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Not all companies are the same

Over 40 years ago, Mr Dieter Haltmayer founded Quick Cargo Service, a charismatic character with bags of enthusiasm, a work ethic unparalleled in the industry and innovative ideas ahead of his time. Through strong relationships and organic growth the QCS Group has expanded to become one of the leading privately owned IATA Logistics companies in Europe. With 17 offices through Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland and the United Kingdom.

Nothing is impossible

We believe nothing is impossible, whether shipping for the first time, expanding into a new market or looking for a partner that understands your business. Our aim is to make your shipping process as easy as possible, we get to know you, we like to have a chat, provide advice and keep you informed of your shipments progress. Simple really, but not everyone does this, often larger forwarders focus only on one aspect of your freights journey, we are accountable for each step. Our professional experienced team know that by getting it right first time, reputations are built, business is repeated and costs in your fiscal supply chain controlled. We work closely with the Department of Trade, Enterprise Europe and Chamber of Commerce to provide external consultancy services. By achieving on what we promise, we free up your time so you can succeed in your goals; big or small.

The Haltmayer Family
Richard Arnold, Sales Director

Know your UK partner

Strategically based at London Heathrow with direct access to all major air and shipping lines, we focus on offering comprehensive import and export services at every UK Air and Sea Port. In 2013, after 33 years, QCS UK became part of the QCS Group building on an already strong relationship seeing the expansion of both companies. We specialise in helping companies navigate the complex stages of expansion into new markets, with flexible and scalable strategies. Owner Richard offers a hands on approach, supported by the team who hold a wealth of knowledge and experience; enabling us to offer customer focused solutions to even the smallest of companies. Simply, we never forget that your relationship means everything to us, which is why we never take it for granted and provide a dedicated client manager to look after you.

Little acorns to mighty oaks

All successful business that stand the test of time start with solid foundations, this is true of the QCS Group. Starting from a single VW Camper Van that remained a trademark for many years, to three generations leading the business. Now boasting a 40 year history, over 250 employees, 10 offices in Germany, 7 offices in Europe. Times may have changed, but the value we place upon relationships is still at the heart of what we do. Our growth has seen the expansion of new offices, sea freight terminal, investment in our teams and a sterling reputation being built over many years. Known industry wide for providing a strong European presence, building global relationships and forging alliances (WCA, SCN, AON, WPA, IGLU, CCA, and  ALG).



Well respected in providing International Logistics services for over 40 years; building partnerships through enhanced customer interaction and integrity.


Informed and practical solutions and guidance from our expert team, enabling you and your business to exceed your customer’s expectations.


Giving you peace of mind by understanding your needs, ethical working practices, keeping you informed and above all handling your cargo with care.


Competently moving your cargo through our network of certified trusted partners, providing you with a global service guaranteed by our industry recognised accreditations.


BIFA - British International Freight Association

BIFA represents over 1500 UK companies in the logistics and supply chain management sector. Members of BIFA are organisations engaged in the movement of freight to/from the UK by all modes of transport: air, road, sea and rail. BIFA members trade under a nationally accepted set of Standard Trading Conditions that are backed in the insurance sector.

IATA - International Air Transport Association

IATA is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 265 airlines or 83% of total air traffic. They help airlines to operate safely, securely, efficiently, and economically under clearly defined rules. For nearly 70 years, IATA have developed global commercial standards upon which the air transport industry is built. Their aim is to assist airlines by simplifying processes and increasing passenger convenience while reducing costs and improving efficiency.

FIATA - International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations

FIATA, a non-governmental organisation, represents today an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms. FIATA works to improve the quality of services rendered by freight forwarders by developing uniform forwarding documents and standard trading conditions.

CAA - Civil Aviation Authority

CAA is the organisation which oversees and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in the UK. Our compliance to the regulations of the CAA will ensure that during the transit of your shipment in the UK, it will adhere to the correct laws and standards set out.

ISO 9001 - Bureau Vertitas Certification

ISO 9001 is an internationally recognised quality management system standard published by ISO (International Organisation of Standardisation). It is based on eight quality management principles and provides a framework for managing an organisation’s quality process: system approach, continual improvement, decision making, supplier relationships, customer focus, leadership, involvement of people and process approach.