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Dachser Expands Facilities in the South East

Dachser UK has opened an additional site near to its existing 2,500m2 transshipment terminal based in Dartford, Kent on February 24th.

Dartford, UK – 10 March 2020 : Dachser established its first branch office in the South East in 2005 and has now extended this capability by acquiring a fit for purpose 2,700m2  new cross-dock terminal with 25 docking stations and five-level access doors. The combination of the two sites on Crossways Business Park now enables opportunities for production and service improvements for both cross-dock activities and contract logistics.

On top of Dachser’s main import and export activities, there are many additional benefits for customers in the region including contract logistics and value-added warehousing, customs clearance and customs warehousing as well as optimising UK domestic distribution and providing a UK Gateway for North Africa, Turkey, and CIS traffic.

“This investment represents a unique development for our southern UK organisation, the Dachser European network, and all our customers,” commented Mark Rollinson, Managing Director of Dachser UK. “After 15 years of successful growth, we are now even better equipped to adapt and react to any future market challenges and maintain the service levels that our customers have come to expect.”

“By offering our customers a full range of integrated services through this new ‘Dartford Logistics Centre’ we continue to fulfill our mission to create the most intelligent combination of integrated logistical services.” Patrice Ollivier, General Manager – South of Dachser UK, concluded.



Dachser UK is part of the Dachser group, a major international logistics provider which on 31 December 2018 generated total sales worth EUR 5.6 billion. 30,609 staff working in 399 locations worldwide handled 83.7 million consignments comprising 41.3 million metric tonnes. Dachser has been established in the UK since 1975, and now has four locations which include a new logistics centre in Northampton as well as branch offices in Rochdale, Dartford and Bristol.

Dachser aims to be the supplier of choice for European logistics and value-added services. A fully-integrated European distribution network provides a comprehensive, high quality service of total freight solutions supported by the latest technology. Core services in the United Kingdom comprise European export, import and UK pallet distribution, as well as contract logistics, value added services and international sea and air freight forwarding. 

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