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Dachser delivers new glass for Big Ben

From the Upper Palatinate to London: DACHSER delivers plate glass hand blown by glassworks Glashütte Lamberts to the UK. The destination of the safely packaged glass panes is none other than the world-famous Elizabeth Tower in London.

Glashütte Lamberts reproduced the glass plates for the newly renovated Big Ben dial.

The Elizabeth Tower, or Big Ben as it is more commonly known, is one of London’s most famous landmarks. Its four striking clock faces, each seven metres in diameter, also gave it its name “the Clock Tower.” The iconic symbol is currently undergoing renovation work; it is set to chime again in all its glory by 2021. Renovation work is also being carried out on the glass dials using glass plates from Waldsassen in Germany’s Upper Palatinate region, where Glashütte Lamberts faithfully reproduced Big Ben’s dial and produced 1,300 glass plates for the famous tower by hand. “It is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. And it’s especially moving to think that we’re the ones making the glass for it. It’s something we are proud of,” says Robert Christ, Head of Marketing at Glashütte Lamberts.

Also already in use for Buckingham Palace

The company’s logistics partner DACHSER handles transportation from the Upper Palatinate to Dartford near London. Transporting this fragile glass freight requires no small amount of precision and expertise. But the experts at DACHSER make sure everything goes to plan and arrives at its destination undamaged.

“It is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. And it’s especially moving to think that we’re the ones making the glass for it. It’s something we are proud of.” Robert Christ, Head of Marketing at Glashütte Lamberts.

After all, they already have the necessary experience: DACHSER Logistics Center Hof delivered glass made by the long-established company to the UK for Buckingham Palace. “We’ve been working with Glashütte Lamberts since 2009 and serve them in other European countries,” says Angela Puchtler, Sales Executive at DACHSER Logistikzentrum Hof.

DACHSER supplies mouth-blown flat glass to England for the glassmaker Glashütte Lamberts.

342 glass plates become a dial

Safely packed into wooden crates and palleted for transportation, the glass plates make their way via direct transport to their famous installation site in London, where a British company cuts them to the exact size to fit the tower’s clock face. As of next year, about 1.300 glass plates from Bavaria will adorn what is probably the most famous tower in England. “We work together with our customers to develop transport solutions for very specific requirements such as these,” Puchtler says. “And it goes without saying that we’re rather proud that we, as logistics specialists, have played a part in restoring the Elizabeth Tower to splendor.”

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https://www.dachser.com/en/mediaroom/New-glass-for-Big-Ben-3874

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.

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

Dachser expands its contract logistics capacities for Maas-Rhein logistics center

Dachser wins contract to provide contract logistics for Emerson’s Climate Technologies division in Europe and invests in Alsdorf

Alsdorf/Kempten, February 11, 2020. The US conglomerate Emerson is expanding its collaboration with Dachser. In view of the new European contract logistics mandate for Emerson’s Climate Technologies division, Dachser expanded its capacities in Alsdorf by adding a 7,000-square-meter warehouse.

Over the past 30 years, Emerson’s Climate Technologies division has steadily grown its European business, which includes products from the heating, climate control, ventilation, and refrigeration technology sector. Dachser has been providing transport services since 2003, but in the past Emerson relied on an in-house logistics solution for warehousing and packaging. What ultimately tipped the scales in favor of outsourcing the entire logistics process to Dachser was the many years of successful collaboration between the companies. 

New warehouse in Alsdorf

As part of the contract logistics agreement, Dachser will handle not only storage and picking, but also the end-customer-specific packaging of the products as a value-added service. Until now, Emerson has supplied its customers directly from the factory—from Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Ireland. The new warehouse in Alsdorf is now to be established as a central warehouse and distribution center for Europe with a view to bundling shipments more effectively.

