Militzer & Münch (M&M), a forwarding agent and customs representative, is one of the new exhibitors at this second edition of Euro Supply Chain. The first participation of this German-based mid-sized company (2,300 employees worldwide, annual sales of around 600 million euros) is in line with its recently strengthened regional presence in eastern France. In 2019, its French subsidiary Militzer & Münch France opened a branch in Wittelsheim, near Mulhouse, to handle customer relations in this part of France. "We already had a commercial presence in the region, but this physical location accentuates our presence in this territory, which is an excellent crossroads to Germany and has a rich network of shippers. Taking part in Euro Supply Chain gives us a great opportunity to raise our profile," says Arnaud Jugan, Sales Director at M & M France.
In the vast world in which it operates, the 310-strong French subsidiary, with ten branches, has on the one hand concentrated on the transport of dry goods - using some 350 trailers - and on the other, has "opted for specializations, with the aim of cultivating a few strong areas of expertise", explains Arnaud Jugan. There are five such specialties. The main one is the organization of shipments to North Africa and Turkey. It accounts for around two-thirds of sales in France, which totalled 122 million euros last year. "We provide truck consolidation services in conjunction with our subsidiaries in these countries, to the port of Marseille for flows to Algeria and Tunisia, to the port of Algeciras for Morocco, and by road or to the port of Sète for Turkey, as well as a container service (LCL/FCL) with Algeria", describes Arnaud Jugan.