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DACHSER Denmark is German Company of the Year

Thursday June 1, DACHSER Denmark A/S was named German Company of the Year 2017 for its success in Denmark and its contribution towards renewing the industry. Copenhagen Capacity, Invest in Denmark and the Danish-German Chamber of Commerce launched the award to honor a German company, which creates growth in Denmark. The Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Anders Samuelsen presented the award.

The Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Anders Samuelsen, Finn Skovbo Pedersen and the German Company of the Year award. Photo: Danish-German Chamber of Commerce

“DACHSER won this award because of the company’s great success in Denmark and its important position in the transport and logistics industry – a position which has been built over just a few years,” says Claus Lønborg, CEO of Copenhagen Capacity. “The company currently employs more than 210 people in Copenhagen and Kolding. The office in Copenhagen also acts as the Danish and Nordic head office. From 2011 to 2015, the number of employees has increased by 7.5 percent and the revenue has grown 33 percent. This development in Denmark is remarkable and among other things it is due to a constant focus on customers.”

Out of 22 applicants only three were shortlisted and evaluated before a professional jury, this year consisting of Philipp Schröder, professor at Aarhus University; Lykke Friis, Vice President of the University of Copenhagen and Marion McPherson, CEO of Bayer A/S and representative of last year’s winner. This year, the three nominees were GROHE, SSI Schäfer and DACHSER – all three candidates highly qualified.

We are very proud of this award

”We are very proud of this award,” says Finn Skovbo Pedersen, Managing Director of DACHSER Nordic A/S who accepted the award from the Minister for Foreign Affairs Anders Samuelsen at the Confederation of Danish Industry’s offices at the heart of Copenhagen. ”The award is a recognition of the great work that everybody at DACHSER Denmark performs every day. It is a milestone for us to be named German Company of the Year 2017 because it shows that our hard work is valuable not only for our customers but also for the business community in Denmark.”

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