Calsina Carré Transports & Logistics

50 years creating
paths together

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Our experience has provided us with a promising future

Today, 50 years after its foundation, Calsina Carré Transports & Logistics has become a Comprehensive Logistics Operator with a strong presence in Europe and North Africa.

As part of this expansion process, we have built a team of 700 people with a huge international vocation and who remain wedded to the needs of our clients. We have equipped ourselves with a modern and sustainable fleet that now exceeds 800 units, as well as a logistics capacity of over 65,000 m².

In 2020, we committed to intermodality by integrating rail and maritime in order to guarantee service and sustainability. We are currently facing new challenges for the future: continuing working on our expansion in the Maghreb, continuing our commitment to technological innovation and reducing our environmental impact. A future marked by the concept “The Logical Way”.

 

 

Nuestra experiencia nos lleva a un futuro prometedor

 

Hoy, 50 años después de su fundación, Calsina Carré Transports & Logistics se ha convertido en un Operador Logístico Integral con una fuerte presencia en Europa y el Norte de África.

En este proceso de expansión, hemos forjado un equipo humano de 700 personas con una grande vocación internacional y que permanecen cerca de las necesidades de nuestros clientes. Nos hemos dotado de una flota moderna y sostenible que supera ya las 800 unidades, así como con una capacidad logística por encima de los 65.000 m².

En 2020 apostamos por la intermodalidad integrando ferrocarril y marítimo para garantizar servicio y sostenibilidad. En la actualidad nos encaramos a nuevos retos de futuro: seguir trabajando para nuestra expansión en Magreb, seguir apostando por la innovación tecnológica y reducir el impacto medioambiental. Un futuro marcado por el concepto “The Logical Way”.

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OUR HISTORY

  • 1970-1980
  • 1980-1990
  • 1990-2000
  • 2000-2010
  • 2010-2021
  • 1970-1980

    Foundation and the first years

    Jaume Carré and Cristina Calsina founded Transportes Calsina and Carré S.L. Initially, the company was run from Figueres and Camallera. The company bought its first vehicles and started out on its journey, offering full load services, particularly to and from the south of France. At this time, the difficulty in obtaining permits for international transport hindered the rapid growth of the company.

    Foundation and the first years

    Jaume Carré and Cristina Calsina founded Transportes Calsina and Carré S.L. Initially, the company was run from Figueres and Camallera. The company bought its first vehicles and started out on its journey, offering full load services, particularly to and from the south of France. At this time, the difficulty in obtaining permits for international transport hindered the rapid growth of the company.

    Jaume Carré and Cristina Calsina
    First truck
    Truck of the time
    Truck of the time
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    Foundation and the first years.

    Jaume Carré and Cristina Calsina founded Transportes Calsina and Carré S.L. Initially, the company was run from Figueres and Camallera. The company bought its first vehicles and started out on its journey, offering full load services, particularly to and from the south of France. At this time, the difficulty in obtaining permits for international transport hindered the rapid growth of the company.

  • 1980-1990

    Second generation and the move to Pont de Molins.

    In the mid-1980s, the second generation of the family, comprising Ramón Carré, María Cristina Carré and Josep María Carré, joined the family business. Together they forged a great team that encouraged an acceleration in the growth of Calsina Carré.

    The socio-political environment also boosted expansion thanks to the entry of Spain into the EU, which removed the transport restrictions that had existed until that point.

    The family decided to acquire some land in Pont de Molins (very close to La Jonquera) with the aim of organising the management and facilitating future growth. This investment allowed us to take a major leap forward.

    Second generation and the move to Pont de Molins.

    In the mid-1980s, the second generation of the family, comprising Ramón Carré, María Cristina Carré and Josep María Carré, joined the family business. Together they forged a great team that encouraged an acceleration in the growth of Calsina Carré.

    The socio-political environment also boosted expansion thanks to the entry of Spain into the EU, which removed the transport restrictions that had existed until that point.

    The family decided to acquire some land in Pont de Molins (very close to La Jonquera) with the aim of organising the management and facilitating future growth. This investment allowed us to take a major leap forward.

    Calsina Carré family
    Pont de Molins Land
    Truck of the time
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    Second generation and the move to Pont de Molins.

    In the mid-1980s, the second generation of the family, comprising Ramón Carré, María Cristina Carré and Josep María Carré, joined the family business. Together they forged a great team that encouraged an acceleration in the growth of Calsina Carré.

    The socio-political environment also boosted expansion thanks to the entry of Spain into the EU, which removed the transport restrictions that had existed until that point.

    The family decided to acquire some land in Pont de Molins (very close to La Jonquera) with the aim of organising the management and facilitating future growth. This investment allowed us to take a major leap forward.

  • 1990-2000

    Move to Logistics Operator: birth of groupage and logistics.

    The crisis of 1992 significantly affected the transport sector, but Calsina Carré managed to differentiate itself and continue to grow, thanks to the introduction of groupage services. To implement this, the family built its first warehouse at Pont de Molins, intended for the consolidation of goods.

    At the same time, and with the aim of offering a comprehensive service to the customer, the company stopped defining itself as a carrier and became a logistics operator. In order to achieve this, Calsina Carré’s first purely logistics warehouse was opened at Valls. Entry into the automotive sector was key to taking this step.

    Move to Logistics Operator: birth of groupage and logistics.

    The crisis of 1992 significantly affected the transport sector, but Calsina Carré managed to differentiate itself and continue to grow, thanks to the introduction of groupage services. To implement this, the family built its first warehouse at Pont de Molins, intended for the consolidation of goods.