The warehouse in Alsdorf offers space for up to 10,000 pallets and around 5,500 shelf spaces over an area of around 7,000 square meters. It also features the necessary office space and social areas. Located only three kilometers from Dachser’s Maas-Rhein logistics center, the distribution center for Emerson’s Climate Technologies division is also ideally connected to the Dachser transport network. Alsdorf is an important regional hub in the German-Dutch-Belgian border region. From here, Dachser operates direct routes to some 50 destinations in eleven countries. With its current workforce of more than 300, the location handles almost 85,000 shipments per month. European shipments dovetail with the services of Dachser Air & Sea Logistics, which also maintains a presence at the Alsdorf branch.

Dachser invests in expanding contract logistics

“Having a comprehensive logistics process chain from a single source has long since become a factor in the success of manufacturing companies like Emerson. This is why Dachser has been expanding its contract logistics services for some years now,” says Alexander Tonn, Managing Director European Logistics Germany, who is responsible for Dachser’s transport and storage business for industrial goods in Germany. “Dachser’s European network offers a combination of warehousing expertise and short transportation times that is convincing more and more companies to enter into tailored contract logistics partnerships covering functions such as transportation, terminal handling, storage, and additional services. Our contract logistics concepts aim to increase the responsiveness and flexibility of our customers in terms of warehousing and transport. We’re sure that we will succeed in doing the same for Emerson,” Tonn says.

About Emerson:

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company that provides innovative solutions for customers in the industrial, commercial, and residential markets.  Emerson is divided into two core business platforms, Automation Solutions and Commercial & Residential Solutions. 

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.

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

Dachser DIY-Logistics under new management

The Dachser network currently handles five million shipments for the DIY and garden industry annually

Kempten/Cologne, February 5, 2020 – Jens Wollmann became Department Head Dachser DIY-Logistics at the start of the year. He is taking over from Ralf Meistes, who founded and grew Dachser DIY-Logistics and headed it for more than 20 years. Meistes retired at the end of 2019.

Jens Wollmann, Department Head Dachser DIY-Logistics

The Dachser DIY-Logistics industry solution has been around since 1998. “It has become established on the market over the last 20 years. Its annual shipment volume, currently at five million, clearly underlines the relevance of the logistics solution, which is specially tailored to the requirements of the global garden and DIY sector,” says Stefan Hohm, Corporate Director Corporate Solutions, Research & Development, who is in charge of Dachser’s global industry solutions business. The successful Dachser DIY-Logistics model, which combines the core services of Dachser’s global network with specific services and expertise for the DIY sector, is set to continue growing. “The demands placed on DIY-Logistics from suppliers, retailers, and consumers are changing more dynamically than ever, which is why we’re focusing on our range of tailored logistics services and the growing internationalization of the industry solution,” says Jens Wollmann in explaining the core tasks of his new position.

Wollmann has almost 20 years’ experience in the logistics industry, having spent over half of them at Dachser. After training to be a freight forwarding agent, the 43-year-old began his career at the company in 2004. For nine years, he worked in many positions within the Dachser Air & Sea Logistics business field, including in sales and in key account management. He left the company in 2013 for DHL. He held various sales positions there, most recently Head of Business Development & Account Management South, before returning to Dachser in spring 2018. Since then, he has been preparing to take over from Ralf Meistes within the Dachser DIY-Logistics industry solution.

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.

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

Dachser expands its logistics center in Hof

Hof/Kempten, 27 January, 2020 – Logistics provider Dachser is stepping up its contract logistics activities in the Upper Franconia region of Germany and moving into a new warehouse in the town of Hof. The warehouse will provide space for around 39,000 pallets and have 47 docking bays. Construction is expected to be completed by fall 2020. 

The expansion also includes offices and communal areas covering a total area of 900 square meters. “Our new multi-user warehouse next to the existing logistics center will offer space for us to provide contract logistics services for a medium-sized customer from the DIY and gardening sector for example,” says Klaus Neubing, General Manager of the Hof logistics center, about the expansion of business at the location. The contract logistics services that Dachser offers in Hof combine transport solutions and warehousing with comprehensive value-added services such as picking and packaging. Following the expansion, Dachser will employ some 500 people in the town. In addition, around 300 people work regularly for Dachser through the independent transport companies or, for example, as seasonal workers.

