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Dachser UK

Dachser expands its range of LCL services

Kempten, June 4, 2018. As the groupage leader in the German and European markets, Dachser operates a close-knit overland transport network. But the logistics provider’s closely integrated groupage network extends to sea freight, too. In 2018, 26 new LCL (less than container load) connections will be launched. For180604 Dachser_Air_and_Sea_Logistics six of its existing services, Dachser is increasing the frequency of departures from every two weeks to every week.

The appeal of LCL services comes down to timing: by coordinating the grouping of goods and the timing of fixed container trips between ports, customers benefit from improved planning, transit times, and transparency for their shipments. For example, shipments between Bangalore and Hamburg have a transit time of 22 days.

To date, Dachser has added the following fixed routes to its LCL groupage transports: weekly LCL services from Bremen to new destinations in the US (Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Houston, Atlanta, and Charlotte); from Hamburg to India (Nhava Sheva and Chennai); and from Hamburg to New Delhi as of June 1. In the other direction, there are connections from Chennai and Nhava Sheva to Hamburg, which have been supplemented by connections from New Delhi and Bangalore to Hamburg. Another new connection is the weekly route from Shanghai in China to Santos in Brazil. And out of Antwerp, Dachser will run routes to Hong Kong, Veracruz, Singapore, Busan, and Nhava Sheva.

“Customers taking advantage of our LCL services benefit from attractive transit times, faster availability of goods at the city of destination, greater flexibility, and precise supply chain planning thanks to container management and direct sea connections,” says Günther Laumann, Head of Global Ocean Freight at Dachser.

Dachser sees great potential in expanding its sea freight network for Dachser Interlocking: thanks to the close collaboration between Dachser Air & Sea Logistics and Dachser European Logistics, the company can offer its customers fully integrated logistics solutions comprising transport, warehousing, and value-added services. Dachser handles pre-carriage through its comprehensive European network and is passing the benefits of grouping shipments on to its customers. Shipments can be tracked continuously from the supplier in Europe to a recipient anywhere in the world.

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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 offerings. A seamless shipping network—both in Europe and overseas—and fully integrated IT systems ensure intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

Thanks to some 29,100 employees at 396 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated revenue of 6.12 billion euros in 2017. That same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 81.7 million shipments weighing 39.8 million metric tons. Country organizations represent Dachser in 44 countries.

For more information about Dachser, please visit www.dachser.com

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Dachser UK Annual Results Encouraging – Growth Continues

  • Dachser Ltd., UK sales turnover up by 16% to £77 millionNick Lowe, Managing Director, DACHSER UK
  • Export services revenue increases by 21%
  • No discernible downturn due to impending Brexit
  • Further investment plans in both Northampton and Rochdale
  • ‘eLogistics’ digital services continue to generate competitive advantage 

1st May 2018

2017 was another successful year for Dachser Ltd, the UK subsidiary of the family-owned, German-headquartered global logistics services provider. UK sales turnover increased by around 16% to £ 77 million.  The European export service portfolio saw the highest degree of growth, up 21% on top-line sales. Import business also grew by 7 % year-on-year.

Commenting, Nick Lowe, Managing Director Dachser UK, said, “Many more customers have decided to take advantage of our daily outbound services from each branch which connect with the regional hub centres and local delivery branches comprising Dachser’s comprehensive European network.”  The number of employees grew across all four branch locations at Northampton, Rochdale, Dartford and Bristol, to a total of 410.

As yet there has been no discernible adverse reaction to the impending fall-out from Brexit.  The company has been making extensive contingency plans to handle any operational and/or commercial challenges that might transpire from the various scenarios that will affect the UK’s trade with the EU post-Brexit.  “We are talking very much to our colleagues across Europe,” says Lowe.  “Of course, we agree with what the British government has said about frictionless trade and borders. However, we are preparing for all options and we have the strength of our network to help our customers – after all, our decisions will be driven, as ever, by customer need.”

Dachser UK has seen exceptionally high levels of growth in its contract logistics and value-added services. The company already has two warehouse locations in Northampton, one at its Brackmills Logistics Centre, which was opened 4 years ago in 2014 having been built to a bespoke design and configuration, and the other being a leased warehouse.  There is a combined storage capacity of some 30,000 pallets across the two sites. ‘We will continue to invest in additional warehouse space for contract logistics and value-added services in line with our continuing strong business development in these areas,” says Lowe.

