SAMURAI are thrilled to announce our exciting new partnership with Bleckmann - a European expert in supply chain management - to be our logistics partner for freight forwarding and cross-docking in Europe, helping to supply our European partners and customers in a more reliable and cost effective way.


For over 150 years, Bleckmann have strived to serve their client's the best, evolving from a small transport supplier in the textile industry into a world class logistics partner of choice for many international and lifestyle brands.

SAMURAI have been on a journey to pivot our business model, from a sole focus on premium sportswear in the rugby and multi-sports world, to also offering direct-to-consumer e-commerce based and retail collections. Bleckmann’s proven track record as a market leader in fulfilment services and their strong bases in Europe are crucial to help guide and build our European growth strategy. They will be able to better serve our existing and future customers in Europe, from core B2B teamwear to help support our D2C expansion. 

Our CEO of SAMURAI, Stefano Schivo said: “Partnering with Bleckmann is crucial for the scalability of our business as we intend to deliver an aggressive and ambitious growth strategy in the coming years”. 


Bleckmann will manage the entire logistics from our factories in the Far East to Rotterdam and through the distribution centre in Beveren-Leie, Belgium. This central location in the heart of Europe enables more efficient and cost-effective fulfilment of our European orders. Bleckmann will also become our preferred freight-forwarder into the UK, increasing the security and trackability of our deliveries.

Stefano Schivo, continued: “The size and expertise of this logistic player in the fashion industry are unique – we believe that the Bleckmann-family will support our growth by serving our European customers better than we do today. We trust their experience in D2C to support our plans in that direction too and we are looking forward to going live in the coming weeks”

Leon Pepper, Sales & Business Development Manager at Bleckmann: “We are happy to announce that SAMURAI have chosen Bleckmann as their logistics partner for selected operations in Europe. Soon we will be starting our European collaboration from Belgium for freight forwarding and x-dock orders out to existing SAMURAI customers.”


For more information on Bleckmann, visit their website here.

June 07, 2022 — Samurai Sportswear