The FedEx subsidiary chose Bari as its point of expansion in southern Italy because of rising export activity in the region, particularly from small and medium enterprises, said Renato Carrara, managing director and general manager of FedEx Express in Italy, in a written statement.
“With its station in Bari, FedEx Express is able to provide even better support to businesses of all sizes which want to access new markets, with improved connectivity to the rest of Europe, as well as countries further afield, such as China, the U.S. and Brazil,” Carrara added.
Meanwhile, the German stations have opened over the past four months in the nation’s North Rhine-Westphalia state.
“With the expansion in North Rhine-Westphalia, we want to boost both our proximity to customers and our flexibility,” said Carl Graham, managing director of operations at FedEx Express Central and Eastern Europe. “The country’s economic focus on exports in key industries such as chemicals, engineering and automotive means that it has to depend on reliable logistics service providers.”