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Vincent Fraile

President and CEO of VF International GmbH, a logistics and consulting company headquartered in Germany, offering supply chain management services as well as customized strategic logistics solutions to regional and multinational clients. 

 

Vincent founded VF International GmbH in 2009.  Hallmarks of the logistics operation in Germany are world class-service and state of the art equipment in signature red color.  In the past 11 years, VF International has established itself as an industry leader exceeding performance metrics including on-time delivery, cost efficiency, client satisfaction and partner success.  The company continues to grow and expand, winning within the market and expanding into new territory.   

 

Operating in logistics is a natural outcome based on the know-how that Vincent has acquired over the course of his accomplished career.  In addition to operating as a logistics provider, VF International also offers consulting services for material handling systems, warehousing, logistics and supply chain management.  For this, Vincent draws on over 35 years of experience in building distribution centers and material handling solutions for international companies (manual, semi-automatic, and fully automatic systems).    

 

After completing his education in mechanical engineering and earning a degree in International Business Vincent spent the 1980’s primarily in Europe with a few exceptions including projects in northern Africa and in Asia.  Most of these projects were completed turn-key inclusive of planning, architecture, engineering, through building completion.  Often, the selection and acquisition of real estate was also in scope.

 

Satisfied notable clients from this era include the major Japanese auto manufacturers such as Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Mercedes Benz.  Further clients from diverse industries include Mitsubishi, Epson, Fuji, Mita, Rico, Mori Seiki, Nippon, JVC, Toshiba, Nikon, Seiko, Esprit de Corps, Yanmar, and many more.

 

In the 1990’s Vincent shifted his primary business to North America founding a commercial building company headquartered in Toronto.  In this decade, Vincent completed many turnkey projects including warehouses, logistics centers, office buildings, corporate parks, manufacturing locations, retail locations, and automotive dealerships.  Several of these projects received industry recognition being awarded with building and architectural design prizes.  The list of multi-national clients include major companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Ford Motor Company, Karcher Canada, Moen, among others.

 

Having spent his formative years on several continents, Vincent is fluent in five languages.  He is at home in many cultures and countries in Europe, the Americas, and Asia.  As an avid motorist, Vincent enjoys the thrill of a finely tuned performance car.  He enjoys formula one racing albeit as a spectator.