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Li-Ion Ground conveyors charging at Dachser cross docking hall
11/21/2018
By 2022, logistics provider DACHSER plans to replace all of its roughly 6,000 ground conveyors in Europe with vehicles powered by energy-saving lithium-ion batteries.
10/12/2018
Collaboration with terre des hommes recognized in the category “Engagement for the Civil Society”.

DACHSER has been honored with the German CSR Award, presented by the German CSR Forum, in the “Engagement for the Civil Society” category. Bernhard Simon, CEO of DACHSER SE, and Edgar Marsh, Chairman of the Presidium of terre des hommes Germany, accepted the award from the jury foreperson for this category, Brigitta Wortmann, a member of the Board of Speakers for Germany’s National Network for Civil Society.

10/2/2018
Mark Rollinson succeeds Nick Lowe

After more than 17 years at the helm, Nick Lowe, Dachser UK’s Managing Director, was taking early retirement at the end of September. His successor is Mark Rollinson, who has previously held various management positions at Schenker and Allport Cargo Services.

9/12/2018
This season Dachser Logistics welcomes an unprecedented 31 new trainees to begin vocational training in Austria. Eleven of them are training to be professional truck drivers. Altogether, Dachser is currently training 79 future logistics specialists.
5/16/2018
Stans, May 16, 2018. Yesterday, the logistics specialist Dachser celebrated the official opening of its new Tyrol Logistics Center in the Austrian town of Stans. The company invested some 6.5 million euros in the new facility. The site covers a total of around 20,000 square meters (215,000 sq. ft.) and began operations in late 2017.
4/17/2018
For the first time, the logistics provider achieves revenue of over EUR 6 billion with growth driven by strong export business in Europe and invigorated global trade.
3/6/2018
Integration into the DACHSER network complete.
10/5/2017
Dachser has recruited Robert Kloker (34), an experienced logistics specialist with extensive knowledge of the Tirol freight forwarding and logistics market, as the new Sales Manager. Starting on October 9, 2017, Mr. Kloker will be responsible for all sales activities at Dachser Logistics Center Tirol.
9/26/2017
All across Germany, 645 young adults started their training at the logistics company DACHSER. They had a number of professional placement options to choose from: two in business, two in IT, two in the trades, and one as a professional truck driver. The family business in cooperation with universities also offers courses in business administration with a focus on freight forwarding, transport, logistics, computer science, or business IT. In Austria 27 young people started their training.
7/27/2017
Logistics provider DACHSER is investing some 6.5 million euros in a new 20,000-square-meter facility in Stans in Tyrol, Austria. DACHSER Austria has now held the symbolic groundbreaking ceremony for the new terminal, which is scheduled to begin operations in late 2017 and will create 40 new jobs.
5/24/2017
Celebrations were held yesterday as logistics provider DACHSER opened a new warehouse at its logistics center in Hörsching near Linz, Austria. The new building is a contract logistics warehouse with a storage and logistics area of 10,000 square meters with 20,000 pallet spaces. DACHSER invested some 10 million euros in the location and is creating up to 30 new jobs.
5/10/2017
In roughly four years, DACHSER has integrated its Iberian subsidiary Azkar Group into its European road network. The overland transport organizations will operate under the names of DACHSER Spain and DACHSER Portugal in the future. This was announced today by CEO Bernhard Simon, COO Road Logistics Michael Schilling, and Juan Antonio Quintana, Managing Director European Logistics Iberia, at the transport logistic trade fair in Munich.
4/26/2017
Effective immediately, DACHSER becomes majority shareholder of its partner in Ireland, Johnston Logistics Ltd. This allows DACHSER to expand and strengthen its logistics network in northwestern Europe.
4/20/2017
The Chemical Industry Association (Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V. or VCI) has extended its purchasing alliance with Dachser for another two years. The partners have enjoyed a successful collaboration on European groupage shipments from Germany since 2009 and extended it to include Air & Sea freight transport in 2015.
4/4/2017
DACHSER continued to grow in fiscal year 2016, generating consolidated gross revenue of around 5.71 billion euros—representing a consolidated revenue increase of 1.7 percent on the previous year. The number of shipments rose by 2.4 percent to 80.0 million, and tonnage by 2.4 percent to 38.2 million metric tons. This growth was driven by European overland transport as well as food logistics.
3/30/2017
DACHSER is currently creating new capacity for its overland network at several German locations. In the north, the Bremen and Hamburg locations are being expanded. Building is also under way in Alsdorf near Aachen and Dissen near Bielefeld. In total, DACHSER is investing some EUR 60 million at the four locations, creating nearly 35,000 square meters of additional warehouse and office space.
9/14/2016
DACHSER has promoted its Head of Contract Logistics, Alexander Tonn, to become the new Managing Director of European Logistics Germany. The 43-year old Tonn will take up his new position on January 1, 2017 to oversee business development of the 38 German branch offices in the European Logistics business line (overland transport and contract logistics for industrial goods). He will report to Michael Schilling, COO Road Logistics and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, who will continue to be responsible for this position in addition to his duties until the end of the year.
9/9/2016
Six hundred eighty-two trainees and students all across Germany have begun their training at logistics provider DACHSER—more than ever before. DACHSER has also set a new record for professional drivers: 87 young drivers decided to train with DACHSER this year. In total, the family-owned company is training 1,511 new recruits in 76 locations nationwide. Outside of Germany, the number of next-generation logistics trainees is 255.
8/19/2016
Experienced logistics manager Jochen Müller (52) will soon be joining the DACHSER team. On January 1, 2018, he will take over from Thomas Reuter as Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Air & Sea Logistics business field. The transition period, during which Müller will work on developing projects, will start on October 1 of this year. Thomas Reuter will remain on the Executive Board in his role as head of Air & Sea Logistics through the transition period until he retires on December 31, 2017.
6/27/2016
Logistics service provider DACHSER is investing around EUR 10 million in erecting a state-of-the-art warehouse at its Hörsching site, near Linz, to extend its capacity. The warehousing and logistics facility will have more than 10,000 square meters floor area, providing space for 20,000 pallets. Construction was officially begun in a ground-breaking ceremony on June 27. The new facility, providing thirty new jobs, is planned to start operation in early 2017.
4/20/2016
DACHSER reports strong, organic growth for fiscal year 2015. Consolidated revenue increased by 6.5 percent to EUR 5.64 billion. Shipments rose by 4.0 percent to 78.1 million, while tonnage increased by 5.2 percent to 37.3 million metric tons. The primary contributors for the positive performance were the overland freight services for food and industrial goods in Europe.
2/25/2016
New Corporate Unit is also bundling the logistics provider’s research and development activities

