Mathez Freight Forwarding

Mathez Freight Forwarding is a French freight forwarder, customs broker, and shipping agent. Born in Nice in 1950, the group has developed specific skills in the fields of yachting, arts, entertainment, trade shows & congresses and VAT.
Who are we?

Service is our DNA

A family-run company founded in 1950, Mathez Freight Forwarding has become a major independent freight forwarding company in France with 16 branches providing a full coverage of France and Monaco, and a powerful network: selected partners in 191 countries share our business philosophy of quality service at competitive price.

Accredited by all major international freight organizations, and enjoying “AEO-Full” status since 2013, Mathez Freight Forwarding has reached a unique position, where buying power meets with flexibility . We offer a wide range of services including air freight, sea freight and multimodal transport for traditional industries, marine industries and prestige clientele. We offer a particular expertise in customs and VAT compliance.

Combining advanced skills in all these fields across several brands and subsidiaries, our teams are committed to offering tailor-made solutions to the most complex logistical issues, and offer our customers and partners the highest level of satisfaction in terms of deadlines, prices and safety.

16Branches in France & Monaco
162Employees in 4 companies
843Cities, ports and airports around the world
29300Freight, customs & VAT operations, per year
34500000Euros in sales in 2020

In a world often guided by the sole concern of short-term profitability, we are embracing a long-term project, and we are proud to encourage our employees and our company to progress by providing a quality service to our customers.

Our group believes in cultivating values such as respect for each other and for our word, a sense of pride in a job well done, courtesy and honour.
With these values in mind, we look to the future with determination and confidence.

Marc Fagnen, Brigitte Mathez, Pierre C. Mathez,
Mathez Freigth Forwarding
Mathez Freight Management
Our story

Since 1950, passion transports us!


The origins

Raoul Mathez, SNCF correspondent for national freight, founded his company in 1950. Located in the heart of Nice, the company built its reputation on the shipment of fresh flowers, at a time when the famous flower market represented the bulk of Nice’s air traffic.



Growing up fast

Over time, activities expand. The company becomes a freight forwarder and then a customs broker. Goods from all over Europe, coming by road, and mainly from Italy are cleared by Mathez Freight Forwarding , which becomes the first Nice company to organize groupage on Milan. The company soon becomes the preferred freight forwarder for Grasse manufacturers as well as exhibitors at French Riviera trade fairs. It opens an agency at Roissy-CDG airport.



Building new ambitions

In 1986, Pierre Mathez, son of Raoul Mathez, takes over the management of the company with his wife Brigitte and Marc Fagnen. Aware of the need to expand and ensure a national network, the company in Nice decided toopen branches in all the main ports and airports in France, to strengthen the export air service, and to develop services dedicated to the specific markets of the French Riviera. It also adapted its offers to the new European context and invested in the creation of an international network of independent agents.



Developing specialized services

The extremely volatile regulatory environment, the intensification of cross-border flows and technological developments create new risks for companies operating internationally. Mathez Freight Forwarding sets up expert services to support and assist its customers with the maze of regulations, and pursues its development in France to offer local contacts and specialized services.

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