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The road to success seems simple: For 33 years now, Transalkim Internationale Speditions GmbH has followed its customers to German and international destinations. As a specialist for transport and logistics solutions, the middle-sized company, headquartered in Schwieberdingen in the south of Germany, operates at locations in Germany and abroad in order to respond fast, flexibly and reliably to the requirements of its customers from trade, textiles and electronics.

Today, Transalkim perfectly masters the smooth flow of goods in the whole of Europe and provides customized logistics concepts through-out. “We started in Stuttgart in 1980 in cooperation with a partner in Istanbul and developed our land transport concept to Turkey. Later on, new subsidiaries in Hungary, the Netherlands and Romania start-ed to operate,” points out Managing Director Rainer Sandow.

Three years ago, Transalkim opened a new logistics center in Bucharest, which boasts 10,000 m² of high-rack warehouse facilities. Here, up to 38,000 small articles are stored, managed and commissioned for leading companies. “We followed large customers to Hungary and Romania, and set up terminals to meet their requirements. We now dispose of a storage and handling area of 40,000 m²,” stresses Mr. Sandow. “We do not use any of our own equipment for surface transports within Europe, but instead work with reliable freight forwarders on a contractual basis. The vehicles are arranged by Transalkim.”

While formerly the key focus was on transport to and from Turkey, the range of activities has broadened in recent years. “Today, we concentrate on Turkey, Eastern Europe, the Netherlands and the Iberian Peninsula. We are the right partner for land transport, procurement logistics, storage and distribution, supply chain management as well as corresponding IT solutions. When it comes to European land transport, we operate daily shipping lines between Germany and Southeastern Europe,” points out Mr. Sandow.

Today, the Western European market is widely saturated, but Transalkim still sees growth potential in the east. Here, one special focus is on textile logistics. For example, the company transports raw materials to production sites in Turkey and takes on the transport of textiles to Western Europe.

“For the textile industry, we deliver strong supply chain management solutions. This means that we supply raw materials to production sites and distribute finished goods via various distribution centers in Europe. These goods are commissioned, repackaged and labelled, and sent to the retailer, either in small packs, in large quantities or in box lorries as hanging goods,” states Mr. Sandow.

Transalkim offers regular daily services between its depots, falling back on a fleet of vehicles from partner companies. “The DIY segment has emerged as another business area. We supply large DIY stores in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania,” says Mr. Sandow.

In the coming years, Transalkim is going to continue its policy of following its customers to new locations. In some business segments, like land transports to Turkey, the company still experiences excellent growth rates. And it is determined to continue its success story.

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