About FDE - A company with values

About FDE


We are a company committed to the service of our partners and customers. We are owned by ITD, and were established to cover a need from our partners and customers. A need to support international hauliers to ease his administrative hassle and in order for him to focus on his customers and his business. We aim to make life easier for our customers by offering services with administrative advantages so that the customer can focus on his business. We give the customers instant liquidity improvement by offering favourable solutions within VAT Refund and service solutions for the transportation industry. With many years of experience we are an expert in our market.

In detail:

Since 1981, the FDE Group has specialized in developing targeted service solutions primarily to the transportation industry. We offer various service solutions, which create economical and administrative advantages to our customers.

Through many years of cooperation with both national and international companies, as well as trade associations, the service provider FDE has built up a customer portfolio of more than 23,380 companies in 43 countries. FDE has 110 employees, and the main activity is VAT Refund. Today FDE is the largest VAT agency in Europe.

In our many years of service, we have built up a strong relationship with authorities in many European countries and can therefore guarantee an efficient VAT Refund process and as much VAT refunded as possible as fast as possible.

We have a dedicated team who keep us updated about the latest rules and regulations. Therefore, we can offer our partners and customers the newest information and fast implementation.

Our success originates from our professional employees. We are a company where quality and service is our foundation. It is important for us to communicate in the customers’ own language and therefore we speak 24 languages.

Our strong set of values brings our employees together. Everything we say and do is rooted in our five common values: Responsibility, Communication, Respect, Co-operation and Development.

Our History

If you want to know more about our history, please read on.

It started on the 19th June in 1948 when FDE opened its first office in a backyard in Copenhagen. Back then it was a small office, but with great aspirations. FDE stands for ‘Foreningen af Danske Eksportvognmænd’ which in English means the ‘Association of Danish Export hauliers’. We started out of our interest in export and a need for assisting the transportation industry.

As the export industry grew, so did we and moved to Krusaa, near the Danish-German border, in order to handle the large number of lorries in the export industry, who needed assistance with the necessary papers before continuing to Germany.

In 1978, the new Danish-German motorway border crossing in Froeslev, west of Padborg, opened, and since the business was increasing we again moved to larger locations in order to cope better with the increasing commercial activities.

As an association, FDE was busy providing relevant information regarding international transportation to the members. Therefore, FDE became forerunner within international transportation and could provide its members with an electronic information system, now available online. FDE continued to develop its knowledge bank regarding environment and logistics, driving time and rest periods, dangerous goods and joined several development projects.

In 1999, the activities were divided into association activities and commercial activities. The association changed its name to International Transport Danmark (Association for the Danish road transport of goods), referred to as ITD.

In 2004, we moved, together with ITD, to our new headquarter in Padborg. Its location is strategically placed near the motorway and Danish-German border where 58% of the total lorry traffic in Denmark passes every day.
Already in 2006, the headquarter had to be expanded due to the increasing activities in FDE.

In 2012 our owner, ITD, bought 80% of VIALTIS Sarl in France. With the purchase of VIALTIS, the FDE Group became locally represented across most of Europe.

Spring 2019, ITD bought the remaining 20 per cent of the shares in VIALTIS SARL, and ITD now owns the entire share capital.

FDE has always prioritized collaboration with strategic partners such as euroShell and several major motorway companies in Europe. Therefore, long-term partnerships stand as one of our success criteria.

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