Forto, a leading provider of digitized freight forwarding and supply chain solutions, today announced expansion into the Spanish market with a new office in Madrid.
The new office marks a further step in Forto’s growth trajectory and expansion of its European footprint.
The company takes its first steps in Spain with the appointment of Angel Hierro as Director Iberia at Forto Logística España.
Formerly Director of Supply Chain Solutions and Chief Commercial Officer with Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) (recently acquired by DSV Panalpina).
Hierro brings more than 25 years of logistic industry experience to Forto. Before joining Agility, Hierro also held business and trade lane development roles with GeoLogistics and ocean freight positions with LEP International.
“We are thrilled to have someone with Angel’s understanding of the Spanish market and deep logistics expertise to drive forward our next phase of growth,” commented Michael Wax, Forto co-founder and CEO.
Hierro further commented on the potential he sees in the Forto offering. “The entire supply chain is transforming as we speak,” commented Hierro.
“Forto is uniquely positioned to drive this transformation.
“Forto’s corporate culture is based on sustainability and digitisation, coupled with an exceptional team of logistics and technology experts focused on bringing value to the supply chain.
“I am really excited about the opportunity to bring their offering to the local market”.
Forto teams in Spain 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.
Forto expects to continue to expand its presence in Spain and later also in Portugal by growing the team and its local partnerships over 2021 and 2022 and beyond.