Flash Franchise project

If you have…

  • Entrepreneurial thinking
  • Energy and motivation to grow your own business
  • Team-working spirit
  • The enthusiasm to develop on-demand transport solutions

Join US

WHO ARE WE?

Flash is the European leader of the Premium Freight market with 215 500 000€ turnovers in 2018 and executing about 2000 shipments a day. 

WHAT DO WE DO?

We provide a vast choice of road and air transport solutions.

We answer every need of our customers with tailor-made solutions.

We can provide fast, safe, or secured transport solutions, or all of them, altogether

OUR PRINCIPLE

The quality of our management is based on one principle :

we believe in the simple.

We believe in addressing the customers’ needs with simple, clear and fast solutions using digital modern tools.

SUCCESS!

Establishing local offices, acquisitions, and innovation have shaped the success of our company. Now we have added a fourth expansion strategy: Franchising.

Franchise reunion 2019

the growing Premium Freight market in their country. The need for “Just in time” delivery and fast transport is growing in all the industry domains. Regardless of general market conditions, it outnumbered the growth of any other transport segment. This is why you should seize the moment and become one of the first in your country to jump on Flash’s train and establish the business to open the door to new customers.

Take advantage of this unique chance to develop these transport services by using the expertise, network, and systems of Flash with its 35 years of expertise.

Flash’s aim is to develop each Franchise partner individually and our network in general. Franchisee will be provided with thorough operations manuals defining processes and elements that are needed to successfully run a Premium Freight business

We are convinced that entrepreneurial partners can leverage the successful business models we have implemented in all the 18 countries where Flash is present. Our experience in Turkey proves that we can copy that success into a franchise model.

What you can achieve with us

Master Franchisee

The Master Franchisee will be the main developer and coordinator of the Network of Unit Franchises in the country. The Master Franchisee seeks and attracts Unit Franchisees using Flash brand image, its system architecture and its profound customer base

Unit Franchisee

Unit Franchisee has the responsibility to develop his specific, exclusive territory in a country. Unit Franchisees are people who are eager to take advantage of the new possibilities in a modern supply chain world.  They will grow the Premium Freight business backed by Flash, a European partner with an extensive network of carriers and clients all over the world. 

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Are you in the right region?

Are you living in one of the red countries below? Or do you live in a non-European country but you believe in on-demand transport services as we do? Contact us to become a Flash Franchisee and be the first to start developing the on-demand premium freight transport business right now

A few opinions about Flash

“I’m quite confident taking on this new challenge as an entrepreneur. There is a growing market for Premium Freight and I have the support of the European market leader.”

Hakan Ertemel, Turkey Master Franchisee Flash Europe

“Since 2017, Flash has been Adient’s preferred partner for time sensitive transports. They were chosen because of their reliability, price competitiveness and the competency of their dedicated Control Tower located in Maastricht.”

adient award flash supply chain

Holger Schmidt, Manager SCM Logistics Procurement at Adient

Our project

If you have…

  • Entrepreneurial thinking
  • Energy and motivation to grow your own business
  • Team-working spirit
  • The enthusiasm to develop on-demand transport solutions

… join our project!

WHO ARE WE?

Flash is the European leader of the Premium Freight market with 215 500 000€ turnovers in 2018 and executing about 2000 shipments a day. 

WHAT DO WE DO?

We provide a vast choice of road and air transport solutions.

We answer every need of our customers with tailor-made solutions.

We can provide fast, safe, or secured transport solutions, or all of them, altogether

OUR PRINCIPLE

The quality of our management is based on one principle :

we believe in the simple.

We believe in addressing the customers’ needs with simple, clear and fast solutions using digital modern tools.

SUCCESS!

Establishing local offices, acquisitions, and innovation have shaped the success of our company. Now we have added a fourth expansion strategy: Franchising.

Flash is now looking for ambitious and forward-looking entrepreneurs who want to take advantage of the growing Premium Freight market in their country. The need for “Just in time” delivery and fast transport is growing in all the industry domains. Regardless of general market conditions, it outnumbered the growth of any other transport segment. This is why you should seize the moment and become one of the first in your country to jump on Flash’s train and establish the business to open the door to new customers.

Take advantage of this unique chance to develop these transport services by using the expertise, network, and systems of Flash with its 35 years of expertise.

