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Magemar – Magetra International

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The Group Magemar – Magetra International

 
Family group existing for more than 80 years, the group is involved in the transport, logistics solutions and added services as varied as complete :
  • Maritime transport
  • Inland river transport (barges)
  • Sea-river transport (coastal)
  • Port handling operations
  • Storage
  • Warehousing
  • Customs clearance and fiscal representation
  • Forwarding by any means of transport (truck, rail, air, etc.)
This through various companies in Europe (Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Poland, Italy), in China (Xiamen), and a wide network of professional partners all over the world.

Magemar-Magetra Group counts around 600 staff members and a global turnover of around 125 million euros.

Through its long experience, the Group has developed an excellent reputation in different sectors of the economy and its logistics needs. Our headquarter is located in Belgium for all our activities from where we provide services and operations for all kinds of goods through Europe and to the 5 continents. 
Being located in the heart of Europe allows well organized connections with all major ports in Europe and offers to our customers the best solutions for their logistics needs. With one office located in Liège, center European hub for air cargo, the company also offers services in air transport.

The group offers high quality personified and best door to door services, builds long lasting relationships with its customers, is reliable, imaginative and creative and is therefore considered as a real logistic partner integrated in the supply chain.

Concerned with its development, the group is always looking for quality partnerships and always follows the strategy to adapt innovation and offers its customers
the widest range of logistics solutions.

Discover our history

Creation of the first company of the Group,

by Mr. Oscar Mairlot, Magemon, developed into the warehousing and handling in the Port of Liège.

1937

1971

Magetra

Creation of Magetra (road transport).

Development of maritime activities

(future Magemar)

1992

1993

Creation of Magemar GmbH

Acquisition of holdings in the Spedirail company (rail / road) in Italy.

1997

1999

Magemar Poland

Magemar starts the activity in Poland, the head office is established in Szczecin.

Implantation in Poland

Due to big demand from the Polish market, Magemar Polska rapidly develops domestic trucking and starts with the shipping  activity on its own.

1999-2000

2001

There are already 5 people in the company responsible for different kinds of activities (port forwarding, trucking, shipping)

Magemar Polska gains over 80% share in the market of granite traffic to Poland and directly cooperates with the biggest granite traders and biggest Polish receivers

2001-2004

2004

As a completion of the services Magemar Polska opens own Customs Agency (the last Customs Agency opened in Poland before joining the EU) which very soon attracts many customers and after a few months is over the line. End of 2004 the company has already 4 specialized departments: forwarding (3 people), shipping (2 people), customs agency (2 people) and back office (1 person),

Buying out of companies Transports Lambert Frères in Thimister and Lemco in Luxembourg and their own fleet.

2004

2005

Magetra Slovakia

Creation of Magetra Slovakia in Bratislava in Slovakia.

Magemar Polska opens the second office in Gdynia responsible for shipping of containers, full door-door service and customs formalities

2005

2005-2006

We have a direct contracts with all shipping lines offering a service to Poland and from Poland via all polish ports.

Creation of Dongemar

Xiamen in China

2006

2007

A third office is alive – Magemar Katowice with a starting team of two collegues.

Buying out of the Group Mathieu.

2011

2012

Merging of Magetra SA and Mathieu SA and creation of Magetra International SA.

Association with Chinese partner, Hunicorn (maritime transport)

2014

2015

Magetra International develops combined transport (rail-road) in Italy with daily departures.
 
Closing of the office Magemar GmbH.

Magetra Group shareholders take over entire capital of Spedirail

2017

2018

Takeover by Magetra International of Palifor Group and its subsidiaries in Belgium, Luxembourg and Slovakia

Closure of the subsidiaries in Slovakia

2021

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