For over 25 years, Israel-based Alpha-Bio Tec has been a leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing implants, prosthetics parts and a variety of dental surgical instrumentation. Alpha-Bio Tec believes in making implantology simple, while manufacturing the highest quality products for the global market and providing customers with the best service possible.
Alpha-Bio Tec, as a growing company with the need to ease logistics and meet customer expectations related to order volumes and order delivery times, started looking to change their European supply chain set-up and came in contact with Holland International Distribution Council (HIDC) and the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA). HIDC and NFIA supplied Alpha-Bio Tec with advice and relevant contacts for structuring a direct supply chain into Europe.
HIDC provided Alpha-Bio Tec with a selection of eight logistics service providers, capable of handling their European logistics (warehousing, labeling and distribution), as an alternative for their current direct air shipments. Alpha-Bio Tec selected CEVA Logistics Headoffice B.V. for the logistics operation in combination with VAT Assist, a Mazars company, for fiscal representation.
“HIDC and NFIA have been instrumental in clarifying and speeding up the whole process of setting up our outsourced European operation,” said Noa Feit, Purchasing Manager for Alpha-Bio Tec.
Alpha-Bio Tec chose the Netherlands to be its European hub because of advantages including a location close to airports and seaports, a variety of transportation options and an experienced and professional logistics sector.