Pan-European project developer and logistics specialist Verdion carries oit the construction work, and Dachser will be able to move into the building in fall 2020. “This expansion marks the next important step in our work with one of our major DIY customers in the region,” says Alexander Tonn, Managing Director European Logistics Germany, who is responsible for Dachser’s industrial goods business in Germany. “Together, we’re putting in place a sustainable, growth-oriented logistics concept in Hof.”

From a geographic perspective, Hof’s central location in Europe is perfect for the logistics center, since all the relevant European destinations and economic centers are within easy reach. Dachser’s logistics center in Nuremberg connects the Hof branch to the company’s worldwide air and sea freight network.

30 years in Upper Franconia

Dachser has been operating in Germany’s Upper Franconia region for over 30 years. Today’s logistics center, located on the outskirts of Hof since 2008, offers a 13,800-square-meter transit terminal and 11,800 square meters of warehouse space with 35,000 high-bay pallet spaces. This capacity has made the logistics provider a long-standing warehousing and transport partner in the region for customers from the industrial goods and food sectors.

“Hof is becoming an increasingly important logistics hub, and this expansion marks another step in this growth. Our town is proud to be home to a global company like Dachser. This expansion of the Hof branch means the company will provide a total of around 500 jobs, making it one of our largest local employers,” says Hof’s Mayor Dr. Harald Fichtner. “I’d like to take this opportunity to say thanks for the strong role you play in the community, including your valuable contribution to the Upper Franconia Logistics Agency. I wish the expansion project and the company every success!”

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.

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

Dachser and terre des hommes step up their collaboration

Albert Recknagel and Bernhard Simon

In their joint grassroots projects, it is patience, perseverance, and establishing local and cultural roots that prove to be the recipe for success

Kempten, November 28, 2019. Dachser and the international children’s aid organization terre des hommes are expanding their long-standing partnership and commitment to social responsibility in the regions of South Asia, Southern Africa, and Latin America.

Based on the idea of “helping people to help themselves,” the grassroots projects focus on the fight against human rights violations—in particular all forms of violence against children and women—as well as on commitment to providing a healthy, clean environment, and on the education of young people—especially girls and young women—and supporting them on their way to finding gainful employment. Given that developing and emerging countries play a critical role in the fight against climate change, the partnership supports projects that center on climate protection and provision of the appropriate infrastructure. For each of the three project regions—South Asia, Southern Africa, and Latin America—Dachser is providing annual funding to the tune of EUR 200,000 for the next five years.

“For the development partnership to make a real difference, you need staying power and to make sure social responsibility is firmly rooted in the local communities,” says Bernhard Simon, CEO of Dachser. “That way, the issues that really need attention are the ones that get addressed. terre des hommes and its local partners ensure that youth and women’s groups have the opportunity to articulate their concerns and, with our support, take action to support the ongoing social and ecological development of their local community.”  

New projects in India and Nepal

Dachser and terre des hommes have been working together in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh since 2005, where they have achieved a great deal so far: almost 32,000 children have now been informed about their rights to live a life free of violence, child labor, and sexual exploitation. More than 18,000 children have been given support in preparation for regular school attendance, and 5,400 young people, mainly girls, have learned simple handicraft skills such as tailoring, sewing, or weaving in order to earn their own money and support their families financially. Some 5,000 young people got involved in street theater or other activities to raise awareness of social problems, such as alcoholism or violence against children and women, among their communities. And more than 4,000 young people have taken part in environmental protection workshops and planted almost 50,000 trees as part of reforestation campaigns.

Dachser and terre des hommes will continue to support two districts of Uttar Pradesh and two urban slums in New Delhi, and will be adding the following regions to their outreach projects for the 2020–2025 period:

  • In the northern Indian state of Bihar, one in three people lives below the poverty line, i.e., without access to clean drinking water, sanitation, housing, education, or work. Violence, particularly against women and girls, is widespread: trafficking and abduction of girls for forced marriages are an everyday occurrence. In the districts of Katihar and Munger, where the problem is especially acute, Dachser will support two local organizations over the next five years to provide girls there with better protection.
  • On the western edge of Nepal, the Bajura district is suffering increasingly from drought and food shortages; the people scrape by the best they can on subsistence agriculture. Access to education and career opportunities are virtually non-existent, often forcing young people to migrate to India to find work in the cities there. In a project set to run through 2025, Dachser will support a local organization in improving the education and living conditions of 600 families in the region.

