De Grandi Case Study
Long term partners of International Cargo Express (ICE) and Albini Pitigliani (our Italian forwarding partners), De Grandi Cycle and Sport have trusted our business to import their high-end products into Australia since 1986.
With three main suppliers across Italy, Albini Pitigliani have developed long standing relationships to manage the shipments in conjunction with ICE from Italy to Australia.
De Grandi is not only a major sporting and cycle goods retailer, but is also the Australian distributor for various leading international brands in the cycling industry. Brands like Pinarello, Wilier, Castelli, Deda and Vredestein, all market leaders in their field.
Largely shipping by airfreight, the partnership has ensured De Grandi has access to the best airline options for its premium products first time, every time.
How the partnership has navigated COVID19
COVID19 introduced an interesting challenge for De Grandi. An increased demand for bicycles, fitness equipment and sportswear was met with a reduction in airfreight services, as passenger aircraft was grounded almost overnight.
Collaboratively, ICE and Albini Pitigliani reviewed the market and switched airline service providers to ensure cargo continued to move from Europe via Emirates. The team had to plan for longer turnaround times, but increased booking frequency to ensure De Grandi could be serviced.
Why De Grandi Choose ICE and Albini Pitigliani
Shane De Grandi
ICE and Albini Pitigliani make shipping seamless.
In Italy, Albini have developed long lasting relationships with our suppliers and understand the intricacies of shipping our products.
In Australia, working with our dedicated contact Rowena we have visibility of all our airfreight which has been vital to manage stock with the high demands we have experienced during COVID19.
Your Business Is Our Pride!
John Mangiafico – Melbourne Branch Director
As a Director of International Cargo Express Pty Ltd, I am proud of the relationship that we have forged with De Grandi Cycle and Sport, over the years. Owner, Shane De Grandi and his team provide their specialty and knowledge of sporting equipment to the greater city of Geelong and the South Western region of Victoria.
ICE and Albini and Pitigliani have customised resources to ensure an end to end supply. We look forward to the continuance of this close partnership.
We are dedicated to working with our clients, so they can best service theirs.
How can you benefit from the ICE and Albini Pitigliani Service?
We can offer a tailored consultation to review your current shipping processes and make recommendations on superior supply chain management strategies, targeting service and price efficiencies.