Flash’s aim is to develop each Franchise partner individually and our network in general. Franchisee will be provided with thorough operations manuals defining processes and elements that are needed to successfully run a Premium Freight business

We are convinced that entrepreneurial partners can leverage the successful business models we have implemented in all the 18 countries where Flash is present. Our experience in Turkey proves that we can copy that success into a franchise model.

What you can achieve with us

Master Franchisee

Unit Franchisee

The Master Franchisee will be the main developer and coordinator of the Network of Unit Franchises in the country. The Master Franchisee seeks and attracts Unit Franchisees using Flash brand image, its system architecture and its profound customer base

Unit Franchisee has the responsibility to develop his specific, exclusive territory in a country. Unit Franchisees are people who are eager to take advantage of the new possibilities in a modern supply chain world.  They will grow the Premium Freight business backed by Flash, a European partner with an extensive network of carriers and clients all over the world. 

Learn more

Learn more

Are you in the right region?

Are you living in one of the red countries below? Or do you live in a non-European country but you believe in on-demand transport services as we do? Contact us to become a Flash Franchisee and be the first to start developing the on-demand premium freight transport business right now

A few opinions about Flash

“I’m quite confident taking on this new challenge as an entrepreneur. There is a growing market for Premium Freight and I have the support of the European market leader.”

Hakan Ertemel

Turkey Master Franchisee Flash Europer

“Since 2017, Flash has been Adient’s preferred partner for time sensitive transports. They were chosen because of their reliability, price competitiveness and the competency of their dedicated Control Tower located in Maastricht.”

adient award flash supply chain

Holger Schmidt

Manager SCM Logistics Procurement at Adient

New Franchise in Slovakia

Meet our new Franchise in Slovakia

Igor Mondek and his team started their Flash Franchise Slovakia adventure in September 2023. Get to know them and their ambitions for the upcoming period!

Can you introduce yourself?

My name is Igor Mondek and I am 54 years old. I’m happily married and we have 3 children: Roland (IT Expert), Norbert (Public Transport Supervisor) and Roderika who will be graduating from high school soon. My wife Blanka is a Public Health Doctor.

I have been working for more than 30 years in sales, as a salesman, manager or trainer, and consultant. I have discovered the Supply Chain world again during the Covid Era. I see great opportunities in this sector, using my experiences and relationships with many potential clients. I am very glad to be back to my studying ages😊 and working with young, engaged people. 

Igor Mondek

How did you get in touch with Flash?

I met Flash many times as a competitor at international tenders and I was still wondering with services and positive feedback from customers. The first step was done on LinkedIn and then we started the Franchisee process together with Ilayda and Jan, who supporting me on this journey every day.

Can you share any steps/plans you have on how to develop the business in Slovakia?

I see a great potential in Slovakia. We have a plan to restart some clients after a few years without effective business activities. Slovakia produces more than 1 mil. Vehicles a year, so  I hope, many prospects waiting for our services. The New VOLVO battery plant in Kosice starts in the next 2 years, many new suppliers come to support this project with new production areas. And we will be near to them with the Best in class Flash services.

Last but not least, what would you like to learn from colleagues within the Redspher Group?

Everything! As my father told me: “My son, learn from the best and most successful people and follow their success!” The franchise partnership fulfills this expectation the most!” 

Thank you to all of you to welcoming the Slovakian team on the Flash board. 

Contact: slovakia1@sk.flash-global.net  / Igor: i.mondek@sk.flash-global.net / Matej: m.kandrac@sk.flash-global.net 

Unit franchise in South/Central Sloveniantral

The FLASH branded franchise community continues to expand.  We welcome another new Unit franchisee in Ljubljana, Slovenia. 

This time, the investors are Miriam Logistika, a company with 15 years of experience in specialized freight solutions with a total of 13 employees.

Miriam Logistika’s has invested in the Flash franchise to broaden its service portfolio and develop a complementary new service next to their historically grown specialism in complex ADR shipments.

Premium freight is all about taking good care of client requirements and to that extent there are similarities with ADR shipments who also require a well-managed shipment on the operational execution level.

Additionally, the Flash Brand  will help the company become a more established global player in their local market. Miriam Logistika has recognized that it would take much longer to achieve their goals alone. The ability to join the Brand of a global player is very much facilitated through a professional partnership, with an already established high-end IT system and service capabilities. 

