Knutsford courier company expands its Spanish offer with Madrid hub

A North West freight specialist is expanding its reach in Spain by opening a second branch.

Knutsford-based same day courier service Speedy Freight opened its first international site in the Orihuela Costa area of Alicante in July 2021.

Now, it has extended its operations to the capital, Madrid, just minutes from the main Atocha Train Station.

The new branch will be headed up by experienced transport and logistics manager Gabriel Moyano, who is aiming to recruit between six and eight full time staff to support his existing team.

After opening of the Alicante area branch the brand has continued to expand its portfolio of multinational clients.

And since the COVID-19 pandemic, hauliers have noticed a clear shift in buying habits across Spain, with the growing demand for same day delivery from suppliers a key factor in the brand’s expansion in the area.

Gabriel Moyano joins Speedy Freight after spending several years working within operations and the optimisation of processes in the transport industry.

His previous roles include fleet manager at a digital transportation company in Spain and international traffic manager, offering industrial express transport solutions coordinating ground and air transportation.

Most recently, he was operations leader of the transport branch at one of the fastest growing business couriers and parcel delivery in Spain, Portugal, France and the UK. Before entering the road transport sector, he was operations coordinator and dispatcher at Ryanair and Groundforce, one of the first aero-handling companies in Spain.

He said: “There’s currently a huge demand for same day logistics solutions in Spain, and our new branch in the centre of Madrid is perfectly placed to service both new Spanish clients and existing multinational brands.

“I’m so thrilled to be given the chance to launch our newest EU branch.”

As well as working with key contacts in and around Madrid, the new branch will service the whole of mainland Spain alongside the existing Levante branch.