DACHSER has created a new central organizational unit, Corporate Solutions, Research & Development, in order to advance its business with global, industry-specific logistics solutions and bundle its research and development activities. Stefan Hohm, an experienced DACHSER manager, will head up this new Corporate Unit. He has led the Logistics Center in Hof for the past seven years.

2/19/2016
Winning awards in the categories “General load forwarding and groupage freight services” and “Food and consumer goods logistics,” DACHSER secures a double victory as the most successful logistics brand in the 2016 Image Ranking published by the „Verkehrsrundschau“ trade journal.
11/26/2015
Children’s rights, schooling, vocational training, protection of natural resources: While continuing its ten-year collaboration in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh with the children’s aid organization terre des hommes, DACHSER is expanding its commitment to additional project regions in India, Nepal, Brazil, and Namibia. Over the next five years, the logistics provider will invest over EUR 1.1 million in local aid projects to bring lasting improvements to people’s lives by helping them help themselves.
11/17/2015
DACHSER has “gone live” with its own road logistics branch in Turkey. The new site in Istanbul will be linked up to the European groupage network via the Cargoplus organization.
11/9/2015
For over 15 years now the logistics provider, DACHSER Austria has provided logistical processes for the building materials company, Quester Baustoffhandel GmbH. The long-standing partnership celebrates its anniversary.
9/24/2015
The sculpture by Erwin Kastner, which was specially created for DACHSER and the blue danube airport linz, is made of steel and granite and artistically realises the fundamental ideas of international relations and the opening of economic areas. Today the 4.5 tonne steel sculpture was ceremoniously unveiled.
9/17/2015
As the new training year begins, 530 trainees begin their professional training at DACHSER in Germany. The logistics provider is also welcoming 28 students who are taking advantage of the dual educational system to prepare for their career. The family company is currently training 1,341 logisticians at 78 locations throughout Germany.
7/7/2015
Lufthansa Cargo honored DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics in the Europe and Africa regions with the 2014 Lufthansa Cargo Quality Award for Europe & Africa. The award recognizes the logistics provider’s superior input quality. Thus, DACHSER has the highest level of reliability for bookings out of all other shipping and logistics companies participating in the competition.
7/2/2015
Air and sea freight services for global supply chains in the chemical industry

