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DACHSER increases revenue by 5.2 percent in 2014 to 5.3 billion EUR

DACHSER reports 5.2 percent growth in additional revenue for fiscal year 2014. Including revenue from corporate holdings, the two Business Fields*, Road Logistics and Air & Sea Logistics, grew by 5.0 percent and 8.0 percent, respectively.
DACHSER increases revenue by 5.2 percent in 2014

"A lively spring was followed by an extraordinarily strong fall," said Bernhard Simon, CEO of DACHSER, in summarizing the year's events. "The trend toward outsourcing internationally complex logistics in particular has made a contribution to the company’s organic growth."

Simon expects integrated supply chain solutions for multinational customers to be one of the major sources of growth in upcoming years. He stated, “Our global network, enhanced by our 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 ongoing enhancements. DACHSER is now able to leverage its interlinked logistics services to achieve particularly sustainable growth.

Business Development Details

The consistent export strategy of European subsidiaries has paid off for the DACHSER European Logistics (EL) Road Logistics Business Line, in addition to the traditionally strong performance of the ‘EL Germany’ Business Unit. 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 Road Logistics Business Line of DACHSER Food Logistics experienced 3.7% growth in revenue and profited from 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 our decentralized business strategy, which gives us 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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