The AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG international corporate group sums up its 2019 performance results.
According to reporting period results, AsstrA’s consolidated turnover for 2019 exceeded 350 million euros, an increase of 24% on 2018. Gross profits were up 14% for the year.
AsstrA welcomed 260 new corporate customers on board in 2019. In total, the international logistics provider served 5,300 customers from various industries during the year.
19% of these customers were in the food industry. 14% were in the fashion and beauty industry, 11% in chemicals, 10% in woodworking, and 10% in metallurgy.
The number of shipments sent rose 20% year-on-year to 165,000. 147,000 of these shipments were sent via road transportation, which remains the company’s most popular service offering. There were 6,800 shipments sent by sea, 3,400 by air, and 5,200 by rail. There were 1,400 oversized cargo deliveries and 1,200 deliveries executed with tankers.
The total weight of all transported goods increased 20% year-on-year to 3.9 million tons.
In 2019, AsstrA’s customs clearance services were more popular than ever. The Customs Department issued 10,000 declarations, 11% more than in 2018. 22% of these declarations were for exports, and 78% were for imports.
Last year, the corporate group expanded its branch network by opening representative offices in Hof, Germany, Bucharest, Romania, Lyon, France, Shenzhen, China. In 2020, AsstrA will continue expanding internationally by opening offices in the USA, Hungary, Uzbekistan, and Finland.
“During the last five years, global economic growth has slowed, trade barriers have risen, and traditional traffic flows have evolved in new directions. As a result, there has been an overall decrease in purchasing power. Nevertheless, 2019 was a good year for us. Our business has grown, our geographical footprint has expanded, and we have launched an online platform to help us work better with transport partners,” says Dmitry Lagun, AsstrA CEO. “In 2020, we plan to further improve further customer service, increase operational efficiency, and launch more IT products to help optimize logistics processes.”