In 2009, GDF NZ LTD was created to exploit a fundamental service that was missing in the supply chain for Importers and Exporters which was the service aspect of their business. Most Importers and Exporters due to the Global Financial Crisis had started moving to “just in time” services to cut down on stock holdings and the most important aspect was service as well as being able to think outside the box and offer a different solution to the run of the mill services that was being offered. Very easy to sell a “A” to “B” solution with exclusions! But something different when you are placing your business and reputation on providing a solution to a problem at a cost-effective price. Over the preceding 10 years with the on-going support of our long term clients and an experienced team, GDF NZ LTD have grown into one of the premier Boutique New Zealand freight forwarders that are know for thinking outside the box and providing cost effective solutions.
In March 2015, GDF NZ Ltd created a branch in Australia to cope with our own clients venturing into the Australian market as well as our overseas partners wanting to work with the GDF brand.
After 22 months of operating as a branch in Australia with the operations and back room work being handled in New Zealand, we made the call to open a 100% fully operated office in Australia.
On 1 st January 2019 GDF Australia PTY LTD was born and Mr Phillip Andrew Hayes was appointed Managing Director and is part owner of GDF Australia PTY LTD and in a short period of time GDF Australia has gone from strength to strength in a difficult market and has proven itself to be a premier brand in the Australian Market.
In August 2019, GDF Netherlands BV based in Amsterdam with Mr Inver Gase our Managing Director, Ms Fleur Gase our General Manager, on board opened its doors. With over 45 years of experience between them, Ms Fleur Gase is the Daughter of our Managing Director and between them they both share the same ideals as GDF NZ LTD and GDF Australia PTY LTD.
Small but Effective SERVICE focused on old fashion freight forwarding! With a personal touch, we are not afraid to think outside the box and go the extra mile for our Clients and Agents.
The GDF Group is a truly a Global Destination Forwarder!