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DACHSER celebrates long-service milestone for Rochdale employee

Rochdale – 9 March 2020  :  Staff at Dachser Rochdale were very happy to celebrate a significant milestone recently when one of its longest standing employees, Les Holdsworth, received a Certificate acknowledging 35 years’ service as an HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) driver.  Since joining J.A. Leach Transport Limited, Rochdale, in 1985, Les has worked as a transport driver, continuing his service with Dachser UK, after it purchased Leach in April 2010. 

Les Holdsworth receives a Certificate for 35 years’ loyal and dedicated service.
(l-r)  Gary Atkinson, Branch Manager, Dachser Rochdale; Les Holdsworth; Jon Harrington, Fleet Manager, Dachser Rochdale  

In addition during his many years of loyal service Les achieved a remarkable feat by never taking a single day’s sick leave, an accomplishment acknowledged by Gary Atkinson, Branch Manager at Dachser’s new premises on Kingsway Business Park, Rochdale.

Presenting Les with his certificate, Gary said, “We know that our employees are the company’s greatest assets, and we are delighted to honour Les’ dedicated service and extraordinary commitment. It is with pride and admiration that we congratulate him on this service anniversary milestone.”


About Dachser:

A family-owned company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, Dachser offers transport logistics, warehousing, and customer-specific services in two business fields: Dachser Air & Sea Logistics and Dachser Road Logistics. The latter consists of two business lines: Dachser European Logistics and Dachser Food Logistics. Comprehensive contract logistics services and industry-specific solutions round out the company’s range. A seamless shipping network—both in Europe and overseas—and fully integrated IT systems ensure intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

Thanks to some 30,600 employees at 399 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated consolidated net revenue of approximately EUR 5.6 billion in 2018. That same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 83.7 million shipments weighing 41.3 million metric tons. Country organizations represent Dachser in 44 countries.

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