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Helmond, 22 June 2012

Vos Logistics Helmond gains Authorised Economic Operator status

• Two Vos Logistics locations now have AEO status
• New logistics centre, Vos Logistics Roosendaal, to follow

Vos Logistics Helmond, one of Vos Logistics' public/shared warehouses, has been officially certified as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO). The Dutch Customs authority has presented the company with a combined customs simplification and security and safety certificate. It has thus recognised Vos Logistics Helmond as a secure, safe and reliable international logistics partner. Vos Logistics Helmond is a specialist in Contract Logistics and International Freight Forwarding.

The logistics centre in Roosendaal (currently under construction) will be the next location to seek AEO certification. The location will come into operation in November this year. With its AEO certificate, Vos Logistics Helmond can respond faster and better to international trade, in which customs procedures play a critical role. 

Security, safety and quality assurances for customers
The growing international concern for security and safety is leading to stricter rules on the import and export of goods in the logistics chain. Vos Logistics Helmond has made substantial investments in these areas. AEO status for customs simplification and security and safety offers many benefits to international traders. With fewer physical and administrative checks, customs procedures can be completed more quickly, resulting in more efficient and simpler administrative procedures and a better service to customers. The AEO certificate is recognised by all member states of the European Union.

Vos Logistics Helmond: focus on Contract Logistics and International Freight Forwarding
Vos Logistics offers logistics solutions in the fields of land transport, ocean shipping and airfreight, warehousing, Value Added Logistics and customs formalities. The company has a dense distribution network for both delivery and collection in the Benelux. With a surface area of 30,500 m2 and 55,000 pallet places, it has sufficient capacity to perform Contract Logistics for multiple customers. All activities are conducted and recorded in the WMS system by means of Radio Frequency (RF) scanning. Vos Logistics Helmond works with its customers in accordance with Lean Six Sigma; a tried and tested method that is applied throughout the world to produce demonstrable and sustainable improvements in business processes.

The Helmond logistics centre is also an important hub in Vos Logistics' European groupage network. 

For more information:

Toine van Gils, Contract Logistics Director, Vos Logistics
T: +31 (0)412 699 500 




Vos Logistics is an independent European logistics service provider, delivering a wide range of transport and customer specific logistics services. With a network of almost 30 group-owned locations, Vos Logistics is active throughout Europe and in the bulk and volume transport markets ranks among the largest road hauliers in Europe. With 1,900 employees, the company operates a modern fleet of 1,200 Euro IV and V vehicles, 2,500 loading units and 125,000 m2 of storage space. Within Logistics Services customer-specific logistics solutions are offered: from forwarding, warehousing and value added services and distribution to full supply chain solutions in which Vos Logistics assumes the management of its customers' goods flows in full or in part. The strength of the company lies in its combination of a Europe wide network, advanced IT systems and focus on quality and service.