Benefiting from digital standards
In October 2021, DACHSER has joined forces with other companies in the logistics industry to establish the non-profit Open Logistics Foundation. In this interview, DACHSER CEO Burkhard Eling and CDO Stefan Hohm talk about the background and objective behind this initiative, which aims to increase digitalization and standardization, as well as its limits.
Open source – innovation as a philosophy
Software with freely accessible source code is resulting in the creation of more and more new IT systems and business models. Companies need to confront the open-source trend in digitalization.
As soon as the sun comes out, people start firing up their grills. Products from US grill manufacturer Char-Broil need to be in DIY stores or delivered directly to customers’ homes in time for the start of the season. The DACHSER teams in Malsch and their colleagues in DACHSER DIY Logistics tackle this logistical challenge together.
In logistics, the pandemic is making dispatch processes more complex, especially for sea freight. As Ocean Freight LCL Manager Asia Pacific, Carolin Choy sees these challenges as opportunities. Luckily, she has a hobby that helps her.
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DACHSER expands at its Überherrn location
DACHSER puts a second contract logistics warehouse and new office space into operation at its Überherrn location. This expansion increases the location’s contract logistics capacity to 62,000 sqm, with space to house a total of 110,000 pallets.
DACHSER at the International Supply Chain Conference
Once again DACHSER will be appearing at the International Supply Chain Conference (Deutscher Logistik-Kongress) in Berlin. Featuring the theme Inspire – Encourage – Act, the conference will open on October 23, 2019. An open dialog on logistics and supply chain management will take place at the InterContinental/Schweizerhof hotel.
New location for DACHSER in Freiburg
DACHSER has acquired some 65,000 m2 of real estate in the Breisgau industrial park in Eschbach, a town near Freiburg, Germany. In August 2018, the logistics provider will start construction on a new logistics center, which will include a transit terminal with a total area of 6,117 m2 and 82 docking bays, plus a two-story office building. Completion of construction and the subsequent move are planned for mid-2019.
DACHSER announces Executive Board for the future
After 31 years of close cooperation in operational management positions at DACHSER, CEO Bernhard Simon and his deputy Michael Schilling, COO Road Logistics, will join the logistics provider’s Supervisory Board in 2021, with Bernhard Simon becoming its chairperson. Burkhard Eling, who joined the DACHSER Executive Board as CFO in 2013, will become the new CEO of the family-owned company on January 1, 2021.
Johnston Logistics to become DACHSER Ireland
Two years ago, DACHSER acquired a majority share in Irish logistics company Johnston Logistics Ltd. The process of fully integrating it into the DACHSER network is now nearing completion with the rebranding and associated name change to DACHSER Ireland Ltd. DACHSER made the official announcement today at the transport logistic trade fair in Munich.
Brexit checklist - what should you watch out for?
What should DACHSER customers pay attention to in the case of a hard Brexit?
Delays when it comes to border crossing would be a major challenge in the case of a hard Brexit - the other would be the new bureaucratic burden of goods traffic with Great Britain. First and foremost, longer waiting times through border controls and customs clearance of all goods should be expected under WTO rules. For companies that send shipments to and from the UK, we have summarized them in our Brexit checklist that can be downloaded below:
New Managing Director for DACHSER European Logistics Iberia
Celestino Silva will take over as Managing Director of DACHSER’s European Logistics (EL) Iberia business unit. He succeeds Juan Quintana, who has opted to leave the company to pursue new professional opportunities.
DACHSER expands branch in Czech Republic
DACHSER Czech Republic has signed a contract for a new warehouse and administration building for its branch in Ostrava. The overall surface area is 3.900 square metres. Twenty new jobs will be offered in the extended branch. DACHSER plans to move to the new premises in the middle of the summer holidays.
DACHSER pursues sustainable growth
DACHSER posted substantial growth once again in 2018. The logistics provider increased its consolidated net revenue by 5.5 percent to EUR 5.57 billion. As they did last year, shipment numbers increased, rising by 2.5 percent to 83.7 million; tonnage rose 3.0 percent to 41.3 million metric tons. With 30,609 employees in total, up 1,511 from the preceding year, DACHSER’s workforce reached a record high.
DACHSER named one of Germany’s most successful logistics brands
LOGISTIK HEUTE and BVL have awarded DACHSER second place in the “Road transport services” category.