The German Chemical Industry Association VCI has extended its purchasing alliance with DACHSER to air and sea freight forwarding services. DACHSER and VCI have collaborated in the European groupage logistics segment for over six years now.

4/15/2015
In fiscal year 2014, DACHSER generated 5.2% in additional revenue. Including revenue from corporate holdings, the two Business Fields* Road Logistics and Air & Sea Logistics grew by 5.0% and 8.0% respectively. "A lively spring was followed by an extraordinarily strong fall," says Bernhard Simon, CEO of DACHSER, in summarizing the year's events. "The trend toward outsourcing internationally complex logistics tasks in particular has made a contribution to the organic growth."
3/19/2015
Kempten, March 18, 2015. DACHSER will be exhibiting at transport logistic in Munich from May 5 to 8. In Hall B6, Booth 101/202, the family-owned company will be presenting the recent expansion of its international network, custom-tailored multi-channel solutions as well as new service offerings and trend-setting IT services.
3/16/2015
DACHSER Austria manages the logistical processes for the technology company AL-KO in Austria. Storage and control of safety stock of the products of AL-KO represent the core of the service. Picking and fixed shuttle services round off the package of DACHSER. This year, the partnership celebrates its ten year anniversary.
2/17/2015
DACHSER, one of Europe's leading logistics providers, has changed its legal form to a Societas Europaea (SE) and has opened the way for the future. The family-owned company is not planning an IPO.
1/15/2015
Certification of Corporate IT in accordance with ISO 27001 renewed and enhanced. Information security in accordance with DIN ISO/IEC 27001 is not a snapshot event, but a continuous improvement process. In keeping with this principle, DACHSER not only arranges for annual audits of its Corporate IT, it currently is also having TÜV Süd review its entire software development process.