The company will also continue with and expand its existing projects with terre des hommes in Southern Africa and Latin America.

More information about the commitment of Dachser and terre des hommes to social responsibility is available on the website: https://www.dachser.com/campaigns/terredeshommes/en/index.html.

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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 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.

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

Dachser enlarges branch in Öhringen

Expanding the transit terminal, creating 25 new jobs.

Kempten/Öhringen, November 19, 2019 – Construction work has begun to expand Dachser’s Öhringen branch. By summer 2020, the existing transit terminal will be 3,500 square meters larger. A new story will also be added to the office building, increasing its floor space by 600 square meters. Dachser is investing some EUR 9.5 million in the project.

Dachser’s Öhringen branch has been part of the Dachser European network since 2012, and is ideally located on Germany’s A6 motorway, near the Weinsberg junction at Heilbronn. The branch underwent its first major expansion in 2015 with the addition of a warehouse to the existing transit terminal; the new facility offered contract logistics customers roughly 22,000 pallet spaces across more than 15,000 square meters. Now, about four years later, it’s time for the next expansion. Marc-Oliver Bohlender, Branch Manager in Öhringen, explains: “Putting that warehouse into operation back then represented a major step forward. In the years that followed, our tonnage has grown by just under 10 percent annually, so it’s high time to expand our capacity once again.”

The transit terminal, which currently occupies 5,300 square meters, will gain another 3,500 square meters. It will also grow from 38 gates to a total of 87. At the same time, a new story will be added to the accompanying office building, increasing its floor space by some 600 square meters. Dachser Öhringen currently has about 230 employees who transport industrial goods all across Europe, processing approximately 57,400 shipments per month for a total of some 302,100 metric tons each year. The expansion of the Öhringen branch will create a total of 25 new jobs.

Dachser opens new logistics center in Freiburg – Thirty new jobs created at the Breisgau industrial park

Photo caption – from left to right: Peter Kraus, Logistics Manager, Ecomal Europe GmbH, Markus Riesterer, Director Gewerbepark Breisgau, Ralph Bartsch, General Contractor Unglehrt, Michael Gaudlitz General Manager Dachser Logistics Center Freiburg, Michael Schilling, COO Road Logistics Dachser and Thomas Hörmann, Head of Construction & Real Estate Dachser.

Freiburg/Kempten, October 21, 2019 –This weekend, logistics provider Dachser held a ceremony to mark the opening of its new logistics center on the Breisgau industrial park in Freiburg, Germany. Covering a total area of 6,117 square meters, the new facility houses a transit terminal with 82 docking bays as well as a two-story office building. The company invested around EUR 22 million in the location, where it is also creating 30 new jobs.

Construction work on the approximately 65,000-square-meter plot of land on the Breisgau industrial park began in summer 2018. Now, a year later, Dachser can commence operations at the new logistics center. Dachser opened its first Freiburg branch in 1984. It was clear from the outset that, due to its proximity to several national borders, the city was the ideal location for a logistics hub to handle groupage transports to Switzerland, France, and southwestern Germany. The existing branch in Freiburg-Hochdorf grew steadily and has now reached the limit of its capacity. Sited to the southwest of Freiburg, the new logistics center offers ideal operating conditions as well as opportunities for expansion in the future.

The opening ceremony took place this weekend. Around hundreds guests accepted the invitation to attend the event in the Breisgau business park. “Located directly on the A5 highway, the new facility has excellent connections to three countries: Germany, France, and Switzerland. For Dachser, the new facility’s location, technical infrastructure, human resources, capacity, and expansion potential together form an important building block for growth in Europe and for further strengthening the network,” said Michael Schilling, COO Road Logistics at Dachser, in his speech on the outstanding strategic role that Freiburg plays for Dachser. 