Nenad Kovacic, owner of Miriam Logistika is enthusiastic about the new venture and believes Flash is the perfect partner for them. Mr. Kovacic: “After 4 weeks of intensive training and integration, we went live this week. To have access to this expertise and systems based on many years of market leadership, can only excite us. On top the level of personal support and commitment strengthen and determine us to go at maximal speed for this development mission

Onur Atacan, Unit franchisee for Ankara territory

Interview with Onur Atacan, Flash Europe Unit Franchisee for the Territory Ankara, Turkey

Q – What is your background?

A – Over the past 15 years, I have been working in many functions in the food sector (distribution), partly employed and partly as owner running my own business. I even had my own food stores. Originally, I am a professional veterinarian.

The food sector is a very interesting and challenging business in Turkey, but after so many years in this sector, I was looking for a new challenge. Flash Europe just came to me at the right moment in time.

     Q – How did you get in contact with Flash?

A – It is a rather peculiar story. In fact, it was my wife who drew my attention to this Franchise opportunity. She is a managing partner of the Franchise Company, who currently supports Flash Europe in recruiting Unit Franchisees for other Territories. Turkey has been divided into more than 25 Unit Territories, at the moment four Territories are active (Istanbul, Bursa, Tekirdag, Ankara). After meeting the Master Franchisee Hakan Ertemel, I was fully convinced this was a unique opportunity I had to go for.

     Q – Why have you decided to become part of the Flash Europe Franchise Network?

A – For me it was obvious that the premium freight services Flash offers all across Europe can be of great added value to the Ankara region. Instead of paying high air freight rates, customers need to be aware of the alternatives we can offer through fast and dedicated road solutions. This really saves them money, with lead times being pretty close to airfreight (door-to-door). Many customers are just not aware of this alternative and it is my mission to inform and convince them. Due to my previous activities I have a large network of business contacts in the Ankara region. So, it is really the combination of the Group’s support, systems and vehicles on the one hand, and my regional network on the other that will make this into a success.

    Q -What did you do to prepare your decision?

A – Due to my previous activities in the food distribution, I was familiar with transport. But not with the specifics of premium freight. Thus, I decided to join a driver, we did a shipment from Ankara to Ulm in Germany. This was a helpful experience, because you get a good idea of what problems the drivers can be faced with: customs, communication with Flash, Easy2Trace (the app Flash developed for communication and track & trace), issues the driver is facing at loading and delivery address etc.

    Q – How have you been supported by the Franchisor and Master Franchisee?

A – My main counterpart of course is the Master Franchisee. Hakan Ertemel has been highly supportive from the very beginning: training on site in the Istanbul office, joint customer visits, guidance in my office. Also, the e-learning platform of Flash – GeniusAcademy – helped to understand processes and systems.

Flash as a Franchisor is never far away and always willing to help. Quite recently, I was invited to the first Annual Franchise event, organized by Flash: a great opportunity to meet other franchisees of the network and exchange views and experiences.

Interested in becoming a Flash franchisee? Check out our dedicated franchise website for more information and get in touch!

Franchise with Flash

Franchise with Flash!

Rejoignez la franchise Flash!

Vous êtes intéressé par la franchise avec Flash ? Nous recherchons des personnes ayant l’esprit d’entreprise, l’énergie et la motivation pour diriger une entreprise, l’esprit de travail en équipe et l’enthousiasme pour développer des solutions de transport à la demande.

Contactez-nous en remplissant le formulaire ci-dessous et parlez-nous un peu de vos motivations et de votre expérience dans la section message – nous sommes impatients de vous entendre !

    Onur Atacan and Hakan Ertemel shake hands

    Flash Europe expands franchise activities in Turkey and Russia

    Flash Europe expands franchise activities in Turkey and Russia

    • Turkish market off to a good start with a total of four franchise licenses. 
    • Country partner for Russia and complementary area franchisee for Novgorod established
    • Opening of two more Central European countries planned for the first half of 2020
    • Additional franchisees sought at country level and for individual regions in the following countries: Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Croatia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Ireland