    At the same time, and with the aim of offering a comprehensive service to the customer, the company stopped defining itself as a carrier and became a logistics operator. In order to achieve this, Calsina Carré’s first purely logistics warehouse was opened at Valls. Entry into the automotive sector was key to taking this step.

    Headquarters 1992
    Pont de Molins warehouse 1992
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    Move to Logistics Operator: birth of groupage and logistics.

    The crisis of 1992 significantly affected the transport sector, but Calsina Carré managed to differentiate itself and continue to grow, thanks to the introduction of groupage services. To implement this, the family built its first warehouse at Pont de Molins, intended for the consolidation of goods.

    At the same time, and with the aim of offering a comprehensive service to the customer, the company stopped defining itself as a carrier and became a logistics operator. In order to achieve this, Calsina Carré’s first purely logistics warehouse was opened at Valls. Entry into the automotive sector was key to taking this step.

  • 2000-2010

    Expansión internacional y apuesta por la tecnología.

    Con el objetivo de reforzar su posición como operador logístico, la empresa crea una filial (EUTI), dedicada únicamente al desarrollo del software necesario para el control logístico y la trazabilidad de mercancías. Este hecho supone un hito importante y un valor añadido para el Grupo.
    En un contexto de crecimiento de la demanda e impulsados por el sector de la automoción, Calsina Carré crea, en 2003, Calsina Carré Túnez y Calsina Carré Marruecos.
    Dos años más tarde la empresa crea también European Logistics en Rumanía. Inicialmente se focaliza en gestión logística, pero con la entrada de Rumanía a la UE en 2007, pasa a ser una filial estratégica para el desarrollo del transporte y para superar la crisis económica de 2008.

    EUTI
    Calsina Carré Túnez
    European Logistics Rumanía
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    International expansion and the commitment to technology.

    In order to strengthen its position as a logistics operator, the company created a subsidiary (EUTI), dedicated solely to the development of the software necessary for logistics control and merchandise traceability. This represented an important milestone and brought added value to the Group.

    With growth in demand, and driven by the automotive sector, in 2003, Calsina Carré created Calsina Carré Tunis and Calsina Carré Morocco.

    Two years later the company also created European Logistics in Romania. Initially, it focused on logistics management, but with the entry of Romania to the EU in 2007, it became a strategic subsidiary for the development of transport and in overcoming the economic crisis of 2008.

  • 2010-2021

    North Africa and sustainable expansion in Europe.

    As a result of the relocation of European industry to North Africa, Calsina Carré decided to give a major impetus to its business in Morocco and Tunisia. Over the course of the decade, the Group managed to position itself as the third international carrier in Morocco and, in 2019, created one of the few existing temperature-controlled warehouses in Tunisia.

    In parallel, the company continued its growth in Europe with an intention towards diversification and a commitment to sustainability. In this regard, it expanded its portfolio of services by offering logistics, groupage and full load transport and, in recent years, has introduced intermodal transport.

    For the efficient management of such volumes, the Group expanded the size of its headquarters in Pont de Molins and Romania, and created a new subsidiary in Holland: Calsina Carré Benelux (2014) and a new headquarters in Barcelona: Calsina Carré CIM Vallés (2012).

    With the commitment to maintain family continuity, in 2018 Alba Carré Colls joined as the first representative of the third generation of the family.

    North Africa and sustainable expansion in Europe.

    As a result of the relocation of European industry to North Africa, Calsina Carré decided to give a major impetus to its business in Morocco and Tunisia. Over the course of the decade, the Group managed to position itself as the third international carrier in Morocco and, in 2019, created one of the few existing temperature-controlled warehouses in Tunisia.

    In parallel, the company continued its growth in Europe with an intention towards diversification and a commitment to sustainability. In this regard, it expanded its portfolio of services by offering logistics, groupage and full load transport and, in recent years, has introduced intermodal transport.

    For the efficient management of such volumes, the Group expanded the size of its headquarters in Pont de Molins and Romania, and created a new subsidiary in Holland: Calsina Carré Benelux (2014) and a new headquarters in Barcelona: Calsina Carré CIM Vallés (2012).

    With the commitment to maintain family continuity, in 2018 Alba Carré Colls joined as the first representative of the third generation of the family.

    Calsina Carré Marruecos
    Almacén Túnez temperatura controlada
    Calsina Carré Benelux
    Calsina Carré CIM Vallés
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    North Africa and sustainable expansion in Europe.

    As a result of the relocation of European industry to North Africa, Calsina Carré decided to give a major impetus to its business in Morocco and Tunisia. Over the course of the decade, the Group managed to position itself as the third international carrier in Morocco and, in 2019, created one of the few existing temperature-controlled warehouses in Tunisia.

    In parallel, the company continued its growth in Europe with an intention towards diversification and a commitment to sustainability. In this regard, it expanded its portfolio of services by offering logistics, groupage and full load transport and, in recent years, has introduced intermodal transport.

    For the efficient management of such volumes, the Group expanded the size of its headquarters in Pont de Molins and Romania, and created a new subsidiary in Holland: Calsina Carré Benelux (2014) and a new headquarters in Barcelona: Calsina Carré CIM Vallés (2012).

    With the commitment to maintain family continuity, in 2018 Alba Carré Colls joined as the first representative of the third generation of the family.

Our history in pictures

50 years of vehicles

50 years of corporate image

50 years of the headquarters