The company's creation
Jean-Pierre BANSARD established Bansard as a family-owned company whose primary activity was European road transportation. In 1965, Bansard launched its air freight department, with its first office located in Orly, before opening a second in Roissy CDG (Charles de Gaulle).
Creation of the customs department and the first warehouse
To expand its range of International services, Bansard International opened a customs department and bonded warehouse in Orly. It began offering a variety of logistics solutions to its customers.
Mr. Simon PINTO becomes Chairman of the Bansard International Group
Mr. Simon PINTO, who initially joined Bansard in 2000, takes on the role of President and the majority shareholder of the BANSARD INTERNATIONAL GROUP. Under his leadership, Bansard International accelerates its international expansion with the opening of offices in China and Belgium.
Bansard opened 39% of its capital to ALLPORT UK. Ensuing years, Bansard strengthens its proximity policy in France by opening offices in Poitiers, Limoges, and Strasbourg...
Opening of new branches
Bansard International opens more offices in China and new branches in Spain, India, Morocco and Tunisia. In addition to that, Bansard International returns to its original business. The road service opens its Container Freight Station in North Africa (Maghreb) running groupage lines to Maghreb from its stations in France and Belgium.
Multi-channel supply chain
Bansard International Group acquires CrossLog, renamed CrossLog International. They specialize in e-logistics and editing softwares such as WMS, TMS, and IT tools for online retailers.
Bansard International Group also offers organization tools to allow optimal management of B2B and B2C logistics.
Bansard International continues to expand its international footprint with openings in Bangladesh and Thailand.
The PINTO family takes over 100% of the group's shareholding.
In a sustained period of growth, Bansard International opens new subsidiaries in Vietnam and Israel. Bansard China opens its 11th office in Nanjing.
Bansard International acquires several bonded warehouses to facilitate the management of its multi-modal and cross-channel operations in Europe and Southeast Asia, especially China.
Bansard focuses on North and Latin America markets
Bansard International strengthened its presence in Southeast Asia. It opened a branch in Cambodia and in Singapore, creating a gateway to Southeast Asia.
The Group, which is well established in Europe, in Southeast Asia and North Africa, expanded its operations in North America by creating a joint venture with ANKER INTERNATIONAL USA, with offices and facilities in Atlanta, New York, Miami and Los Angeles.
Bansard International also opens an office in Mexico to develop the Latin America region and establish reliable and sustainable partnerships.
The digitalisation of the group with the implementation of the TMS CargoWise One
Bansard International acquired a stake in Cargo Line International
The investment follows several years of collaboration and is also Bansard's first-ever concrete link to the Australian market, which constitutes yet another significant milestone in the Group’s history.
Specialisation and creation of entities
Creation of an entity dedicated to aeronautics and a company specialising in customs operations. This will be followed by B-FLEXEE, an entity specialising in emergency transport, as well as new solutions dedicated to Brexit, luxury goods and the transport of perishable goods.
Bansard CSR approach
The group adopts a CSR approach for more responsible logistics (economic, social and environmental).
Integration with the SEKO Logistics Group
Bansard International joins the American group SEKO Logistics. This operation will bring benefits for customers and all employees, offering better geographical coverage and complementary service and products.