It was the moment
of truth as EMO Trans Annual Global Meeting
opened for business in Cologne, Germany.
Faced with several
challenges as outlined by company Chairman Jo
Frigger, who reported solid results for his
independent company that is growing exponentially
worldwide against some uncertainty as global
trade restrictions deepen.
From every indication,
EMO Trans is a company on the rise as it rapidly
expands its offering with new partners coming
on board as the constant.
Under the aggressive
plan of company President Marco Rohrer, (right)
EMO has grown continuously during the past years
Marco opened the
session underscoring the company outlook.
“It is our
aim to continue to build a strong international
network with special attention to supporting
local activities in every case,” Marco
Chairman Jo Frigger
reported, “After 60 years this work in
logistics remains exciting and challenging to
a risk being in this business too long. It can
be avoided by not getting stuck in the past.
Rapid development and changes in technology
have taken place but always remember, we are
a service industry, what we do is move goods.
our customers with good service is our ultimate
mission and that will never change.
continue to grow organically by self-financing
offices in Taiwan and Vietnam are examples of
EMO Trans’ measured and carefully considered
plan for future growth.
are small with inspired leadership and potential
for expansion and, today as part of the EMO
offering bring great possibilities and promise.”
Life Well Lived
Managing Director EMO Trans Germany noted that
EMO Trans began its life more than 50 years
ago in Germany.
Stefan was upbeat,
welcoming the room, declaring among other things
that Germany leads the world in logistics.
are signs that German logistics is reaching
capacity with some restraints due to infrastructure.
demands, especially highway travel no longer
offer the high speed opportunities that we have
is not much better, also reaching close to capacity.
that improvements, already underway or planned,
will meet future demand is an open question.
always had the means to deal with challenges.
No doubt, solutions will have to be found.
to fill positions up and down the line in logistics,
especially in middle management with qualified,
trained people is a primary need right now.
recruiting is also underway but as business
expands internationally, the skill set required
to manage shipments needs constant upgrading
with much more emphasis placed on educating
our next generation of logisticians.
and educating logistics staff is our primary
challenge moving ahead.
in a difficult environment but our team at EMO
Trans continues to advance.
is to take business from our competitors and
build our business and do it better,”
Stefan Ritter declared.
Tran Nguyen Hung, Director of EMO Trans Vietnam,
a 40-year logistics industry veteran, pictured
here with Managing Director Mr. Pham Quoc Dung (in light shirt), delivered some comments
with the ease and grace of a true professional
declaring that the EMO head office in Ho Chi
Minh City is now in operation with locations
near customs at the airport and in downtown.
offices are located in Hanoi, and Da Nang.
today is a country of more than 96 million people
with 11 million alone living and working in
Ho Chi Minh City.
report GDP of 6.6% when final numbers are reported
for 2018,” Mr. Hung said.
imports mostly from China with exports in major
movement volumes to USA and Europe.
will need major infrastructure investment moving
a spirited dedicated nation with a clear vision
and great confidence in the future.”
is a very special day in the Chinese culture,”
said Vincent Y.S. Ong, Managing Director EMO
Trans Taiwan in his opening remarks, as a second
new member of the EMO Trans global family went
up front and personal at EMO Trans Global Meeting
Ninth Festival,” Mr. Ong said,”
observed on the ninth day of the ninth month
in the Chinese calendar, is a traditional holiday,
mentioned in writing since before the East Han
period. I wish all of your greetings on this
special day and am honored to be here as part
of the EMO Trans family.”
National Express has been in business for over
30 years,” declared Mr. Ong.
“Our joint venture
EMO Taiwan just began August 3rd this year,
an auspicious day as it is the birthdate of
the Fortune God.
bringing our offering forward in air and sea
with a varied menu of specialty services including
cold chain service products and more.”
offer ocean, air and 3PL services,” declared
Roberto Consigliere, business development manager,
EMO Trans Peru, as yet another member to the
global EMO Trans offering presented a country
view in Cologne. (pictured here with Managing
Director Benjamin Granadino (left in photo).
pointed to his country having completed a huge
list of free trade agreements worldwide directed
at “Opening Peru to the World.”
approaching our customers and partners with
individual development plans to accelerate business.
hired new staff deepening our customer sales
and service offering.
from the Boiler Room
Richardson, (left) Executive IT Director
EMO Trans and Randy Reichel, (right) Managing Director IT, EMO Trans Germany went
front and center offering a techno glimpse of
a work in progress as EMO Trans is hard on the
trail of developing information technologies
to meet and eventually exceed the challenge.
have track and trace but with Oracle we are
advancing development of an industry standard
IT system for the future.
staff worldwide offering 24/7 support to our
partners while continually updating our offering
with our abilities and technologies improving
daily, was the message here.
our EMO Quick Track, modeled after existing
software is offering visibility and global access
to the tracking of shipments.
already working on the next modules which add
the ability to include information on shipments,
vessels and details of various shipping bills.
are pre-shipment, during shipment, customer
references and complete shipment documents features
that will automatically load into our digital
information base by shipment."