Worldwide Flight Services (WFS has acquired Paris-based R.A.HAND, extending its specialist handling services to freight forwarders in France.
Formed in 2010 and based at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, R.A.HAND works exclusively with French and international freight forwarding companies, providing cargo handling services, storage, distribution and deliveries to airlines for some 60 cargo agency clients. It employs a team of over 50 staff at its 6,800m² warehouse facility in Paris and generates revenues of €6.2 million annually.
“R.A.HAND is a well-respected and professional company with a strong customer base in the freight forwarding sector,” said Hugo Rodrigues new R.A.HAND Vice President. “This is a strategic investment which supports WFS’ development plan in France and our own growth in providing handling expertise directly to freight forwarding clients, including those currently operating regular air cargo charter flights to provide the capacity and network their customers need. This is an important and growing part of our business in Europe, which R.A.HAND will seamlessly fit into.”
The R.A.HAND handling services operation at Paris CDG will work closely with WFS’ existing freight forwarder assistance team based in Roissy.