10/13/2014
With its move to a new and larger property in Willebroek, Belgium, international logistics provider DACHSER is boosting its presence in the Benelux region. New construction took five months, with the new logistics center launching its operations on October 6th. Construction included a 7,000-square-meter transit terminal with 68 gates and a three-story office building that measures 2,300 square meters.
9/22/2014
DACHSER Austria delivers SONNENTOR products to Germany, France and Switzerland. High quality organic products are grown and picked in Sprögnitz/Lower Austria and are delivered by the international logistics service providers just in time to various sales outlets.
9/19/2014
International logistics provider DACHSER continues to expand its Asia operations, taking over its partner’s shares in three countries. As a result, the family-owned company is now the sole shareholder in the company’s ventures in India and Thailand and a majority shareholder of the joint venture in Bangladesh.
9/11/2014
As the new training year begins, the logistics provider DACHSER is welcoming 589 trainees and students in Germany—a new record. They include 45 professional truck drivers. DACHSER is now training 1,378 up-and-coming logistics experts.
9/10/2014
The company magazine published by the global logistics provider DACHSER wins the gold award for the industry sector “Transport/Logistics.” The jury of the efficiency award in corporate publishing pays tribute to the magazine’s editorial concept, linguistic craftsmanship, and the opportunities for additional information that it provides.
7/28/2014
Global logistics service provider DACHSER is making a new investment in Erlensee (Main-Kinzig District of Hesse). The company is erecting a European Food Shipment Hub with a total surface of 70,000 square meters in Landendiebach. The total investment is some 25 million euros.
7/21/2014
DACHSER is now doing business in South Korea as DACHSER Korea Inc., effective July 1st. The global logistics provider has maintained a presence in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) since 2006 as MGI & DACHSER Inc. This past December, DACHSER acquired the remaining 50% of the joint venture. Together with the renaming of the company, DACHSER also moved into new offices in Seoul.
6/3/2014
On May 30th, DACHSER Ltd in the UK  opened its new integrated logistics centre in Northampton. The new facility occupies a 7.4 hectare site and represents an investment of  EUR 26 million by the company.
5/28/2014
The German Chemicals Industry Association (Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V., "VCI") extended its purchasing alliance with DACHSER by another two years. This successful partnership has been in existence since 2009; since then, the association’s SME members (small- to medium-sized enterprises) have been benefiting primarily from groupage logistics services that are specially tailored to the specifications of their industry and moreover cover all of Europe.
5/21/2014
Sonja Kelich retires and hands over responsibility of the DACHSER logistics center in Linz to Michael Rauhofer.
5/20/2014
DACHSER enters the Finnish overland transport market on June 1, 2014 and has established the joint venture DACHSER Finland Oy for this purpose. ACE Logistics Group—a network partner headquartered in Tallinn (Estonia) with whom DACHSER has already collaborated for over fifteen years in the Baltic nations— holds a fifty percent equity interest in the JV.
5/19/2014
Günter Hirschbeck (47) is taking over as Managing Director Austria at international logistics provider DACHSER.
4/9/2014
A strong second half-year and the successful integration of the two Spanish acquisitions, Azkar and Transunion, boosted DACHSER’s revenue in 2013.
2/9/2014
Company achieves top ratings in the load forwarding and groupage freight services category as well as food and consumer goods logistics and air freight and international sea container services
1/14/2014
Logistics provider DACHSER  is expanding its presence in Switzerland with the opening of its new site in the Bern region. The international company is enhancing its global operations by establishing its ninth Swiss site that will occupy an area of 12,200 square meters, and create around 40 new jobs in the region.
12/15/2013
A little more than ten months after the acquisition by DACHSER, the Spanish air and sea freight forwarder Transunion, S.A., is completing its integration into the network of the global logistics provider. Starting on 1 January 2014, the company will be operating as DACHSER Spain Air & Sea Logistics, S.A.U.
12/10/2013
Peter Bauer will transfer his responsibilities as Country Manager Switzerland for DACHSER, the international logistics service provider, to Urs Häner at the end of 2013, when Bauer retires from the company.
12/1/2013
Rosenbauer supplies customized state of the art technology from Austria to airports throughout the world, and this calls for sophisticated project logistics from DACHSER Austria Air & Sea.
11/25/2013
DACHSER continues its global expansion in the Air & Sea Logistics business field by forming a joint venture in Indonesia starting November 18.
10/29/2013
End of October DACHSER Himberg was awarded by the Economic Chamber of Lower Austria as a training company in the Transportation division .
10/24/2013
End of October DACHSER organizes the transport of a 95 tonne generator from Graz to Tampa / Florida.
10/22/2013
DACHSER has increased its stake in Oy Waco Logistics Finland. The air and sea freight logistics company headquartered in Vantaa, southern Finland, not far from the capital Helsinki, has additional sites in the commercial centers Lahti, Oulo, Tampere, and Vaasa and therefore completely covers the “land of a thousand lakes.” In 2012, 54 employees generated almost EUR 24 million in revenue for the company.
10/7/2013
International logistics provider DACHSER begins using a new logistics facility in Gothenburg starting 2014.
9/10/2013
This year, 481 young men and women have chosen to pursue an education with logistics provider DACHSER in Germany. Each of them embarks upon the road to vocational and professional training on either August 1st or September 1st. In addition to training in business, IT, and technical positions, DACHSER’s training also covers the industrial sector as well as the professional driver industry. Another 36 college students are commencing their dual study programs in the field of freight forwarding/transport/logistics.
8/22/2013
Logistics provider DACHSER is investing roughly EUR 50 million in three sites in Germany: Langenau, Kornwestheim, and Schönefeld.

Kempten, August 22, 2013. As the new European Food Network is launched, DACHSER is heavily investing in its Food Logistics business field. At three locations in Germany, the logistics provider simultaneously started up new facilities in the summer of 2013 for the transshipment and storage of food.

