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Archives for July 2011

DACHSER Taiwan joins global network following share buy out of joint venture partner

Taipei 4 July 2011

DACHSER Taiwan Inc. became a 100 per cent subsidiary of DACHSER Far East Ltd. on July 1st, 2011 following the completion of an incremental share acquisition during the last seven years.

DACHSER originally established a 50:50 joint venture with Leader Mutual Freight System Inc. in 2004, increasing that stake to 80 per cent in January 2009 before buying the remaining shares in the company this year. The management team and office will remain unchanged.

“This is a significant step forward for DACHSER’s operations in Taiwan, as our customers will now be able to benefit even more from leveraging additional opportunities from our expanding regional and global networks,” said Edoardo Podestá, Managing Director of DACHSER Far East Ltd.

Dachser Taiwan will support the company’s aim to further develop cross straits business with mainland China and build its presence with the island’s multinational hi-tech and industrial customers.

Company Background

DACHSER is an international logistics services provider headquartered in Kempten/Germany, where the company was founded in 1930 by Thomas Dachser. The company’s mission is to improve the logistics processes of its customers. In 2010, DACHSER generated total revenue of EUR 3.8 billion. 19,250 staff working in 310 profit centres worldwide handled 46.2 million consignments weighing a total of 35.5 million tons.

DACHSER Far East Ltd. is a 100% owned subsidiary of the DACHSER Group. The company employs about 600 people offering services from freight forwarding by air & sea, trucking, warehousing to contract logistics in 15 locations in Greater China with its regional head office in Hong Kong.


For media enquiries please contact:
Diana Laudani Russell Green
DACHSER Far East Ltd. RTG Communications
Tel: +852 2751 5766 Tel: +852 2858 7176
Fax: +852 3764 0356 Fax: +852 2893 3486
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Geodis Wilson Launches Luxury Hotel & Resort Logistics Service

Amsterdam, New York, Paris – June 30th, 2011

Geodis Wilson, one of the world’s leading freight management and logistics companies, announces the launch of a new vertical business unit dedicated to serving the logistics needs of luxury hotels and resorts and their suppliers worldwide. Geodis Wilson will provide dedicated integrated logistics solutions to this fast-growing market.

New hotels and resorts require everything from the furniture, fixtures and equipment to silverware to thousands of towels to be shipped. Once up and running, these properties and their suppliers need ongoing supply chain services for years to come.

“Geodis Wilson expects to become a single-source shipping solution for many of the top-tier companies in this market,” said Anjali Sadarangani, Geodis Wilson’s global director Luxury Hotel & Resort Logistics. In her previous position as operations manager for Geodis Wilson Canada, she worked throughout the world on a wide variety of new developments for luxury hotel and resort clients. “These highly recognizable brands and their entire supplier base want a dedicated logistics partner. We created this new business unit to ensure they receive the white-glove services they expect and require,” explained Sadarangani.
“We have been the preferred freight management partner to the world’s leading luxury hotel and resort brand for several years,” added Martin Svantesson, Geodis Wilson’s director of vertical markets. “We have successfully executed numerous projects for our biggest client in this market and others all over the world. We felt it was time to create and fully resource an official business unit.”

Geodis Wilson’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Logistics service will be operated by dedicated teams and project managers, regional competency centers and a global hotel logistics control tower, providing all kinds of global and domestic freight services, including: freight consolidations, insurance, customs brokerage, warehouse services, FF&E installation, OS&C delivery, customized freight control management, dedicated consulting and more.

About Geodis Wilson and Geodis Group

Geodis Wilson is a leading global freight management company. With 6,400 employees in more than 50 countries, the company delivers tailor-made, integrated freight solutions to customers worldwide, enabling them to operate as ‘best in class’ in their industries. Geodis Wilson manages cargo across five continents by sea, air, road and train, making supply chains transparent and flexible to manage. The company has dedicated employee and resource groups to serve the following vertical industries: Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Aviation, Marine Logistics, Retail and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG’s), Industrial, Oil and Gas, High Tech, and Luxury Hotel & Resort Logistics.

About Geodis, a global supply chain operator

A global logistics provider and wholly owned subsidiary of SNCF Group, Geodis is a European company with a worldwide scope. It ranks number four in its field in Europe. The group’s ability to coordinate all or part of the logistics chain (air and sea freight forwarding, groupage, express, contract logistics, transport of part and full truck loads, reverse logistics) enables it to support its customers in their strategic, geographical and technological developments, providing them with solutions tailored to optimizing their physical and information flows. Geodis offers a range of logistics services that meet the specific needs of each sector of the economy. Across a network covering 120 countries, the Group’s 30,000 employees offer a wealth of multicultural experience, a genuine local service to their customers and outstanding flexibility. Geodis reported revenues of €6.5 billion (or $9.3 billion USD) in 2010. 

Company contacts:

Michael Zuchold                                                        Brian Bourke

Communications Director, Geodis Wilson            Communications Manager, Geodis Wilson Americas

Tel.: + 49 174 909 8788                                           Tel.: +1 732 688 7345

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