We are architects of rail-based and alternative transports solutions, all over Europe and beyond. We have a strong focus on bulk. We bring fresh, intelligent and safe concepts. We simplify the work of our clients as a unique entry point. We act in a personal and in a proactive way.
Become the gateway offering the best sustainable and green logistics with focus on bulk and other mass transport. We imagine bringing to our clients the most value out of the multiple possibilities offered by the rail freight world and beyond. Our ambition is to combine flows, modes and partners in order to increase the profitability for our clients.
THE FORWARDIS WAY OF LIFE
In the context of information architecture,information is separate from both knowledge and data, and lies nebulously between them.
User experience design includes elements of interaction design, visual design, information architecture, user research, and other disciplines, and is concerned with all facts of the overall experience delivered to users. Following is a short analysis of its constituent parts. Graphic treatment of interface elements is often perceived as the visual design.
We respect rigorous processes and strong commitments. These are reflected in the various certifications that we are constantly renewing with success.
The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) is Europe’s leading business network and knowledge exchange hub for the global petrochemical community.
As real railway SMEs, the objective of the OFPs is to provide local solutions to territorial or port railway needs Lobbying to promote rail solutions to the authorities.
The Pro-Rail Alliance is a non-profit interest organisation for the promotion and improvement of rail transport. The alliance of civil society and the rail industry unites more than 200 companies and associations with a total of more than 2.5 million individual members.
ECTA gathers European Land Transport Companies with the aim to improve the standards of efficiency, safety and quality as well as the environmental and social impact of the transport and logistics of chemical goods in Europe.
The IBS Association was founded in 1996 as an organization of rail forwarding companies and is currently being designed by approximately 60 member companies from 16 countries. At present, the focus of IBS is on the development of a product for the renewal of wagonload traffic, the development of required terminals and the support of digitization.
Agro Paris Bourse is an association made up of the entire French and European grain industry. Its role is to facilitate interaction, dialogue and information exchange between the various leading players in the grain sector (cereals, oilseeds and their derivatives), which it wishes to bring together by organising regular professional meetings.
FORWARDIS, a subsidiary of Rail Logistics Europe and SNCF, is the merger of five historical rail freight transport entities: Ecorail, Ermechem, Ermefret, SNCF Deutschland, SNCF United-Kingdom.
CREATION OF FORWARDIS
Forwardis was born in 2016 from the fusion of five sister companies. Their union within FORWARDIS allows us to respond to the increasingly international needs of our clients, to seek synergies and mutualization in order to optimize operational and economic performance, while maintaining linguistic and geographic proximity… throughout the continent.
LAUNCH OF THE FORWARDNET NETWORK
2017 is the year of the creation of FORWARDNET: a new rail network for single wagons with an end-to-end implementation commitment between French stations and the Rhur, Scandinavia, Eastern Germany, Poland as well as South-Eastern Europe regions. For our customers, this means an end-to-end track & trace offer – as well as automatic and personalized information, the possibility to book slots for their wagons on our trains and in our warehouses, monthly quality reports on their loads and a continuous quality improvement plan.
NEW PRESIDENCY AT FORWARDIS FRANCE
In August 2019, Sebastien Vacher succeeded Nicolas Giraud as President of Forwardis France. The Presidency of Forwardis Germany remains unchanged: the two CEOs are Aleksandra Rohricht and Philippe Golder since 2016.
LAUNCH OF A CSR POLICY
Since 2021, all our employees are regularly sensitized and trained on safety and environmental issues. As a subsidiary of the SNCF Group, FORWARDIS applies all the rules of Social and Environmental Responsibility (SER) of the Group, and the regulations in force in all countries where we work. Thanks to the choice of rail transport of goods, FORWARDIS' offer is firmly in line with the sustainable development strategy of its customers and partners.
GREAT PLACE TO WORK
Each year, the Best Workplaces Awards distinguish the best companies/organisations where it is good to work at. The certification is the reflection of a positive and authentic company culture… and the result of the road travelled. The Great Place to Work certification has been extended until January 2024.
A NEW WEBSITE FOR FORWARDIS
In 2023, the Forwardis website is getting a new look! The new site has been designed to be faster than ever, easier to navigate, more secure and more user-friendly. We welcome visitors with content that focuses on the excellence of our practice and our team. Our current and potential clients will find up-to-date and detailed information about our international team and the services we offer.
AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK
FORWARDIS has three offices in France and Germany, bringing together our team of nearly 100 employees to serve our customers throughout Europe, as far as Asia.
Come and visit the french operations center located in Levallois-Perret near Paris, at 102-116 Rue Victor Hugo.
Just a stone’s throw from the famous Check Point Charlie, our team is waiting for you on the 3rd floor of Charlottenstraße 16, 10117 Berlin.
In Frankfurt, our team will be happy to meet you at Kaiserstraße 53, 60329 Frankfurt am Main.