At the company’s north west location in Rochdale there are also plans for expansion.  The current premises, the result of the acquisition and integration of JA Leach Transport in 2010, are now insufficient to handle Dachser’s projected business growth in the region, and planning is at an advanced stage for a new, purpose built 6,700 square metre cross-dock facility which is expected to be operational from mid-2019. “There was a great culture fit with the team at JA Leach, and a very high percentage of colleagues remaining with us and positively embracing change, a factor which was and continues to be instrumental in our success”, explains Lowe. “Our annual sales turnover in Rochdale is now approaching the £ 20 million mark, from £ 6.5 million at the time of the acquisition in 2010.  These days, roughly 65 % of our turnover is attributable to European road freight, evidencing our strategy to simultaneously grow and diversify our customer portfolio. Inevitably we now need to reflect that on-going positive development by investing in the right facility to sustain our growth into the future.”

Another major contributor to this success is Dachser’s ability to deliver time-defined, reliable distribution services accompanied by an exceptional degree of delivery status visibility.  The latter is accessible via Dachser’s web portal as well as the ‘Shipment Pointer’ App. Dachser brands this user-friendly, internet-based tracking service under its ‘eLogistics’ offering.

“The ‘real-time’ nature of our track-and-trace function is a really valuable tool for our export customers”, says Lowe.  “Real-time consignment and delivery status information is available to them as a result of the wide extent of bar-code scanning throughout our network.  This captures the arrival and departure of all shipments at every stage of their journey, right through to the final delivery to the ultimate consignee.”

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ABOUT DACHSER UK

Dachser UK is part of the Dachser group, a major international logistics provider which on 31 December 2017 generated total sales worth EUR 6.12 billion. 29,100 staff working in 369 locations worldwide handled 81.7 million consignments comprising 39.8 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.

For more information, please visit   www.dachser.co.uk

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Dachser’s growth gets a tail wind

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

 Kempten, Munich. April 17, 2018. In the 2017 financial year, Dachser for the first time achieved revenue of over EUR 6 billion. The global logistics provider increased its consolidated gross revenue by 7.2 percent to EUR 6.12 billion. Dachser also set other company records by handling a total of 81.7 million shipments (+2.1 percent) weighing 39.8 million metric tons (+4.3 percent). On a global level, Dachser created 1,648 new jobs in 2017.

“We systematically pursued our successful export strategy for European overland transport and gained an additional tail wind from invigorated global trade,” says Bernhard Simon, CEO Dachser SE. “Rising rates for air and sea freight in particular helped us achieve a significant increase in revenue.”

Business development in detail

In 2017, Dachser’s Road Logistics business field—which comprises the transport and storage of industrial goods (European Logistics) and food (Food Logistics)—achieved gross revenue of EUR 4.44 billion (+3.1 percent). Shipments and tonnage increased by 2.1 and 3.6 percent respectively. In the European Logistics (EL) business line, a constant focus on European export business within the EL network once again provided for robust growth. In particular this applies to the EL North Central Europe business unit, which reported growth of an impressive 7.4 percent, but also to EL France & Maghreb and EL Iberia and the dynamic growth of their contract logistics business. “Germany remains the backbone of our operation, but France is well on its way to becoming a second pace setter for cross-border overland transport business. We’ve been systematically setting up this strategic logistics axis over the past few years,” Simon explains.

In the Food Logistics business line, growth was once again above average. This was thanks primarily to the German business, with a contribution from several new customers acquired for cross-border transports. “Five years on from the birth of the European Food Network, we can now take stock: the decision to establish a strong partner network under our system leadership was the right one,” says Simon.

In the Air & Sea Logistics (ASL) business field, greatly invigorated business combined with a rise in freight rates—especially in air freight—to push gross revenue up by 15.7 percent to EUR 1.79 billion. All three regional ASL business units saw double-digit percentage increases in revenue, with the Asia business achieving the largest revenue growth, of over 20 percent. The number of shipments the business field handled overall went up 6.7 percent, while TEUs and tonnage increased by 8.5 and 23.3 percent respectively.

“Air and sea freight is a volatile business with revenue as ever swinging between extremes,” says Simon. “We are, however, focused on ensuring sustainably profitable growth. So we are increasingly dovetailing our two business fields and are pushing forward with system integration.”

 

Forward-looking investment in network and personnel

Despite the favorable tail wind, which continued through Q1 2018, Simon recognizes capacity bottlenecks and the growing shortage of drivers as the major factors that could potentially limit future growth. “For this reason, our commitment to training has top priority.” In 2017, the first 22 professional truck drivers completed their training through Dachser Service und Ausbildungs GmbH in Germany. In the same year, 106 drivers started their training at 35 German locations. “We want to increase the number of trainee drivers every year and establish our quality concept also in other European countries,” Simon announces.

