The AsstrA group provides comprehensive transport and logistics services related to the organization of international light industry goods transportation, including the transport of clothing, accessories, textiles, fittings, and more. In order to provide services at the highest level, the new AsstrA Fashion & Beauty Logistics Department was created. The company's main goal was to identify and meet the needs of customers in the clothing industry. Insightful market analysis has made it possible to provide new services and innovative delivery schemes of the highest quality.
Every day, AsstrA specialists capably develop various delivery schemes for their Clients. Based on individual customer needs and cargo properties, the experienced team chooses the best means of transport, whether by road, rail, sea, or air. If necessary, combined delivery schemes are also implemented.
Among AsstrA’s Clients are leading global clothing brands and retail chains. Because warehouses in shopping centers are not suitable for the long-term storage of goods, timely deliveries are key. Fedor Pakush, Head of the AsstrA Fashion & Beauty Logistics Department, emphasizes: "All transported products go directly to the shelves in stores to be sold shortly thereafter. That's why on-time delivery is crucial. If there are delays during transport, the shelves in the stores will remain empty and the Client will not make any profit. "
Nowadays, the fast fashion and ultra fashion trends are extremely popular. Collections in stores are changed not once a season, but monthly. Therefore, delivery times are an important success factor. AsstrA specialists develop various solutions which streamline the order execution process. One such solution involves truck drivers working in four- and six-shift modes. In this way, a truck can cover 4,000 km in 78 hours, including the time necessary for crossing the Polish-Belarusian border.
Another reason collections may not be delivered on time is that suppliers often extend production deadlines. Due to possible production delays, AsstrA is happy to offer rail transport. Fedor Pakush comments: "At AsstrA, we often provide our Clients with rail transport services, which is faster than sea transport and up to three times cheaper than air transport. Delivery time from Shanghai to Warsaw is 14 days, and Hamburg or Duisburg in Germany in 16 days. It is also worth mentioning that rail transport is environmentally friendly.”
The AsstrA Fashion & Beauty Logistics department offers additional services that complement goods transportation. In order to maintain the optimal container humidity levels so important in the transport of clothes, AsstrA experts offer various security features depending on the properties of the specific cargo. AsstrA also constantly monitors all legal changes regarding the transport of clothing. In accordance with the new provisions on the labeling of goods, each product should be marked and have an EAC label. The company's specialists provide comprehensive product labeling services which help to convey accurate product information and to avoid difficulties during border control inspections of imported goods.