Freight forwarding and logistics company NTEX continues along the road of expansion by acquiring Scanroad Sweden and Scanroad France. These are the company’s eighth and ninth acquisitions since 2017.
From 1 June 2021, transport and freight forwarding companies Scanroad Sweden and Scanroad France are part of NTEX, one of Sweden’s largest private freight forwarding and logistics company. These acquisitions give NTEX strategically important market shares in both France and Belgium, and with local representation the company can now offer customers an even more efficient and broader range of services.
“Scanroad is a company with a good reputation and well-established contacts. I am very pleased to welcome them into the NTEX family, which has now become one of the largest Swedish freight forwarding companies on the French and Belgian market,” says Thomas Ström, NTEX founder and CEO.
Scanroad offers road transportations, intermodal transport services, SECU traffic, terminal handling and warehousing. Following the acquisition, Thomas Ström will be taking over as CEO of Scanroad Sweden, and Joseph Chérian will continue his work in the company, stationed in France, to expand traffic to Scandinavia. Franz Durot will continue as CEO of the subsidiary, Scanroad France, which will be changing its name to NTEX.
Scanroad Sweden was founded in Gothenburg in 1996 and has since then mainly focused on transportation between the Nordic countries, Belgium and France. The Swedish company currently has 12 employees and a turnover of approximately SEK 150 million. The French company has a turnover of approximately SEK 75 million and is seated in Lille, a city in northern France, close to the Belgian border. In total, the office and terminal in Lille currently has 16 employees, including drivers. Scanroad France also has five tractor units of their own.