Agilitas opens logistics hub in Amsterdam
A leading IT channel services provider, Agilitas delivers IT services, including maintenance, technical support and specialist engineering resources to partners in more than 60 countries. Agilitas says the UK’s departure from the EU threatened to disrupt supply chains or cause regulatory issues for its European operations.
Agilitas operations director John Street said: “As an international solutions provider with a strong presence in Europe, guaranteeing continuity and stability through the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union was always of significant importance to Agilitas and our customers.”
The company began preparing for Brexit following the referendum result in 2016. It created a specialist taskforce to monitor developments and help minimise the impact of any regulatory changes that could affect Agilitas’ ability to serve both its UK and European markets. “We have been working closely with our supply chain partners over the past few months, implementing agile action plans to allow us to continue to support our EU customers, who need to receive the levels of service they are accustomed to,” Street said.
Logistics firms benefit from Amsterdam's connectivity
Agilitas is joining more than 2,000 logistics companies in the Amsterdam Area, a location favoured by many companies wanting to take advantage of the city’s connectivity and reputation as a hub for innovation. The Dutch capital provides easy access to major European cities and 500 million potential customers across the continent thanks to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and high-speed rail.
In 2020, the Netherlands was named a global leader in digitisation by the European Commission’s annual Digital Economy and Society Index, which ranks EU member states across several factors, including connectivity, human capital and integration of technology. In December, the annual DHL Global Connectedness Index ranked the country as the most globally connected nation in the world.
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