- ABOUT -
Flash Group becomes Redspher
To better reflect all its activities and services, Flash Europe International forms and becomes a part of Redspher which incorporates all its companies and startups within one digital platform.
European leader for urgent deliveries, Flash Europe International has managed to grow and diversify its services around on demand delivery through external acquisitions and startups incubation. Thus, Flash Europe International, Schwerdtfeger, Upela, Easy2Go, Easy4Pro, Genius Academy, Easy2Trace, Roberts.eu, Yoctu are now all part of Redspher to cover a wide spectrum of services for on demand delivery. Redspher, as a platform, opens new opportunities in terms of partnerships to further increase the quality of services that are offered, while benefiting each individual company thanks to the strong synergies.
- PERFORMANCES & PERSPECTIVES -
Redspher revenue rose by +26% on a comparable basis in 2017. The group’s core business, Premium Freight, has developed substantially both in France and internationally. Redspher accelerated its international development in the sector with the completion of three build-ups in 2017. In January 2017, the group completed the acquisition of EF Express, a player in the same segment mainly present in Germany but also in Portugal and Poland. (€22m turnover). In March 2017, the group acquired Upéla, a French freight comparator (€7m turnover), and in August 2017, Schwerdtfeger, a German group of the same sector of activity (€27m turnover). Flash Europe is also strengthening its investments in its digital platform that is currently being deployed.
- CSR Initiative example -
Redspher rolled out a training program dedicated to CSR and the fight against corruption in 2017, through its Genius Academy e-learning platform. It includes a module devoted to “ecological behaviors”, in which employees are encouraged to act in an environmentally responsible way at work, to promote the use of public transport and to limit business travel. At the request of certain customers, it also asks its transport suppliers to take eco-driving training courses.