ALI, Astre LTL International, is the first European network for partial load shipments.
Based on 17 cross docking hubs distributed in Europe, Astre partners can consign their shipments on hubs in order to be distributed all over Europe by other Astre members.
It means a 100% collaborative network that allows Astre partners to adapt their own services to the market neededs.
Every ALI-Astre members use the same IT software, astre Connect, wich supports the activities and guarantees a high quality distribution level.
Two of these hubs are placed in Spain, in Guipúzcoa (Bildutruck) and Guadalajara (Sealog) , also two hubs placed in Portugal, in the areas of Lisbon (TMS) and Oporto (Torrestir).
Sealog is committed to developing its business as a specialized supplier of transport services in Morocco. The company, which has been carrying out this service between France and Spain since 2002, started its activity in North Africa in 2015, creating a new strategic line of work.
The company has a renewed fleet of more than 100 vehicles, and its traditional tarpaulin traffic has recently incorporated 20 new frigos equipped with the latest technologies.
In order to achieve its goal of "conquering" the Moroccan market, the supplier has opened two delegations, one in the Moroccan city of Tangiers and another in Stuttgart, Germany, to strengthen its position in Europe.
Its integration into Astre group, an alliance with freight companies at European level, combined with the commitment to the combined use of maritime and land transport carried out by the supplier through agreements with shipping companies and railway operators, favoring the Multi-modal.
From the company point out that "transport companies are requested to reinvent their business model, if they want to compete on equal terms with the big operators. They have to opt for new developments that allow them to grow and take advantage of the competitive advantages offered by these new markets. "
More information about the company: www.sealog.es
Rodrigues & Santiago becomes new Astre Member from January 2017.
The Company, placed in Eiras (Coimbra) - Portugal is focused into national and international road transport.
Astre Group welcomes Rodrigues & Santiago.
Last October 2016 the XXIV Astre congress took place in Moscow - Russia.
During 5 working days, more than 400 members had opportunity to participate in conferences and programme Committees in order to create the future network strategy.
Transportes Busto has transformed five trucks of its fleet, in Dual-Fuel vehicles that will be driven by Natural Gas Vehicle (CNG).
The transport company, pioneer in multimodal transport with the use of ro-ro lines in the Atlantic since 1978, has opted for this system to significantly reduce both the costs and the carbon footprint and NOx emissions, which are Reduce by 80% compared to diesel.
This investment is a long-term commitment to improving customer support, reducing costs associated with fuel and significantly boosting the company's competitiveness.
More information about this company: www.transbusto.es
Transpais intermodal has demanded to the Tarragona´s port the license to increase their activities over 16.000 sqm at Pineda Area, in order to create a new container depot.
These new facilities allows TRANSPAIS to develope their multimodal services in order to offer a complete supply chain solution to their customers and partners.
The Company , Astre member from 2005, has currently container depots at Tarragona, Barcelona a Valencia Ports. It means they can offer Stock solutions all over the most important mediterranean industrial areas in Spain.
Onsella Global Services (OGX) is focused into international transport , and offers a large range of services as road transport, overseas, airfreight , customs clearance and logistic services (stock, picking, etc…).
50 trucks and 1.000 m2 facilities in Zaragoza allows OGX to become an strategic Astre partner in Spain.
BY the other hand, join Astre group is a good chance for OGX to develope europaen Astre Palateystem services.
Aditional info about this Company: www.onsella.com
Aunditrans, Astre partner who already offers tailored solutions for pharma logistics, invests now half million euro buying 11 new adapted temperature control vehicles.
The Company , part of Disayt Group, is fully adapted to Pharma requirements (vehicles and logistics facilities under temperature control 2º-8º and 10º-25º, services adapted to European pharma legislation, etc.. ) and is able to cover the complete supply chain management.
Torrestir group becomes the biggest partner in Astre network.
More than 1.500 employees, 1.000 trucks and 80.000 sqm of logistic facilities in Portugal, Spain, Germany, Angola and Mozambique allows Torrestir to offer a large range of services, not only road transport, but overseas and specialized branches ( fashion, pharma, etc...).
Luis Torres, Torrestir CEO: "join Astre group is a succesful and strategic opportunity to develope our businnes together with the rest of Astre members".
Further info about this company: www.torrestir.com
The Company provides complete range of services to Fashion market.
Placed at Mataro (Spain) and Santo Tirso (Portugal) , they offer a 24 hrs. Road groupage service between both countries, aswell as logistic & distribution services.
Astre welcomes TCN group.
Further info about this Company: www.gruptcn.com
Transportes H.Barreira becomes new Astre Member from March 2016.
The Company, placed in Naclares de la Oca and focused into national and international road transport , has 85 own trucks and 14.000 m2 facilities ( 1.500 m2 for logistic purposes ).
aditional info about this Company: www.hbarreira.com
Astre Iberica welcomes Transportes H.Barreira.
Astre Peninsula Iberica has signed an agreement with LUCY´S TIRE for the “advance” tires supply all over Spain & Portugal.
This contrat provides Astre Companies not only with special tire prices, but also with the posibility to get grouped purchase in order to reduce the final product cost.