Dachser’s investment in network locations, fleets, technology, and IT systems increased by 5 percent to EUR 136 million in 2017. “Last year we vastly expanded our capacity in Germany, especially in the food business,” says Simon. Dachser has announced that it has earmarked a further EUR 188 million for investment in 2018, this time focusing on industrial goods.

 

Overview of gross revenue:

Revenue in

EUR (million)

2017

Gross incl. duties and import tax

2016

Gross incl. duties and import tax

Change

 

Road Logistics 4,441 4,307 + 3.1 %
European Logistics 3,570 3,495 + 2.1 %
Food Logistics 871 812 + 7.3 %
Air & Sea Logistics 1,785 1,542 + 15.7 %
Consolidation (deducting revenue from company interests of 50% and lower) - 108 - 143  
Group 6,118 5,706 + 7.2 %

 

Overview of net revenue:

Revenue in

EUR (million)

2017

Net excl. duties and import tax

2016

Net excl. duties and import tax

Change

 

Road Logistics 4,187 3,898 + 7.4 %
European Logistics 3,316 3,086 + 7.5 %
Food Logistics 871 812 + 7.3 %
Air & Sea Logistics 1,190 1,013 + 17.5 %
Consolidation (deducting revenue from company interests of 50% and lower) - 98 - 105  
Group 5,280 4,806 + 9.9 %

 

About Dachser:

Thanks to some 29,100 employees at 396 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated revenue of 6.12 billion euros in 2017. That same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 81.7 million shipments weighing 39.8 million metric tons. Country organizations represent Dachser in 44 countries. For more information about Dachser, please visit www.dachser.com

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New location for Dachser in Freiburg

 

180404 DACHSER-European-Logistics-IIFreiburg/Kempten, April 4, 2018. Dachser has acquired some 65,000 m2 of real estate in the Breisgau industrial park in Eschbach, a town near Freiburg, Germany. In August 2018, the logistics provider will start construction on a new logistics center, which will include a transit terminal with a total area of 6,117 m2 and 82 docking bays, plus a two-story office building. Completion of construction and the subsequent move are planned for mid-2019. 

The new logistics center will replace the current branch in Freiburg-Hochdorf, which has served as the Dachser groupage hub for southwest Germany and Alsace, France since 1989. “As a logistics partner, we have grown with the local economy year by year, and now we have to add more capacity in anticipation of future growth,” explains Michael Gaudlitz, General Manager of Dachser’s Freiburg branch.

Currently, the 150 employees at the Freiburg branch move 225,000 metric tons of goods each year. The new location southwest of Freiburg is situated directly on the A5 highway, with excellent connections to three countries: Germany, France, and Switzerland. This new facility will create ideal operating conditions and also offers opportunities for expansion in the future. Dachser is investing a total of about EUR 22 million in the construction project, and expects to create 30 new jobs.

“Germany’s economy is going full steam ahead, and we see that reflected in the capacity utilization of our network,” says Alexander Tonn, Managing Director, European Logistics Germany at Dachser. “Now we have to take action with an eye to the future, and—as we did in Freiburg—invest in new capacity before the need becomes acute. This is the only way we can continue to offer our customers the high standard of quality they expect from Dachser as their logistics partner.”

 

About Dachser:

A family-owned company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, Dachser is a leading supplier of logistics services worldwide.

Dachser offers comprehensive 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 offerings. A seamless shipping network—both in Europe and overseas—and fully integrated IT systems ensure intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

Thanks to some 27,450 employees at 409 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated revenue of 5.71 billion euros in 2016. That same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 80 million shipments weighing 38.2 million metric tons. Country organizations represent Dachser in 43 countries.

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European Food Network with shorter delivery times to Scandinavia

Kempten, March 16, 2018. The European Food Network is creating a new connection to Scandinavia and enhancing the European shipping network for fo180316 Bring-Frigo-PRod products. Bring Frigo, the Scandinavian market leader for food logistics, is now a forwarding agent for Norway, Sweden, and Finland.

Since the beginning of the year, transit times on the daily routes to Norway and Sweden in particular have become one day shorter on average. From the Hamburg platform, groupage shipments now regularly need just two to four days to reach Norway and one to three days to Sweden.

