Agristo - Customs Warehousing

Industry
Fast-moving consumer goods
Country
Belgium, the Netherlands, United Kingdom
CAS helps us support our rapidly expanding export operations. We are realising significant improvements in the time-critical export shipment process. With the investment in our Wielsbeke plant, we will increase our capacity by 50%. CAS helps the shipping department keep pace with our growth and realise bottom-line customs duty savings.
Carmen Wallays
Procurement & Logistics Director - Agristo
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Situation

Agristo is a world player in the development and production of frozen potato products. As a Belgian company with headquarters in Harelbeke and more production units in Nazareth, Wielsbeke, and Tilburg The Netherlands, Agristo specialises in offering an extremely wide range of potato-derived products, which they export to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Oceania, and Asia. Exports represent over 95% of their annual revenue. 

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Solution

Customs4trade helps companies automate and manage customs formalities with CAS, its cloud-based duty management system, resulting in assured compliance, increased speed and control, and cost savings.  CAS supports declarations in the UK, Belgium, and the Netherlands, as well as Special Procedures such as Inward Processing and Customs Warehousing.  CAS can be fully integrated with SAP or other WMS or ERP systems.

Since January 2017, Agristo has implemented CAS at four different plants in Belgium and Netherlands. CAS integrates with Agristo’s SAP system to produce export declarations to customs and to communicate with Port Community Systems. Export shipments from the brand-new plant in Wielsbeke, in Belgium were added to the platform in November 2017, and in July 2018, import shipments were integrated to realise customs duty savings with the Inward Processing (IPR) module.   

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Benefits

  • Support rapidly expanding export markets

  • Process exports faster

  • Insource customs without increase of FTE’s

  • Improve efficiency of customs operations to keep up with the company's growth

  • Realise savings for customs duties and administration costs

CAS is not only crucial to Agristo’s ongoing support of its export markets, which account for 95% of its revenue, it also proved to be an effective information hub to help them achieve AEO certification, expediting their international movement of goods and giving them a competitive advantage.
Pieter Haesaert
CEO - Customs4trade

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