FedEx pursues its regional development and moves into Lille
Paris, December 4th, 2006 – FedEx, the world’s largest express transportation company, has just opened a new agency in Lille, on the site of Lesquin airport. Delivery and pick-up for FedEx customers located in the Nord and Pas-de-Calais regions will now be done directly by FedEx courriers.
Daily road links between Lesquin and the FedEx European hub at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle will now connect customers in this region to FedEx’ global network.
The Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, and in particular the urban area of Lille, is a world-class economic centre. The mail-order markets and sectors such as the textile industry, mass retailing, printing and publishing, mechanics and electronics, the food industry as well as the chemical and pharmaceutical industries have greatly driven the region’s current economic expansion.
In just a few years, it has become a large international trade centre with 2,000 exporting companies and 3,000 importers running operations in the region. Moreover, the potential of the European market with 100 million people located less than 300 km from Lille (British, Belgian, Dutch and French) is an additional asset for FedEx.
FedEx has decided to move closer to these companies to support their development by offering daily express transport services that cater to their needs, delivering to the USA or Europe overnight and to Asia within 48 hours.
The opening of the agency in Lille further creates 20 jobs (permanent contracts), ranging from messengers to sales and marketing staff plus the agency manager.
To contact the FedEx agency in Lille:
Tel: +33 (0)22.214.171.124.09
Customer services: 0820 123 800
Aéroport de Lille, Zone de fret
The agency is open from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
About FedEx Corporation
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $33 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brands. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 275,000 employees and contractors to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, go here.
About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, usually in one to two business days with the delivery time guaranteed.