MATHEZ FREIGHT & COMPLIANCE – profile, values, history of the group

International freight forwarder born in Nice in 1950, MATHEZ FREIGHT & COMPLIANCE has developed specific skills in the fields of yachting, arts, entertainment, shows & congresses and VAT.
Who are we?

Service is our DNA

At the origin of the group, MATHEZ FREIGHT is a family-run company founded in Nice in 1950. Freight forwarder, customs broker and shipping agent, MATHEZ FREIGHT 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: de partenaires sélectionnés dans 195 pays, avec lesquels nous partageons une philosophie fondée sur la quality service at competitive price..

Accredited by all major international freight organizations, and enjoying“AEO-Full” status since 2013, MATHEZ FREIGHT 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.

These specialties have led to the creation of various brands and companies, now part of the MATHEZ FREIGHT & COMPLIANCE group. Combining advanced skills in all these fields, 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 ofdeadlines, prices and safety.

16Branches in France & Monaco
187Employees in 6 companies
973Cities, ports and airports around the world
29300Freight, Customs & VAT Operations, per year
43270000Euros in sales in 2021

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.

Marion SABATIER, Frédéric MERCIER, Alexandre HIERNAUX,
MATHEZ FREIGHT.
MATHEZ FREIGHT management 2022
Our story

Since 1950, passion transports us!

1950

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.

1950

1970-80

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 , 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.

1970-80

1990

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 diversify 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.

1990

2000-2020

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 is setting up expert services to support and assist its customers with the maze of regulations, and pursues its development in France to offer specialized services and local contacts.

2000-2020

2021

New management and new brand architecture

New brands MATHEZ FREIGHT & COMPLIANCE

New brands MATHEZ FREIGHT & COMPLIANCE


As the French group’s management changes, so a new graphic identity has been created for the updated brand architecture.

2021

2022

Structural Evolution

  • 2022: Mathez Freight Forwarding becomes a public limited company with a Supervisory Board and entrusts the Management Board to three of its executives: Frédéric Mercier (Chairman), Marion Sabatier (Managing Director) and Alexandre Herniaux (Managing Director).
2022
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