“Thanks to Bring Frigo, our customers will benefit from even better distribution performance in European markets,” says Alfred Miller, Managing Director Dachser Food Logistics. “With its high quality standards and close-knit network of locations in Scandinavia, the company greatly enhances the European Food Network.”

Bring Frigo is BRC-certified, employs 960 people at more than 30 locations across Scandinavia, and has over 1,100,000 cubic meters of storage area. Its fleet numbers some 1,300 vehicles that are classified for food transport.

With 13 partners, 11 forwarding agents, and regular scheduled services between 34 countries, the European Food Network is Europe’s most comprehensive network for food transport. This cooperation was founded in 2013 under the system leadership of Dachser.

 

About Dachser:

A family-owned company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, Dachser is a leading supplier of logistics services worldwide.

Dachser offers comprehensive 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 offerings. A seamless shipping network—both in Europe and overseas—and fully integrated IT systems ensure intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

Thanks to some 27,450 employees at 409 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated revenue of 5.71 billion euros in 2016. That same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 80 million shipments weighing 38.2 million metric tons. Country organizations represent Dachser in 43 countries.

For more information about Dachser, please visit www.dachser.com

 

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Dachser Rail Services between Europe and Asia

Kempten, March 8, 2018. With Dachser Rail Services, the global logistics provider offers an alternative to air and sea freight that has been optimized for ti180308_MAIL_DACHSER_Railservice_Karte_ENme and cost. The services use the “New Silk Road” and the trans-Siberian route to connect the economic areas of China and Europe.

“Rail is always a sensible option when sea freight is too slow and air freight too expensive,” says Thomas Krüger, Managing Director Air & Sea Logistics EMEA at Dachser. For example, shipping by rail between Asia and Europe takes just 16 to 22 days, whereas sea freight takes somewhere between 28 and 36 days. And as for greenhouse gas emissions, rail transport emits up to 90 percent less CO2 than shipping by air.

Using its tightly knit European network of 363 locations plus 68 partner locations, Dachser organizes overland transportation of LCL and FCL packages from 37 European countries. It consolidates them at four centrally located rail terminals—Duisburg and Hamburg, Warsaw, and Vienna/Bratislava—loads them safely and securely into containers, and hands them off to the rail operators. Then the containers embark on a nearly 11,000 kilometer journey. The trains take one of two routes: the southern corridor, or “New Silk Road,” winds through Belarus and Russia before crossing Kazakhstan to arrive in China. The second route is the north corridor, or trans-Siberian route. After passing through Belarus and Siberia, it turns south, heading down through northeast China before arriving at the country’s commercial centers.

At the destination railway station in rural China, Dachser handles customs clearance and arranges for onward transport in China and Asia via its own Air & Sea Logistics network or partners. The company has 49 offices in eleven countries in the Asia Pacific region. Dachser Rail Services are naturally offered for both directions: for LCL and FCL shipments to China, but also from China to Europe. Rail Service Desks are available in Shanghai, Shenzen, and Hamburg exclusively for Dachser customers to make bookings. Firm transit times, seamless shipment tracking upon request, and a high frequency of departures throughout the week help ensure transparency and aid in planning.

About Dachser:

A family-owned company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, Dachser is a leading supplier of logistics services worldwide.

Dachser offers comprehensive 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 offerings. A seamless shipping network—both in Europe and overseas—and fully integrated IT systems ensure intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

Thanks to some 27,450 employees at 409 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated revenue of 5.71 billion euros in 2016. That same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 80 million shipments weighing 38.2 million metric tons. Country organizations represent Dachser in 43 countries.

For more information about Dachser, please visit www.dachser.com

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Papp Italia is now Dachser Italy Food Logistics

Integration into the Dachser network completeDachser_Food_Logistics_high_res (3)

Kempten/Pradelle di Nogarole Rocca, February 28, 2018. In 2017, Dachser fully acquired the Italian food logistics provider Papp Italia. Effective immediately, the branch in Verona in northern Italy is now called Dachser Italy Food Logistics S.R.L.

As a major food producer and consumer, Italy plays a major role in the transport of goods around Europe. This is what led Dachser to acquire a 50 percent share in Italian food logistics provider Papp Italia back in 2012 following two years of collaboration. Dachser acquired the company outright in 2017, and now the transition to Dachser systems and renaming the entity mark the final steps in the integration process.

