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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.
For the first time, the logistics provider achieves revenue of over EUR 6 billion with growth driven by strong export business in Europe and invigorated global trade
At the 29th Logistics Achiever Awards ceremony held on Thursday evening, 2 November at Montecasino in Fourways, Gauteng, DACHSER SA scooped a Silver category award for leading in skills development.
When a client required fast, cost-effective and tailored assistance in moving raw, high-bulk materials for the automotive industry, DACHSER South Africa provided the optimal solution in the form of air charters. Air charters are fast-becoming a competitive logistics option for just-in-time (JIT) supply chains that need to move goods quickly to destinations around the globe.
To successfully expand into global markets it is critical for companies to have logistics systems and networks that are interconnected. This global linking of supply chains enables the seamless movement of products from origin to destination. DACHSER’s interconnectivity - or interlocking - describes a sophisticated, networked process that enables their customers to tap into new markets around the world.
Due to this continent’s economic reliance on the extraction of natural resources, logistics operators in Africa will often be required to facilitate the movement of large machinery and parts, many times transporting goods from South African ports to remote locations beyond our borders. For DACHSER South Africa this is ‘business as usual’. However, when the company was called upon to provide logistics support for a supply chain facilitating the manufacture of mega machinery between South Africa and China, all their skill, knowledge and systems were put to the test.
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.
The Institute for Quality (EID) in South Africa has awarded DACHSER South Africa for its exemplary performance, dedication and commitment to contributing to a skilled South Africa through the DACHSER Learnership Programme initiated in 2012. The company trains up to 15 learners each year, and since the inception of the programme, has been able to employ 70% of its graduate learners.
DACHSER South Africa is known for an innovative approach to logistics. A partnership with a project engineering company that provides transformers to the mining sector, once again highlights the company’s commitment to finding streamlined solutions for the most challenging logistics requirements.
On Tuesday evening this week, DACHSER South Africa was named the ‘Freight and Logistics Company of the Year’ at the 9th Transport Africa Awards 2016. The Transport Africa Awards are designed to recognise companies who have demonstrated an unparalleled ability to succeed and have continually set standards of excellence. The awards have become the blue chip mark of success for the African transport and infrastructure sector.
Logistics companies could be seen as the key service-providers within the retail and manufacturing supply chains across the world. As consumer demand increases, innovative products and services are being rapidly developed, and must be just as swiftly released into the market. This means that significantly more is required of logistics companies than a simple pick-up and drop-off. Logistics companies must understand product specifications, be cognizant of supply-and-demand, and pre-empt challenges inherent in storing and moving goods across geographical distances.
On 25 February 2015, DACHSER South Africa celebrated the official launch and roof wetting of the company’s new head office, sales and logistics centre including an extended multi-user warehouse facility in Pomona, Kempton Park.
E-commerce, the electronic trade of goods and services, is reshaping the world of logistics and forcing logistics providers to step up, says Detlev Duve, Managing Director of DACHSER South Africa. “E-commerce entrepreneurs require a logistics partner that understands this new dimension of logistics and can provide end-to-end services.”
As a logistics provider in Africa, DACHSER South Africa (SA) needs to transport a wide variety of goods to a range of remote and underdeveloped destinations that can be challenging from a border control, customs and infrastructure perspective. Forty years of experience and a solid network comes in to play when dealing with African destinations, says DACHSER SA managing director Detlev Duve.
DACHSER South Africa will be exhibiting at Electra Mining Africa 2014, where the industry leaders in mining, industrial, engineering and related industries will showcase products, services, machinery and equipment. It is effectively four shows in one, and includes a Transport Expo where exhibitors will reveal cutting-edge products and services in the trucking, transport and logistics industries.
Austria-based Rosenbauer supplies tailor-made, state of-the-art technology to airports throughout the globe. Sophisticated project logistics are essential for this purpose and DACHSER ensures that Panther fire-fighting vehicles reach their global destinations from Rosenbauer production bases in Austria and the USA. Since 2008, over 2,000 fire trucks have been successfully shipped to their designated homes. In a first for the South African business, DACHSER South Africa recently delivered a total order of 10 units of Rosenbauer 6 x 6 and 8 x 8 Panther firefighting vehicles for Rosenbauer’s client ACSA to major airports nationwide.
The ability to offer end-to-end logistics solutions is fast becoming a prerequisite in South Africa as companies compete in the global market. According to Detlev Duve, managing director at Dachser South Africa, with only a handful of companies within South Africa able to offer a complete end-to-end supply chain solution, much effort has gone into their business to ensure the company is one of these players. “The distribution portion of the business has been one of the focal points for the last three years,” says Duve. “This has allowed us to grow our business extensively. “
Kempten, June 27, 2013. As of July 1, Burkhard Eling (42) will be taking over the Finance, Legal, and Tax (FLT) Department at logistics provider DACHSER. He succeeds Professor Dr. Dieter Truxius, who will remain a member of the company’s management until he retires at the end of the year.
The South African logistics industry is experiencing a severe shortage of skills to effectively respond to the demands of global logistics. Areas that are critical and short of skills need to be identified and mechanisms need to be devised to develop the necessary skills base to respond to the challenges, according to Detlev Duve, Managing Director of Dachser South Africa.
Kempten, Munich. 20 March 2013. DACHSER closed the 2012 financial year with new record highs in terms of overall revenue and staff numbers. Revenue growth nevertheless slowed to 3.7 percent. DACHSER has set initial growth impulses for 2013 with the acquisitions of the Spanish logistics providers Azkar and Transunion. Including revenues from these acquisitions and expected organic growth, DACHSER aims to surpass the 5-billion-euro revenue threshold for the first time in the current fiscal year.
Kempten, 23 January 2013. On 1 January the internationally operating logistics provider, DACHSER, acquired 100 percent of the shares in the joint venture DACHSER Netherlands Air & Sea Logistics B.V. established in 2008.
Kempten/Valencia, 17.01.2013. Effective retroactively from the beginning of the year, the internationally operating logistics provider, DACHSER, has acquired the Spanish air and sea freight forwarder Transunion S. A. subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. The company employs a staff of 235. In addition to nine offices in Spain the company is also represented in Turkey, Argentina, Peru and Mexico.
Kempten/Madrid, 12 December 2012. Effective 15 January 2013 subject to the approval of the anti-trust authorities the internationally operating logistics provider DACHSER is to acquire the Spanish logistics provider, Azkar S.A. DACHSER has held a 10 percent stake in its Iberian logistics partner since 2008.
Kempten/Port Elizabeth, 15 November 2012. DACHSER South Africa, the local organization of the internationally operating logistics provider, recently opened a fourth branch office in Port Elizabeth, extending an established network of South African offices in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.
Kempten/Ho Chi Minh City. 8 October 2012. DACHSER is continuing to pursue its worldwide expansion course and at the beginning of October established a joint venture in Vietnam. Majority shareholder is DACHSER Far East Ltd. in Hong Kong.
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