This agreementt is further confirmation of Astre Iberica´s position as the outright transport association reference in Spain & Portugal.
On the 13 th november 2015 the second Astre Iberica´s transport manager meeting took place in Madrid.
During this meeting the association wanted to work into the daily management of associated SMEs, and by other hand, members had oportunity to share knowhow and talk about mutual logistic requirements and problems.
"These meetings allow us to meet closely other road transport managers into the same group, and remind us that we are involved in ASTRE, so we can support each other to face our concurrence with the security offered by the network of partners, "said Maite López, transport manager of Aunditrans.
At the meeting was also present Mr. Philippe Rouzin (Director of ASTRE - Pallet System) and Guillaume Ferragne, (Director of regional managers Astre Cooperative), which said that “these kind of meetings allow the traffic managers, without being conditioned by the management of their own companies, to learn more about the group, about the services offered by the rest of companies, and open their minds to cooperate closely with the rest of Astre partners. Thanks to these relations, internal transport exchanges have been increased over the past year. "
“At the end of the day we feel involved into the Astre working philosophy and enlarge our logistic point of view, that means positive economical and professional results for each one” said Mr.Fabien Cordazzo, Logistic Manager of Sealog.
Suppported by the Galician Transport Federation (FEGATRAMER) Last Friday 20 November took place in the city of Vigo the VII Annual regional transport event.
Four galician road transport managers has been honored at this seventh edition , included Mr. Raul Busto Valcarcel, founder and president of Transport Raul Busto Valcarcel SA, Vigo (Pontevedra), member of ASTRE IBERICA.
In the figures of these business men has been achieved not only success, but also their professional aproach to the practice of transport, their honesty, their initiative and their contribution to Galician transport industry.
The Regional Minister of Infrastructures and Vivenda , the Director of Mobilidade of Xunta de Galicia, and the President of the Spanish Road Transport Confederation (Conetrans-Cetm) were present at this event.
Astre Peninsula Iberica has signed a new agreement with Vodafone in order to develope and expand their actual business relationship from 2008.
This new partnership a allows Astre Iberica to reduce costs till 50 % in comparison with other telecom Companies.
Vodafone has created exclusive offers for the association members, according to their own characteristics and needs.
It also offers a tailor made services such as short dialing for quick identification of partners, allocation of specific points Vodafone and personal attention to each carrier.
By the other hand this strategic alliance enables Vodafone to increase their market share, specially on M2M Fleet Tracking solutions.
Astre Peninsula Iberica has signed an agreement with Norpetrol for the fuel supply all over spanish Norpetrol gas stations.
This contrat provides Astre Companies not only with special fuel prices, but also with other services provided by Norpetrol, as VAT recovering, bonus, secured parking, fuel home dliveries, etc..
This agreementt is further confirmation of Astre Iberica´s position as the outright transport association reference in Spain & Portugal, and open the door for future supply agreements.
Profiting the large number of ASTRE trucks running by the european highways, ASTRE launches its mobile marketing campaign "we connect Europe".
Based in a direct message, the campaign is a summary of the strong points of the group: Total supply chain european coberture and the human factor of the association.
By the other hand, this marketing campaign approaches our corporative image not only to our customers and suppliers, but also to all the drivers who join us on the road.
At the 25th corporate anniversary, Allied Express Cargo SL moves to new facilities at Ind.Zone Las Atalayas - Alicante next 30th March.
Equiped with 12 docks for trucks & distribution vehicles and logistic space for more than 800 pallets on rack, allows Allied Express to increase their quality service level.
In 2010 the Company become a member of the ASTRE GROUP with the slogan “flexibility of the SME, the power of a large group” this allows to offer a global transport and logistics solution as well as domestic and international coverage.
Further info : www.allied-express.es
The Company was founded on 2.000 as an European road transport specialist, focused on industrial and automotive market, but also alimentary distribution services.
Astre member from 2013, and with a commercial office at Stuttgart, Sealog offers now a global logistic solution.
France, Italy and Germany are the main destinations covered.
Their 10.000 m2 facilities placed at Madrid area allows Sealog to provide a full coverage logistic services.
Transportes Genebrando Castro was founded in 1973 as an international road transport specialist, with 27 own trucks and 18 freighted ones.
From 2012 the Company has their own branch in Bulgary, and from 1 st November 2014 is in the way to open a new facilities in Barcelone.
Now Astre Group welcomes Genebrando Castro as new Astre member.
He will replace Francisco Navarro, CEO of Barcelona-based Navarro Logistica, who was responsible of the Group's activities in Spain and Portugal during the last five years.
Transportes João Pires joined Astre on 2007. Placed in Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal, has a 20,000m2 logistic park with a fleet of 200 tautliners, 170 trucks and six vans.
The Group is delighted to welcome our new director, flying the flag for Portugal, who has the challenge to develope their activities in Spain and Portugal during the next years.
New strategy 2015-2017 has been stablished on last Astre Iberica meeting dated 15th May.
Astre members work together in order to develope commercial common activities, global marketing, new direct partnerships and services.