At the heart of the integration was the migration of all logistics processes and IT systems to Dachser standard ones, a phase that was completed by mid-February. This means that Dachser Italy Food Logistics is now seamlessly integrated into all Dachser network processes. Customers benefit from the consistent product portfolio vivengo as well as from access to the eLogistics platform for end-to-end shipment tracing, proactive discrepancy notifications, and straightforward order and warehouse management. The location is also connected to a further 33 countries through the European Food Network. Every day, goods are routed from Verona to the European Food Logistics hub in Frankfurt, as well as to other terminals in the network.

Alfred Miller, Managing Director Dachser Food Logistics: “With its strategically strong position in northern Italy, Dachser Italy Food Logistics is an ideal starting point from which to expand and further internationalize our contract logistics business for food in Italy. By introducing standardized processes, we’ve made the service we can offer European food producers and retailers even more attractive. This takes our import/export business to a whole new level, which in turn further strengthens the European Food Network.”

From its headquarters and central terminal in Verona, Dachser Italy Food Logistics regularly delivers 230,000 metric tons of fresh, temperature-controlled, and ambient food to more than 1,200 (retail and industry) recipients across Italy every year. The facility near Verona has a warehouse offering 17,000 m2 of storage in a variety of temperature zones as well as 41 loading bays. Some 170 employees take care of distribution, warehousing, and administrative operations. In Taranto (Apulia), Dachser Italy Food Logistics has a branch whose main job is to organize full loads for Italy and for export.

About Dachser:

A family-owned company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, Dachser is a leading supplier of logistics services worldwide.

Dachser offers comprehensive 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 offerings. A seamless shipping network—both in Europe and overseas—and fully integrated IT systems ensure intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

Thanks to some 27,450 employees at 409 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated revenue of 5.71 billion euros in 2016. That same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 80 million shipments weighing 38.2 million metric tons. Country organizations represent Dachser in 43 countries.

For more information about Dachser, please visit www.dachser.com

 

 

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Dachser UK Wins BIFA Staff Development Award

BIFA Staff Development Award 2017

Caption: (l-r) Cliff Atkinson, Albacore Systems; Rachel Bussey, Dachser; Levi Roots

Northampton, 26 January 2018

Dachser UK is proud to have been honoured by the British International Freight Association at its annual awards luncheon held in London on the 18th January. The award for Staff Development was sponsored and presented by the Albacore Group at the event hosted by entrepreneur and musician, Levi Roots.

The award judges were looking for the company producing the best supply chain operatives of the future. Summing up Dachser’s achievement, they reported, “Recruiting bright, dedicated, and motivated young people, and then nurturing and developing their talent in a highly-supportive environment to release their fullest potential, is at the heart of Dachser’s strategy.”

As part of this strategy, Dachser UK’s apprenticeship programme has expanded with 14 new apprentices joining the organisation during the second half of 2017 across its four UK branches. The programme provides A-level graduates with an outstanding opportunity to gain a real insight into the logistics industry and forge a successful career. The apprentices are trained, guided and supported throughout the duration of the programme and beyond.

Over the past few years, the various apprenticeship schemes on offer at Dachser have evolved in order to continually reflect and address the needs of the developing and changing business. With this in mind, the programme has now been augmented by a specific apprenticeship which addresses the potential needs of a changing European environment as a result of the impending Brexit: ‘Customs and Business Administration’.

Dachser UK is part of the German head-quartered global logistics provider. Based in Northampton, with three further branches in Dartford, Rochdale and Bristol, Dachser UK operates a state-of-the-art logistics centre comprising a transit terminal, contract logistics warehouse which can accommodate up to 20,000 racket pallet positions, and an office building, with further contract logistics warehousing on nearby sits. Its continued growth requires an expanding and skilled workforce and Dachser is continually pro-active in developing training programmes for existing staff as well as identifying and recruiting new talent.

Rachel Bussey, HR Officer collected the award on behalf of Dachser and commented, “One of the key events for us is the National Apprenticeship Show which is held annually in March. This event allows us to meet potential candidates and raise the profile of our apprenticeship programme. The programme has been well-established for some years now, and is designed to be very relevant for our business and well as being thought-provoking for the students.”

Managing Director of Dachser UK, Nick Lowe added: “We are very proud of our apprenticeship and training programmes and this award is testament to their success and shows that our staff development approach is recognised across the industry”.

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Jochen Müller becomes COO Air & Sea Logistics at Dachser

Kempten, January 23, 2018. Jochen Müller took up the role of Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Dachser’s Air & Sea Logistics business field on January 1Jochen-Mueller, 2018. He replaces Thomas Reuter, who retired at the end of last year after 39 years at Dachser. Müller joined Dachser on October 1, 2016 to prepare for his duties as COO.

