Starting May 1st, the joint venture under the name of “MMAS Eurasia Logistics GmbH” will offer regular line traffic to Iran and the Maghreb region.
The company is headquartered at Gersthofen in the Augsburg administrative district. With the joint venture, Militzer & Münch and Andreas Schmid Logistik both add numerous additional destinations to their regular road service networks. Plans are to establish several departures per week from Gersthofen to Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Iran.
“The joint venture with Andreas Schmid Logistik allows us to offer our customers additional transport capacities from Germany to Iran and the Maghreb region”, said Dr. Lothar Thoma, CEO M&M Militzer & Münch International Holding AG. “It complements our long standing collaboration with CargoLine, the groupage cooperation. We use the CargoLine network especially for international transports from and to Germany and Western Europe.”
With the joint venture, Andreas Schmid Logistik, the regional market leader in national truck traffic, is expanding its international network. The forwarding and logistics services company is convinced of the potential of the joint venture. “With a tight-knit local network, we can offer our customers excellent service in Iran and the Maghreb states”, said Gianluca Crestani, Member of the Board of Directors, Andreas Schmid Logistik. “Iran is opening up great prospects for German companies; offering perfect local logistics, we can additionally enhance them.”
Well positioned in Iran
In Iran, Militzer & Münch offers nationwide distribution, which Andreas Schmid Logistik is going to benefit from, too. Via Militzer & Münch‘s local sister company, the PTB Group, both partners have access to 15 depots and extensive warehousing space, among others in Bandar Abbas. This presence will also enable the partners to benefit from the rising automotive production in the region; both Renault-Nissan and PSA have made considerable investments there and Iran already has an established auto industry.
Regular transports to the Maghreb region
Both companies are registering increasing transport demand, not only for Iran, but also for Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. “Especially for the automotive and textile industries, the Maghreb is a major trade partner”, said Dr. Lothar Thoma. “The joint venture gives us the optimal position to meet the increasing demand with a comprehensive range of services. We offer door-to-door transport solutions to Iran and the Maghreb states including customs clearance and warehousing from a single source.”
Pictured above, left to right: Herbert Robel (director, Andreas Schmid Logistik), Tom Rosman (managing director, Militzer & Münch), Alfred Kolb (owner and chairman, Andreas Schmid Logistik), Dr Lothar Thoma (CEO, Militzer & Münch) and Gianluca Crestani (director, Andreas Schmid Logistik).