1989 – Hungarocamion and M & S Shipping Limited registered their common British-Hungarian joint venture (50-50% stake) as Eurogate International Forwarding Company.
1990 04/02 – Eurogate started operations from our base in the UK.
Profile: freight forwarding, groupage services to Central Eastern Europe.
1990 – Eurogate took over 3 offices of M & S Shipping (Glasgow, Bradford, Dover).
+ Groupage service started to Central Eastern Europe.
+ The sale of ferry tickets began. A service which we still continue to this day.
+ Intensive service development starts in the former Soviet Union and the Central Asia region (e.g. Kazakhstan) – this includes full service: road, air, sea and rail transport – the latter is mainly based on the Russian rail network.
1991 – New Eurogate office was opened in Moscow.
Eurogate established its first subsidiary in the Netherlands as Eastgate.
1992 – The project cargo service began.
Eurogate’s every office received the ISO9002 certification.
1995 – Eurogate founded its 100% owned subsidiary in Slovakia.
Eurogate founded its Polish subsidiary in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
1995-2000 Launch of Eurogate’s largest project ever: Taskent (Uzbekistan) 420 km away in Zaravshan, a local subsidiary of New Mont Mining, which dealt with gold production, in the middle of the desert. Every item on the greenfield investment was delivered to the site by Eurogate. This was the largest investment ever in Uzbekistan.
1996 – Eurogate founded its 100% owned subsidiary in the Czech Republic.
1998 – Dr. György Nagy, CEO of Eurogate, acquired the 50% share of M & S Shipping Limited in Eurogate.
1999 – Eurogate acquired the Belgian Quest cargo carrier which Eurogate operated until 2016.
2000 – Dr. György Nagy acquired the 50% share of Hungarocamion in Eurogate and became the 100% owner of the company, which he planned to develop further on a network base in the future.
2004 – The enlargement of the European Union transformed the business structure of Central Europe. An unprecedented investment wave started coupled with EU-supported infrastructure developments that gave prosperous perspective to logistics service providers.
+ In contrast to the traditions, Central and Eastern European companies started to pay for higher and higher percentage of the cargoes.
+ The demands of the Polish, Czech, Slovakian and Hungarian markets changed, encouraging the Eurogate Group to develop a much stronger business structure. Eurogate opened up several offices in the countries where it was present, and expanded its office network.
2006 – The company was re-branded as Eurogate Logistics.
Eurogate’s office opened in Samara, Russia, at the Alcoa aluminum processing plant. The exclusive contract with Alcoa started the business of Eurogate in the region.
2008 – Due to the economic crisis and the development of the Russian political situation, Russia’s market opportunities started to decline.
+ The decline in oil prices that began in subsequent years reversed investment activity in the extractive industries, which had a significant impact on the supply of Eurogate Russian and CIS projects.
+ At the same time, the demand for logistical services in the European Union was rising, but the political situation in Russia, Turkey, North Africa, the Middle East and Iran, the natural operation area for Eurogate, continued to create unfavorable conditions for the company.
+ The EU development came to a halt, only Poland was an exception, which was exploited by Eurogate’s Polish subsidiary that started to develop dynamically: the number of offices increased to four and the turnover reached EUR 45M.
Present day: Due to the technological and IT development of the last 20 years, network development based on the former regional physical presence has also changed; today a rational-sized office network can serve a customer base with larger geographic spread. Accordingly, the Eurogate network has adapted to this situation in the past 10 years: Eurogate has 13 offices in 6 countries to meet the needs of its customers.