Ben Fitts is the new CEO of Mainfreight in Europe. He has been team member of the company since 1997. He started working as a student in Christchurch driving a forklift over summer vacation. In the years that followed he held a number of roles including sales team member, branch manager (Air & Ocean) and national manager (NZ Air & Ocean).
“Mainfreight is a Special Company and I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to work in a challenging environment and to help it to grow in Europe. We have 2.026 team members throughout nine European countries. I believe that they enjoy being part of the Mainfreight-team because of the unique culture. They have an ‘anything is possible’ attitude and they are focused on delivering excellent customer service.”
He adds, “The name change of Wim Bosman to Mainfreight as of December 2016 helps us to unite with the global Mainfreight family. It also gives us the opportunity to make sure that successful Mainfreight disciplines are engrained in our everyday behaviour. We would certainly like to continue expanding and to intensify our European network but realising our capability within our existing network is a priority at present.”
Global supply chain provider Mainfreight was founded by Mr. Bruce Plested in 1978 in New Zealand. In the years that followed Mainfreight expanded its global footprint by opening branches across Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States. In 2011 Mainfreight became a global supply chain provider after the acquisition of the Wim Bosman Group. Currently the organisation has 239 branches with more than 6,400 team members worldwide.