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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."
DACHSER grows with global supply chains

Simon considers integrated supply chain solutions for multinational customers to be one of the major sources of growth in upcoming years: "Our efficient European groupage network, customized contract logistics solutions in Europe, Asia, and the U.S., as well as our own air and sea freight network allow us to create complete supply chains." According to Simon, growth through expansion of networks is finished except for enhancements here and there. DACHSER will now be able to leverage its interlinked logistics services to achieve particularly sustainable growth.

Business development in detail

In the DACHSER European Logistics (EL) Business Line within Road Logistics, in addition to the traditionally strong performance of the ‘EL Germany’ Business Unit, the consistent export strategy of the European subsidiaries has paid off. For example, the 'EL North Central Europe,' 'EL France & Maghreb,' and 'EL Iberia' Business Units made significant contributions to the 5.3% growth in revenue. Shipping figures increased by 5.5%; tonnage rose by 6.3%.

The second Business Line of Road Logistics, DACHSER Food Logistics (3.7% growth in revenue), profited from such factors as strong use of capacity in consumer goods contract logistics. In addition, rising demand for cross-border food shipments in the European Food Network had a positive effect.

Finally, the Air & Sea Logistics Business Field also continued its global growth trend in 2014. The positive trend in sea freight was the decisive factor in the successful fiscal year.

Revenue at a glance:


Focus on agility and process orientation

DACHSER started off 2015 by changing its legal form to an SE (Societas Europaea). "By taking this action, we have created maximum legal security for our future growth as an international company and at the same time secured our independence as a 100% family-owned company," explains Simon. The new management structure, which was created in the process, has eight operational Business Units under the globally active Executive Board. This reinforces the decentralized business strategy, which gives DACHSER the ability to make decisions flexibly and quickly. "In this way," continues Simon, "we can ensure proximity to our customers, and write the next chapter in our success story."

* About the terms "Business Field," "Business Line" and "Business Unit":

Along with the change in legal form to a Societas Europaea (SE), DACHSER has reorganized its management structure, changing the designations in the process. The company provides transport logistics, warehousing, and customized services within two fundamental Business Fields: DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics and DACHSER Road Logistics. Road Logistics is further divided into two Business Lines: DACHSER European Logistics (industrial goods) and DACHSER Food Logistics. With the Business Lines, DACHSER emphasizes the three pillars on which the company's business model is based.
At the organizational level, DACHSER has created eight operational Business Units: In addition to DACHSER Food Logistics, there are the regional units European Logistics (EL) Germany, EL North Central Europe, EL France & Maghreb, and EL Iberia, as well as Air & Sea Logistics (ASL) EMEA, ASL Americas, and ASL Asia Pacific.

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