ICTS Group Newsletter - February 2020
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  • LKW WALTER and ICTS successful together. 
  • Fast technical field solution for H.Essers
  • Codognotto Group and ICTS intensify cooperation. 
  • In the spotlight: TK Magistral E. 
  • New team member at ICTS Poland. 
  • CPI transportation index – forecast. 
  • Receive a free 2020 desk calendar!
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LKW WALTER and ICTS successful together. 

During their annual business review at LKW WALTER’s branch office in Kufstein, Austria, Helmut Eder, board member of WALTER GROUP Holding AG and Jan Coene, President & CEO of ICTS, agreed to extend their successful cooperation.

LKW WALTER plans more technical inspections of their fleet at ICTS’ Zeebrugge and Ghent locations in Belgium. The port of Gdańsk in Poland will also become an ICTS service point in order to keep LKW WALTER’s fleet up and running.

With over 1,700 employees and more than 1,450,000 full truck loads (FTL) per year, LKW WALTER is a leading transport organisation for European full truck loads. The company was established in 1924 and is a 100% family-owned Austrian business with a turnover of € 2.08 billion for the financial year 2018/2019.

For more information about the company, visit
From left to right:
Jan Coene, ICTS
Helmut Eder, WALTER GROUP Holding AG

Fast technical field solution for H.Essers.

ICTS was contacted by H.Essers, one of Europe's leading suppliers of transport and logistics for sectors such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure and parts. The firm needed assistance with a problem on the TIR seal of curtainsider buckles, resulting in a trailer being held by customs at Schiphol airport.

Following technical discussions and communication with H.Essers, ICTS immediately deployed two technicians who managed to restore the security of the buckles around the trailer on the spot using blind rivets. The trailer was then able to continue on its way.

After seeing the technically smart solution, H.Essers decided that it would in future modify the rest of its own trailers in the same way. First-class execution by ICTS field services!

For more information about ICTS' field services, visit

Codognotto Group and ICTS intensify cooperation. 

On Tuesday December 17, Edoardo Codognotto, Codognotto Group Workshop Manager, and Jan Coene, ICTS Group President & CEO, agreed to intensify their cooperation in the intermodal services managed by Codognotto Group in UK, Italy and Poland. The two companies share a common vision for profitable growth.

Codognotto considers ICTS’ technical experience and resources to be of strategic relevance in order to support its growth. The logistics group has more than 1,000 trailers travelling intermodally through Europe. Zero defect by means of preventive maintenance is the common goal.
From left to right:
Jan Coene, ICTS
Edoardo Codognotto, Codognotto Group
The Codognotto Group is a global logistics provider with 1000 professionals and 50 offices located in more than 20 countries. It offers logistics services, FTL/LTL transport, air&ocean and distribution. Among the transport and logistics companies operating in the EU, Codognotto has shown a distinctive character in deploying intermodal solutions through the activation of ten different railway services in Europe in the last four years. It is also well known for its strong attitude towards innovation, being one of the main European drivers in this area.
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In the spotlight: TK Magistral E

Facts and figures
Company: TK Magistral E
Representative: Kirimov Vitaly Vasilyevich – Deputy General Director
Number of employees: 60 employees
Equipment: 30 units: 15 trucks, 10 owned trailers and 5 rental trailers. 
Work locations: 1 office, in Moscow.
“How can we best describe your core business?”
“The main focus of our activities is the transportation of groupage cargoes from Moscow to the major cities of the Urals, Siberia and the Far East, as well as container transportation from Moscow to the Far East: Khabarovsk, Vladivostok.”

“What is a unique aspect of your company?”
“Our company emphasises an individual approach to each client, meaning there is no hard and fast way of doing things. Each client has the opportunity to talk directly to the CEO, in addition to having contact with a personal manager. I think that one of our other big selling points is that our customers' groupage cargo is transported by the company's own vehicles.”

You have selected ICTS semi-trailers for rental. Why?
“At the moment, having a fleet of vehicles, we have a slight shortage of trailers, which means we need an additional number of trailers for development. Accordingly, we turned to ICTS, who helped us solve our problems and replenish our fleet.”

How would you describe the relationship between your organization and ICTS?
“We have been cooperating with ICTS for six months. During this time, we have developed a good partnership. Overall, I can say that the company's specialists respond promptly to our requests and help us solve technical issues related to the operation of semi-trailers. In general, I would describe the cooperation as positive and I am confident that we can further expand our business in the future.”

"What does 'good Fleet Management' mean to you?"
“Vehicles should always be in motion. We are therefore trying to minimize downtime to the point where we combine repair work with forced downtime. So we always aim to keep our potential fleet utilization as high as possible, which means about 95%.”

"What further objectives do you have and where will your company be in 10 years’ time?”
Our main goals are to attract even more customers, transport large volumes of goods and further expand our own fleet of vehicles. In 10 years' time, I would like to be providing foreign transport, to go international. Businesses should be seen at an international cross-border level in order to grow and maintain that sustainable growth for a healthy organization. That’s what our focus will be on in the near future."
Kirimov Vitaly Vasilyevich, TK Magistral E

New team member at ICTS Poland. 

ICTS Group has expanded its team in Poland with the addition of Piotr Matuszczak. Piotr is 40 years old, engaged and the proud father of an eighteen-month-old daughter. He was born in Poznań but has been living in Gdańsk for the past 4 years. Piotr has over 15 years of experience in the logistics and transport sector, where he got to know the trade routes of Europe ‘in the field’ as a professional driver. After that, he worked as an international freight forwarder and a car fleet supervisor. 

Since October 2019, Piotr has been on board with ICTS Sp. z.o.o., where he is taking care of both commercial and operational aspects of the company.

Contact Piotr for all your questions about ICTS’ trailer fleet in Poland at
Piotr Matuszczak, ICTS

CPI transportation index – forecast.

The CPI Transportation Index in the Euro area is estimated to stand at 108.43 in 12 months time. It is projected to trend around 111.49 points in 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts’ expectations.
Source: Eurostat

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