8/8/2013
At spoga+gafa (September 8-10, 2013) Cologne welcomes “the whole world of the garden“. A very special green thumb – one for logistics in fact – is a feature of DACHSER (Stand D001, Hall 6.1), given that since last year´s edition of the show the network of the international logistics supplier, has now grown to 41 countries with the inclusion of Spain, Argentina, Peru, Vietnam and Turkey.
6/27/2013
Kempten, June 27, 2013. As of July 1, Burkhard Eling (42) will be taking over the Finance, Legal, and Tax (FLT) Department at logistics provider DACHSER. He succeeds Professor Dr. Dieter Truxius, who will remain a member of the company’s management until he retires at the end of the year.
6/24/2013
Kempten, 24.06.2013. Effective 1 July, the internationally operating logistics provider, Dachser, is to set up a strategic partnership with the Dutch family enterprise Bakker Logistiek Groep. From October, both companies will offer the standardized vivengo product world within the scope of the European Food Network.
6/12/2013
Twelve established European food logistics providers will in futurecooperate in a powerful pan-European association. The “European Food Network”stands for reliable, transnational food logistics with uniform standards. From 1 October the new “vivengo” product world will also be introduced across the network.
5/12/2013
Hörsching, May 12th, 2013. At the start of the peak season, Biohort, a company in Upper Austria that manufactures high-quality garden sheds, relies on the logistics services of its partner, DACHSER Austria.
3/20/2013
Kempten, Munich. 20 March 2013. DACHSER closed the 2012 financial year with new record highs in terms of overall revenue and staff numbers. Revenue growth nevertheless slowed to 3.7 percent. DACHSER has set initial growth impulses for 2013 with the acquisitions of the Spanish logistics providers Azkar and Transunion. Including revenues from these acquisitions and expected organic growth, DACHSER aims to surpass the 5-billion-euro revenue threshold for the first time in the current fiscal year.
1/23/2013
Kempten, 23 January 2013. On 1 January the internationally operating logistics provider, DACHSER, acquired 100 percent of the shares in the joint venture DACHSER Netherlands Air & Sea Logistics B.V. established in 2008.
1/17/2013
Kempten/Valencia, 17.01.2013. Effective retroactively from the beginning of the year, the internationally operating logistics provider, DACHSER, has acquired the Spanish air and sea freight forwarder Transunion S. A. subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. The company employs a staff of 235. In addition to nine offices in Spain the company is also represented in Turkey, Argentina, Peru and Mexico.
12/17/2012
Kempten/Berlin, 17 December 2012. The Berlin production site of Rudolf Wild GmbH & Co. KG relies on the electronic interchange of logistics data. The producer of natural ingredients and intermediate products for the food industry is the ten thousandth user to benefit from the advantages of closely meshed logistics systems and has linked its transport and warehouse systems via an interface to DACHSER’s EDI centre.
12/12/2012
Kempten/Madrid, 12 December 2012. Effective 15 January 2013 subject to the approval of the anti-trust authorities the internationally operating logistics provider DACHSER is to acquire the Spanish logistics provider, Azkar S.A. DACHSER has held a 10 percent stake in its Iberian logistics partner since 2008.
11/15/2012
Kempten/Port Elizabeth, 15 November 2012. DACHSER South Africa, the local organization of the internationally operating logistics provider, recently opened a fourth branch office in Port Elizabeth, extending an established network of South African offices in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.
10/8/2012
Kempten/Ho Chi Minh City. 8 October 2012. DACHSER is continuing to pursue its worldwide expansion course and at the beginning of October established a joint venture in Vietnam. Majority shareholder is DACHSER Far East Ltd. in Hong Kong.
9/3/2012
Hong Kong, Kempten. 3 September 2012. The internationally operating logistics provider, DACHSER, is opening a new branch office in Nanjing, thus extending its network of locations in the Yangtze River Delta.
8/27/2012
Kempten/Koblenz, 27 August 2012. DACHSER Food Logistics is expanding its full-coverage logistics network for temperature-controlled food logistics with a new branch office in Koblenz.
7/13/2012
Kempten/Nogarole Rocca, 13 July 2012. After approx. two and a half years of successful cooperation, DACHSER acquires a 50 percent shareholding in its Italian partner Papp Italia.
5/7/2012
Kempten/Kuala Lumpur, 7 May 2012. DACHSER is continuing to pursue its worldwide expansion course and established a joint venture in Malaysia at the beginning of May.
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