heading up this new team.
“Having a local presence means that we will be able to support and advise Dublin’s businesses with import and export services, specifically on our pan-European daily routes.”
The global operator has ambitious plans for continued investment, despite the economic situation, and believes improving logistics capacity and capabilities for a growing number of local businesses will help them navigate a changing marketplace.
This is the first time Europa has expanded into Ireland and the team chose the location after a substantial amount of research into areas of the country with growth potential – specifically those with businesses that export to Europe. Europa Road’s closest site is in Belfast.
Ireland has become an attractive location for logistics investment due to its increased transaction volumes and enhanced liquidity. The country also offers increased connectivity within Europe, the UK and the US, which is one of many considerations driving foreign investment in Dublin.