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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.
The logistics provider has launched a new daily route with two modular vehicles connecting San Sebastian with Valencia and Albacete, on a round trip. This initiative reinforces the commitment of DACHSER for the optimization of costs and resources, with the reduction of the number of vehicles on the road, greater load capacity and lower environmental impact.
DACHSER’s Cologne logistics center has started deploying pedelecs for city-center deliveries. In addition to helping improve air quality, this move by the logistics provider is a response to the increasing number of driving restrictions, traffic jams, and construction zones that make it difficult to deliver to city centers with conventional trucks. Driving restrictions are due to come into force in Cologne’s low-emission zone on April 1, 2019.
Simplified customs processes, greater flexibility and safety in the flow of goods as well as cost optimization: these are only some of the benefits the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Certification offers Aerospace Cargo Logistics’ (ACL) customers.
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.
More than 20 years of collaboration between our company and the Food Bank of Burgos were celebrated last Friday at the headquarters of the non-profit organization.
This year, the logistics provider will again be organizing charter flights for the Frankfurt—Shanghai—Frankfurt route, thus offering customers in central Europe and China weekly round trips during air freight’s peak season.
The chemical sector in Spain has grown by 27% in business volume in the last year and 54% in exports in the last ten years, according to the Spanish Chemical Industry Business Federation. The logistics operator offers chemical manufacturers and distributors a unique specialized industry solution, DACHSER Chem-Logistics, with a highly standardized European distribution network of 37 countries and industry-specific expertise, such as 23 SQAS (Safety and Quality Assessment for Sustainability) assessed branches.
With extensive previous experience in logistics, Mark Rollinson succeeds Nick Lowe, after 17 years in the management of the national organization. The logistics provider will continue with the new direction the same line maintained so far, with the aim of expanding business opportunities with Iberia, through the optimization and extension of the current direct routes by road, between San Sebastián and Northampton and Dartford, respectively.
The logistics operator highlights teamwork as key value in the success of the Movistar team, in a year in which DACHSER also celebrates its 10th anniversary as Official Logistics and one of the main sponsors of the competition.
The logistics operator strengthens its presence in Überherrn, in the German state of Saarland, with an investment of 15 million euros in a new warehouse, which increases storage area in 62,000 m2. DACHSER also intensified its presence in Poland with the opening of new facilities in Sosnowiec to solve the country's growing logistics demand.
The logistics operator sponsors the 36th edition of the Casas Novas International Jumping Competition CSI4 * for another year, held from July 20 to 22 by the Casas Novas Equestrian Center in La Coruña. Throughout the three days of competition, there will be 9 races that will bring together the best international riders.
Servicing its customers from the chemical industry, DACHSER demonstrates its commitment to excellence in processes, safety and quality with the successful Safety and Quality Assessment for Sustainability (SQAS) assessment for its Valencia branch. As part of this commitment to the continuous improvement of the solution DACHSER Chem-Logistics this assessment adds to the one obtained in 2016 at Barcelona North branch.
The company takes part in the international event, Global DIY Summit, for the sixth consecutive year, participating as the main logistics partner for retailers and manufacturers of the DIY industry. Held in Barcelona on June 13 and 14, DACHSER has showcased in its stand the advantages of the specialized solution, DACHSER DIY-Logistics.
DACHSER presents its new logistic center in Logroño to over 50 clients and media, after an investment of 3.8 million euros and with a 15% staff growth forecast for the upcoming years. Juan Quintana, Managing Director EL DACHSER Iberia: "La Rioja has a privileged location due to its great connectivity with DACHSER’s European network, this makes Logroño a strategic area for profitable business".
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.
In spring 2018, Mercedes-Benz will deliver ten fully electric heavy eActros trucks to transport companies and fleet operators in Germany and Switzerland. DACHSER has secured one of these sought-after vehicles from what’s known as the innovation fleet and will be putting it through its paces.
DACHSER fully acquired the Italian food logistics provider Papp Italia. Effective immediately, the branch in Verona in northern Italy is now called DACHSER Italy Food Logistics S.R.L.
