Supply chain solutions provider Forto opens Warsaw office
Forto, a provider of digitized freight forwarding and supply chain solutions, has announced a further expansion into Eastern-European markets with a new office based in Warsaw, Poland.
In its announcement regarding the new office, Forto referred to the important ports in Gdansk, Gdynia, and Szczecin, as well as the international airports in Warsaw, Katowice and Gdańsk. The company believes the location of its new office forms an important logistics network and offers fast access to all leading markets in Europe: Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the UK.
Forto has also taken its first steps in Poland with the appointment of Pawel Skwarlo as Director of Poland. Skwarlo joins the company after serving as Air Freight Director for Warsaw-based OMIDA Sea and Air S.A.
While at OMIDA, Skwarlo opened a branch focused on Air Freight building up the business and team from the ground up. With more than than 20 years of experience in transport and logistics, Skwarlo held a variety of Ocean/Sea Freight product and trade lane management roles for providers such as UTi Worldwide Inc. and DB Schenker Sp.
Commenting on the recruitment of Skwarlo, Michael Wax, Forto Co-Founder and CEO, said:
“Pawel’s experience working with customers and building partner relationships in the local market is just what we need to expand our presence and provide digitally-driven logistics to customers in the region. It’s exciting to have someone with Pawel’s knowledge and track record on board.”
Skwarlo himself added:
“Poland is currently experiencing an exciting momentum, especially in logistics. We have a lot to do when it comes to simplifying processes – especially in digitalisation. Forto brings exactly the right skillset with its offer. With our digital approach, we can bring new experiences to customers in Poland.” Forto teams in Poland include local customer account management, logistics operations, and technical engineers supported by Forto’s international network of logistics, operational, and technical teams around the world.
Later this year, Forto says it plans to further expand its footprint to customers in Belgium, Sweden and southern Europe.