As COO Air & Sea Logistics and a member of the Executive Board, Jochen Müller will continue the work of Thomas Reuter. His core duties include the further expansion of the intercontinental air and sea freight network and the connection of this network with the European road network in order to add value for customers through intermodal logistics.

Müller was born in the German city of Worms in 1964. He joined the board of Schenker Deutschland AG in 2011, where he was responsible for the Central Europe air freight region as well as sales (air/sea) and logistics for global relocations, trade fairs, and sports events. Prior to that, Müller was CEO of Schenker’s British subsidiary with responsibility for land, sea, and air freight as well as the trade fair business. “Jochen Müller has immersed himself in our corporate structures, and now has a comprehensive understanding of our business processes and the challenges we face on an international level,” says Bernhard Simon, CEO of Dachser.

Born in 1957, Thomas Reuter joined Dachser in 1978, becoming a member of the Executive Board at the start of 2006. He was a driving force in helping the provider of logistics services to develop its international business, building up a global network of air and sea freight locations. Today, Dachser Air & Sea Logistics has 172 locations of its own and over 4,000 employees, who generated some 1.5 billion euros in sales in 2016. Reuter plans to continue serving the company in an advisory capacity, but will turn his attention to matters outside Dachser’s day-to-day operations. Among other things, he will retain his seat on the board of “The WACO System” (World Air Cargo Organisation), and will represent Dachser’s interests in the Dachser joint ventures Jet-Speed GmbH and NNR + Dachser GmbH.

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About Dachser:

Dachser, a family-owned company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, is one of the leading logistics providers.

Dachser provides comprehensive transport logistics, warehousing, and customized services in two business fields: Dachser Air & Sea Logistics and Dachser Road Logistics. The latter is divided into two business lines, Dachser European Logistics and Dachser Food Logistics. Comprehensive contract logistics services and industry-specific solutions round out the company’s offerings. A seamless shipping network—both in Europe and overseas—and fully integrated IT systems provide for intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

Dachser employs some 27,450 people at 409 locations worldwide, and is represented by country organizations in 43 countries. In 2016, the company generated revenue of 5.71 billion euros and handled a total of 80 million shipments weighing 38.2 million metric tons.

For more information about Dachser, please visit www.dachser.com

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Dachser delivers with electric trucks

Kempten, Berlin. December 14, 2017. Dachser is the launch customer for Daimler’s all-electric FUSO eCanter light commercial vehicle. As of spring FUSO eCanter, Exterieur, E-Motor PMSM , sechs Hochvolt-Lithium-B2018, the logistics provider will be operating two of these trucks in city centers—one in Berlin, the other in Stuttgart.

Speaking at a European media event in Berlin, Stefan Hohm, Corporate Director, Corporate Solutions, Research & Development at Dachser, explained: “These trucks are part of our City Distribution project and expand our innovative and sustainable concept for city-center deliveries.” This project has Dachser combining tried and true logistics models with new ideas, providing the basis for developing robust and sustainable business models for last-mile deliveries of the future.

Depending on the requirements profile of the city in question, the local branch can implement custom solutions chosen from a modular toolbox. And part of that means finding the right combination of vehicles for downtown deliveries. “We went for the FUSO eCanter because it’s the first all-electric truck to enter full-scale production, and so it will add momentum to this entire class of commercial vehicle,” says Hohm.

Downtown deliveries

In Berlin and Stuttgart, the two FUSO eCanters will be incorporated into the core groupage business operated by Dachser’s long-established transportation companies. Their job will be to deliver pallets of manufactured goods, either to microhubs or directly to customers. They will also collect goods and bring them to Dachser’s branches in Schönefeld and Kornwestheim. “These electric trucks are ideal for city centers and that’s where they will most often be found,” says Hohm.

Depending on its design and purpose, the all-electric light truck offers a range of some 100 kilometers and a load capacity of up to 3.5 metric tons. Its electric powertrain comprises six high-voltage lithium-ion batteries, each one with 420 V and 13.8 kWh.

 

About Dachser:

A family-owned company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, Dachser is a leading supplier of logistics services worldwide.

Dachser offers comprehensive 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 offerings. A seamless shipping network—both in Europe and overseas—and fully integrated IT systems ensure intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

Thanks to some 27,450 employees at 409 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated revenue of EUR 5.71 billion in 2016. That same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 80 million shipments weighing 38.2 million metric tons. Country organizations represent Dachser in 43 countries.

For more information about Dachser, please visit www.dachser.de

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