The name Fischer & Rechsteiner appears on the market for the first time back in 1870 in Venice and then in 1882 in Switzerland as the first Forwarding House of Chiasso, coinciding with the inauguration of the Lucerne-Milan railway line. It then changed from the beginning of the 1900s into "Successors Fischer & Rechsteiner" and then into F&R Sa.
Over the years, the company has experienced a significant development, coming to be an international freight forwarder medium-sized in Italian market. Today, with an adequate registered capital and with renewed logo and name, Fischer & Rechsteiner is a modern operator who can well understand and meet the needs of importing and exporting companies. We are able to offer further to the mere transfer of goods, a full range of accessorial services, essential in order to compete successfully in our branch. Considered the long experience in the maritime sector and the preferential relations with major shipping companies, FER Fischer & Rechsteiner is an ideal partner for the handling of full containers (FCL) as well as a qualified consolidator for groupage shipments (LCL) from/to many ports in the world. As IATA cargo agent, FER Fischer & Rechsteiner provides a valuable assistance for air shipments at departure and arrival, both with their own consolidations that point-to-point.
Thanks to its experienced staff, to the wide and qualified network of correspondents in the world and to its 60 years of corporate life, Fischer & Rechsteiner is able to cope and solve in a timely and professional manner the various specific issues related to exports and imports, thanks also to the establishment of foreign companies that we participate with local partners in some Countries where we have significant market positions. Branch of particular importance for FER Fischer & Rechsteiner is the Customs service: thanks to its professional team and to several accreditations achieved over time (including AEO), directly at our main owned terminal we can carry out clearance operations (both import that export) and we handle a customs and VAT warehouse. Moreover, we prepare and submit any request of authorizations relating to import and export both at the Customs districts and at the relevant ministries, and we handle the authorizations for temporary imports and exports as well as the Carnet Tir.
As far as the accessorial services are concerned, thanks to partnerships focused on qualified operators, it deserve to be mentioned: the opportunity to study specialized insurances for the goods transported (by land, sea and air) with the possibility of issuing the insurance certificates directly at our offices in real time with the expedition; the service for consular visa and visa from the Chambers of Commerce on export documents; assistance for the preparation of packaging.