Private Enterprise “RIO-TRANS” was established in summer of 2008 by two partners Hoshko Oleh Oleksiiovych and Shmakov Ruslan Oleksiiovych.
Year 2008 was the time of extremely difficult challenges and perturbations in economy, however it did not stop the partners. The first office we rented was a very small room of 12m2 on the top floor of the hotel and restaurant complex, in which we could hardly place two computer tables and a cabinet for documents.
Our enterprise was established as a forwarding company. The owners worked by themselves during the first year trying to prove themselves to be good, earn confidence of the partners and set initial capital.
The first vehicle of the company was light duty vehicle Renault, purchased in the same 2008. Two employees joined the owners – a driver and an accountant.
Continuing to work persistently, we gradually expanded our capacity. The customer base increased so much that in 2009 we decided to establish the subsidiary company PE “RIO-Logistik”, exclusively for serving logistic direction of our activities. We were able to perceive quick growth of logistics in time following the crisis of 2008, and owing to our persistent work we could raise our business to the new levels.
Expanding our capacity step by step, we purchased freight truck MAN with 90 m3 semitrailer in 2010. During this period make MAN was defined as the base make in course of expansion of the company park. The number of employees increased to 6 thousand persons.
In 2011, we purchased one more truck MAN. In the same year we became the members of Association of International Automobile Carriers (АсМАП) of Ukraine. It allowed us to work in TIR system that considerably increased our capacity.
In 2012, we bought a land plot with a dilapidated building of a pumping station in the city of Kalush and started construction of an office and garage building. The dream of own office began to be realized.
Since the Company's establishment and until today, we have transported just an incredible amount of cargoes to every corner of Ukraine, Europe and the CIS. Beside having our own truck fleet, we involve more than 3000 transport operators from Ukraine and from other European countries to transport the cargoes. Moreover, their number is constantly increasing, both quantitatively and geographically.
The Company has also built a portfolio of more than 200 corporate clients to whom it provides a full range of road transport and logistics services. We are proud that relations with our partners have not been purely business-related for a long time. We feel an incredible pleasure and excitement when the partners not only thank us for the quality of work done, but also point out that we provide a fundamentally different type of logistics service in which friendly, partnership relations prevail over financial relations.
In 2016, the company finally moved to a new office space with its own repair area and garage for trucks. With renewed vigour, the Company continued to increase its power in all spheres of its activity. The Company hired many new employees, the number of which, by that time, was already 25 people.
Our company provides all kinds of road freight transportation services internationally and within Ukraine. The geography of our transportation services is expanding as fast as the Company itself.
As of 2017, our Company has doubled its own office space, and today it owns 7 MAN freight trucks. We continue to work hard and enter new sectors and areas of activity. In early 2018, all drivers and company management were trained and licensed to transport dangerous goods (ADR). This has taken us to a completely new level and opened an extremely wide field for action and improvement.
Today, the total number of personnel employed by the Company is 52 employees. The Company also plans to create another 20 jobs in the next year.
All of these achievements would not have been possible without our loyal workers who work 16 hours a day to achieve their goals. Private Enterprise “RIO-TRANS” does not stand still, but is rapidly developing together with its clients, and tries to become the best in every sphere of its business. We have a great team spirit. We often gather for a variety of corporate events and travel together.
We want our Company to be a big family, where people achieve incredible success thanks to the support of their colleagues.
Our basic principle - Success through partnership!