    Stuttgart, Germany, December 2019 – Flash Europe, a long-standing and internationally established provider of on-demand transportation services, launched its own franchise system in mid-2019, opening up franchise opportunities on a country and regional territory level. Hakan Ertemel was the first franchise partner to be won over for Turkey as country and territory partner (for the Istanbul and Bursa regions). In the last few weeks, two additional area licenses were awarded to Onur Atacan for the region around Ankara and Mikail Yildirim for the regions of Tekirdag, Cerkezkoy and Edirne. “We are proud that we were able to award some important area licences for Turkey to local and motivated entrepreneurs with good contacts and their own network within such a short time”, emphasizes Jan Schüller, Business Unit Manager Franchise. “For the Flash Group, it is essential above all to find the right partners: trustworthy entrepreneurs with a passion for logistics,” Schüller continues. For the franchisee, the choice of the right franchisor is of course also crucial. “We benefit from the synergies of the Flash Group in terms of an established network, a considerable customer portfolio, mature IT solutions, training systems, app-controlled track-and-trace systems, stable and long-term developed processes and much more,” reports Onur Atacan. “I was very impressed by the size of the network and the professional and dedicated support,” the new franchisee continues. Turkey is of great strategic importance for the logistics company, which owes much of its positive business development to the automotive industry.

    With the development of its own franchise system, the express logistics company set the course for additional internationalisation and growth. In the fourth quarter, another important market for the provider of time-critical transport services was developed in Russia. In Russia, Flash found a franchisee on a national level in Sergey Burkov with an additional area around Moscow and St. Petersburg and a further area franchisee Kristina Zaytseva for the Nizhniy Novgorod region. “With Flash Europe I now have the opportunity to develop and expand. We were previously focused on domestic transport. The Premium Freight segment is an attractive niche for us, and I see great growth potential for the region,” the franchisee reports. Zaytseva emphasises that “We now have the opportunity to participate in large tenders, can offer standardized solutions, but still show local know-how. We have access to the entire Redspher platform through Flash Europe, which allows us to offer our customers a complete package of on-demand transportation solutions. This is a huge competitive advantage over local competitors,”.

    Flash Europe aims to gradually expand the franchise system to other countries, especially in Eastern Europe, the Baltic States and Northern Europe.  “The franchise system has proven to be a very interesting business development method for us in the past months. We will therefore accelerate the methodology in 2020. We expect to open at least two more Central European countries in the first half of 2020 due to the great market interest in our franchise system. This is an exclusive process, as the number of licenses is limited,” says Philippe Higelin, CEO of the company, explaining the planned development.

    About Redspher

    Redspher is a European transport and logistics group. All companies of the group are combined in a digital platform that simplifies on-demand transport. Redspher consists of Flash Europe International (international premium logistics in BtoB), Schwerdtfeger Transport (international premium logistics in BtoB.Upela (international freight management), Upela (international freight management), Easy2Go (sameday deliveries in the BtoB and BtoC area – currently limited to the French market), Easy4Pro (ad hoc transport management software in the BtoB area), GeniusAcademy (online training center), Easy2Trace (app for monitoring vehicles and shipments), Roberts.eu (service provider with access to the largest European van fleet), Yoctu (provider of IT tools) and Rubiwin (fleet management support). Redspher aims to revolutionize the transport market by integrating its physical and digital dimensions. The group is the result of the strong growth of Flash, which has developed through acquisitions and organic growth throughout Europe. Today, Redspher employs more than 650 people in Europe and continues to actively recruit to drive the company’s growth.

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    New Flash unit franchisee in Turkey

    New unit franchisee for Flash in Turkey

    A WARM WELCOME TO OUR NEW UNIT FRANCHISEE IN TURKEY!

    We are pleased to welcome a new member of the Flash Franchisee team in Turkey! Mikail YILDIRIM, Cetin KURT and Tolga SUTCAN have joined the Flash Franchisee adventure as a Unit Franchisee to cover the areas of Tekirdag, Cerkezkoy and Edirne. 

    They are all logistics experts who have been working in the sector for 10 years across different companies in Turkey. Two years ago they stepped out of their comfort zone to build their own company, growing to a turnover of €500.000 per year. They have been actively working as suppliers for Flash Turkey for one year and during that time, they got to know the company and its values. They discovered the potential of having the support of a European partner. By becoming a Flash Unit Franchisee, they have taken their business even further and can enjoy all the advantages of a tight collaboration with Flash.

    R:TECH

    The R:tech transportation management Software tool is exclusively designed and tested to manage on demand critical shipment operations. Flash educational tools keep up to date with new features within the tool in order to make sure users know how to use it to it’s full potential. So, tasks that took weeks and that had to be completed manually can now be managed within hours or minutes thanks to R:Tech. Flash has designed and adapted its digital logistics tool to coordinate shipments across multiple supply chain actors in different locations, a powerful advantage that can help small agencies grow internationally & serve local customers.

