DACHSER focuses on more loading space
Since April 2021, DACHSER has opted exclusively for so-called ‘mega trailers’ when purchasing new semi-trailers in Germany. Because of their more generous cargo space dimensions - with otherwise the same length and width - the mega trailers achieve better fuel economy than standard semi-trailers, especially over long distances. Full conversion of the German fleet is scheduled to be completed by 2027, with some 680 new mega trailers in total. In the next few years, DACHSER will also start replacing its fleets in the 24 other European countries where it is represented through its European Logistics business line.
“A high degree of stability and reliability”
Even if concrete forecasts are currently difficult, there is cause for cautious optimism. CEO Burkhard Eling on initial trends and an outlook for 2021.
Change is his steady state
Stefan Hohm took on the role of Chief Development Officer (CDO) at DACHSER in January 2021. He is now responsible for the new IT & Development (ITD) executive unit, which deals with research and development, innovation topics, IT, contract logistics, and global industry solutions. The 48-year-old began his career at the company with a dual-study program in 1992. Today, almost thirty years later, he is just as enthusiastic, energetic, and passionate about DACHSER and logistics as ever before. We interviewed him to find out what has shaped his career to date, and how he is managing his new responsibilities as a member of the Executive Board.
High hopes for hydrogen - A look at future technologies
What role does hydrogen play in designing logistics without greenhouse gas emissions? A check on the energy source H2.
DACHSER Food Logistics opens new location for the Milan region
DACHSER Food Logistics has opened a new location in Massalengo just outside Milan, in the Lombardy region. The new location’s proximity to the A1 highway offers food producers a fast connection to all parts of Italy as well as the whole of Europe.
DACHSER expands emission-free city deliveries to eleven European cities
By the end of 2022, DACHSER deliveries to the city centers of at least eleven European metropolitan regions will be emission-free. To date, DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery has been implemented in Stuttgart, Freiburg, and Oslo. Preparations are now also underway in Berlin, Munich, Strasbourg, Paris, Prague, Copenhagen, Madrid, and Porto.
DACHSER Climate Protection: Long-term climate protection strategy
Active climate protection is part of DACHSER's integrative responsibility. The logistics provider is leading the way in climate protection on the basis of efficient logistics and technical innovations, also together with customers and partners who also want to actively shape the change in logistics to low- and zero-emission technologies. Only in this way can the 2-degree target of the Paris Agreement and the climate protection goals of the European Union and many other countries be achieved in the medium and long term.
DACHSER Chem-Logistics: Chemicals in safe hands
The chemical industry is one of the most successful and competitive industries there is, supplying virtually all other sectors with crucial intermediate and end products as well as solutions. This is made possible by high production standards, comprehensive infrastructure, and tailored logistics with a clear focus on reliability, quality, and safety.
DACHSER builds new warehouse in Memmingen
DACHSER is expanding its Allgäu logistics center with high-bay storage for non-chilled food and food packaging. The family-owned company is investing some EUR 25 million in the project. Designed for sustainable operations, the new warehouse is due to open in summer 2022.
DACHSER Shanghai receives CEIV Pharma certification
At the end of March this year, DACHSER’s Shanghai branch and its office at Shanghai Airport obtained Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification from IATA. This marks a further expansion of the logistics provider’s network services in the life science and healthcare sector.
The women fighting the coronavirus
Right at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, a distribution company based in northern Spain aligned itself with the new market requirements: in 2020, Pharmediq enlisted DACHSER’s help to transport more than 100 million masks and other protective equipment to locations in Spain and other European countries.
Customer confidence strengthened: DACHSER is satisfied with the year´s results
DACHSER can look back on a successful 2020, which was characterized by the loyalty and climate of mutual trust between the logistics provider, its customers, and its transport partners. DACHSER’s consolidated net revenue totaled EUR 5.61 billion, a slight decrease of 0.9 percent compared to the previous year.
A tailored way in
Departing an international airport to arrive in the DACHSER world: For Maria Bäurle, the trainee program for young professionals led to a precision landing in her dream job.
Challenging and nurturing: Being a DACHSER trainee
Vera Weidemann, Head of Corporate Human Resources at DACHSER, talks about ways people with a talent for logistics can enter the DACHSER world.
DACHSER Morocco opens new warehouse in Tanger Med
Situated 14 kilometers from the shores of Europe, the Tanger Med port complex is the Mediterranean’s leading container port and a crucial component of Morocco’s ability to compete logistically. In response to growing demand among its customers, DACHSER Morocco has opened a new warehouse in this dynamic area.
A solid footing worldwide
Homes without any wood-based products from Austrian manufacturer Kaindl/Kronospan are few and far between. Achieving such widespread distribution poses quite the logistical challenge.