Jochen Müller took up the role of Chief Operations Officer (COO) for DACHSER’s Air & Sea Logistics business field on January 1, 2018. He replaces Thomas Reuter, who retired at the end of last year after 39 years at DACHSER. Müller joined DACHSER on October 1, 2016 to prepare for his duties as COO.
Blockchain is a technology that allows users to execute and document transactions in a secure environment without the use of intermediaries such as banks, platforms or notaries. This makes it attractive not only to the finance sector but to the logistics industry as well. But does it really harbor the potential to increase security, accelerate processes and cut costs?
As part of the presentation of the European Transport Award for Sustainability (ETPN), this year DACHSER received the Special Award for Corporate Social Responsibility. The company came first in the Transportation and Forwarding Companies category.
The logistics operator strengthens its logistics network in France, Poland and Slovakia, in the coming months. This initiative will improve network capacity and its connection with the rest of Europe, thanks to the inauguration of two new warehouses and the renovation of two more in these countries.
The logistics operator receives the number 200 trailer from its supplier Krone, in a symbolic event in Madrid. DACHSER thus strengthens its commitment to the improvement of its fleet in Iberia, where it has renewed over 500 vehicles in the past three years.
Over 30 professionals from DACHSER, official logistics company and main sponsor of La Vuelta, manage all 29 vehicles supplied to carry out logistics operation for the competition. The logistics provider also sponsors the Team Classification Award, as an example of the importance of common effort and companionship in DACHSER.
The logistics operator will be one of the main sponsors of the equestrian competition, this year under a new identity after announcing Azkar’s rebranding in May.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DACHSER, leader in the European logistics sector, will again be present at the International Ceramics Trade Fair CEVISAMA, that will be held from 20th to 24th February in Valencia.
The secrets of the 72nd edition of La Vuelta were revealed in its official presentation last night and Azkar DACHSER Group has begun to organize its deployment as Official Logistics and main sponsor for the ninth consecutive year. The main developments this year include the departure from Nîmes in France and the passage of the round for Andorra, before starting its march through the Mediterranean until its closure in Madrid on 10 September.
The Safety and Quality Assessment System (SQAS) certificate obtained in transport services ensures excellence in quality, safety and operational procedures for customers in the chemical sector.
DACHSER, the logistics provider, collaborates with "Terre des Hommes" in a project to facilitate the supply of water to the region of Maharashtra (India), affected by a prolonged period of drought.
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.
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.
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.
Kempten, May 26, 2016—DACHSER receives recognition for its outstanding performance as logistics supplier, winning Lufthansa Cargo’s “Planet Award of Excellence” for the first time as part of their global cooperation.
The leading transport and logistics company took part in the industry’s reference event of UK and Ireland
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.
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.

Logifrio, the leading provider for temperature-controlled food transport on the Iberian Peninsula, is a new partner in the European Food Network.
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.
International logistics provider DACHSER is repositioning itself in Greater Paris with two new locations in Wissous and Pantin. Paris Wissous, located near Paris-Orly International Airport, serves as a transshipment point for industrial goods. The new Pantin location, northeast of the French capital, is in charge of supply to downtown Paris.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Based on the choice of 400 decision makers from industry and retail, renowned German industry magazine awarded load forwarding and groupage freight services, food logistics and air & sea freight services.
Recent data show that the exportation of ceramic paving and cladding by Spanish companies has already returned to the levels prior to the crisis.
Branch located in the region of Bern will ensure shorter runtimes. Site is inaugurated in September and will create 40 new jobs.
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.
Besides expanding the service portfolio for intra-Asian transport, company seeks to connect the region to its global logistics network.
Included in the European Food Network, vivengo is the designation of the new range of services that provides short or flexible transit times and deliveries on weekends and public holidays.
The company headquartered in Vantaa, southern Finland, employs more than 50 persons. In 2012, the company generated almost EUR 24 million in revenue.
Set in the city of Gothenburg, in Sweden, with 1.750 square-meter and 15-gate transit terminal, infrastructure allows better response capacity and will be in operation in 2014.
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