    “Flash is a global company and with its name we thought we could reach a more competitive market with bigger clients.” Unit Franchisee team Turkey

    Our proud new franchise team!

    WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?

     From their office on the North side of Istanbul they will manage the areas of Tekirdag, Cerkezkoy and Edirne. Having already been collaborating with a couple of clients in these regions, the business is expected to have a smooth start. The first steps will be contacting existing customers to let them know that from now on, they are working directly as a Flash-brand licensed Franchisee. The aim is to expand and spread the message to more companies in the region. The beginning is never easy but the team is experienced and qualified and has overcome greater challenges in the past. Thanks to Flash support, certain challenges will be even easier to overcome.
     

    “We believe that we can overcome the difficulties we may encounter while developing our agency thanks to Flash support and brand prestige.” Mikail YILDIRIM, Flash Unit Franchisee 

    HOW Can FLASH IT SOLUTIONS HELP? 

    Imagine, for example, coordinating all the operations with all carriers from just one office, while also keeping up to date on delivery status, managing all the paperwork and intervening when it’s needed… Flash’s IT solutions come in handy because it can simplify all these tasks. A channel of communication is always open between carriers and the agency, and this exclusive Flash tool allows everyone to perform their tasks efficiently, communicate missing documents or clarify a delivery status. 

    They are an ambitious team and they have plans to go far, so where do they see themselves in five years?

    “We will have introduced Flash to all companies in our area and we aim to be the only minivan service provider. Maybe we will have taken other regions!” Unit Franchisee team Turkey

    AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE TEAM

    1. Did you know Flash before becoming a part of our family? How did you discover Flash? 

    We have been working with Flash Turkey for 1 year. Flash is a well known global company in our industry in the Turkish market but also abroad

         2. Why did you decide to get into the Premium Franchisee market with Flash? 

    Flash is a global company and with its name we will be able to enter new and more competitive vertical markets. Flash brand recognition is a real asset in this market.

         3. Tell us a bit about yourself and your team

    We have a company with three co-workers whose names are Mikail YILDIRIM, Cetin KURT, Tolga SUTCAN for 2 years in Turkey. Three of us, we have been working in companies under the logistics sector for an average of 10 years. We established a company two years ago and were able to make an annual turnover of approximately 500.000 euros in the logistics sector. We thought it would be beneficial to combine our experiences and knowledge with Flash.

        4. Which city are you going to work from? Have you already worked there?

    We have worked in our office in Northern Istanbul for 10 years but our franchise-unit covers the regions Tekirdag, Cerkezkoy, and Edirne. We worked with a couple of clients in these areas and after that we plan to concentrate here as our first region

       5. What are the first steps in beginning this journey?

    First, we will contact our existing customers and start talking to them about Flash. We aim to introduce Flash by reaching all the companies in the region over time.

       6. What have been your biggest challenges?

    In two years, we have overcome huge difficulties. We believe that we can overcome the difficulties we may encounter to develop our company more easily under the name of Flash and thanks to the support and mentorship.

      7. Make a bet: where do you see yourself and your team in 5 years?

    We have introduced Flash to all companies in our area and aim to be the only minivan service provider. Maybe we will have taken on other regions 🙂

    Interested in becoming a Flash franchisee? Check out our website for more information

    If you have further questions then don’t hesitate to get in contact with Frank van Doorn at f.vandoorn@flash-global.net

    Flash First Master Franchisee

    Flash is the European leader of the Premium Freight market. We have a vast choice of road and air transport solutions. We answer every need of our customers with tailor-made solutions. We believe in addressing the customers’ needs with simple, clear and fast solutions using digital modern tools.

    As the European Leader of Premium Freight, Flash is always looking for new possibilities to expand its market. This is why we are proud to announce the beginning of our Franchisee project, with already our first Master Franchisee in Turkey. Hakan Ertemel has entrusted our expertise and teamed up with Flash to grow his business

    “I’m quite confident taking on this new challenge as an entrepreneur. There is a growing market for Premium Freight and I have the support of the European market leader .”


    Hakan Ertemel
    Turkey Master Franchisee
    Flash Europe