As things stand, the 160 Dachser employees in Freiburg handle 260,000 metric tons of industrial goods a year—and the volume is increasing. “When it comes to our continued growth in Freiburg, one thing is clear: good logistics needs good employees. That’s why, in addition to the 30 newly created roles, I’m delighted that nine new apprentices will be joining us as our new logistics center begins operations,” says Michael Gaudlitz, General Manager Dachser Logistics Centre Freiburg. The apprentices will be embarking on their training to become warehouse specialists, professional drivers, and forwarding and logistics specialists, while some will be completing the practical element of a dual-study program at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Lörrach. “By deciding to pursue an apprenticeship in logistics, they’ve chosen an occupation with future prospects,” Gaudlitz says. Dachser is strongly committed to nurturing young talent and usually hires those who successfully complete their training at the company.

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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 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.

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

Dachser wins the 2019 IMD Global Family Business Award

(l-r) Peter Vogel, Director of IMD Global Family Business Center; Marta Widz, IMD Research Fellow; Bernhard Simon, CEO Dachser SE; Birgit Kastner-Simon, Corporate Director Corporate Marketing, Dachser SE; Prof. Benoit Leleux, IMD Global Family Business Award Director; Matthew Crudgington, Associate Director, IMD Global Family Business Center

IMD recognized Dachser for robust corporate and family governance structures combined with operational excellence and a focus on quality

Udaipur / Lausanne / Kempten, October 18, 2019. IMD Business School, a top-ranked global business school headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, awarded Dachser with the renowned IMD Global Family Business Award. On behalf of the company and the founding family, Bernhard Simon, CEO of Dachser, and Birgit Kastner-Simon, Corporate Director Corporate Marketing, accepted the award at the 30th Summit of the Family Business Network International (FBN-I) in Udaipur, India.

Awarded since 1996, the prize recognizes large, global, and multigenerational family businesses that are exemplary in uniting family and business interests, combining tradition and innovation with clear corporate social responsibility imperatives. A panel of independent experts finally selects the award winner. “Dachser is an outstanding family enterprise that has successfully adopted a comprehensive governance system balancing the influences of the family and the company,” commented IMD president Jean-François Manzoni. “Dachser’s success is a testament to three generations of family owners who have built up one of the most sustainable family businesses anywhere in the world.”

IMD recognized Dachser for its robust corporate and family governance structures combined with operational excellence and a focus on quality. Dachser has stayed true to its core business and continues to stand out through strong values, sustained growth, and a truly global reach. It has also placed significant importance on innovation and sustainability in the area of economics, ecology, and society.

“Quality is always delivered by people. That’s why we constantly strive to maintain a harmonious balance between global growth on the one hand and, on the other, the value system and the human dimension of being a family-owned company,” explains Bernhard Simon, CEO Dachser SE. “The IMD Global Family Business Award is a sign that we’re on the right track. Dachser’s success is founded on a clearly defined mission and strong values that we live by every day. This ensures that everyone worldwide is able to understand our long-term strategy, and it puts the company on a secure footing for future generations. Yet another reason this award is very meaningful for me.”

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.

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

Dachser’s new logistics centre in the North of England is now operational

DACHSER UK’s key investment in the northwest of England is fully operational. After announcing the development of a new logistics centre at the beginning of the year, the logistics service provider, part of the international Dachser group, has moved rapidly to complete the newly built 5,175 square metre hub. Rochdale has been Dachser’s home in the region since 2010, the new unit replaces their existing distribution facility. 

The development of the 3.7 hectare (9.2 acre) site represents a EUR 16 million (GBP 14.4 million) investment by the company and is evidence of Dachser’s commitment to the UK market. In particular, it strengthens the company’s presence in the northern UK region and will further improve its transport and distribution services in one of British industry’s heartlands.

“We have an optimistic view on the future of both import and export trade with the rest of Europe and beyond,” commented Mark Rollinson, Managing Director, Dachser UK. “Since the company’s initial expansion into the area in 2010, our business has grown fivefold, necessitating the warehouse expansion to satisfy the demands of our customers’ global integrated supply chains.  We have also experienced a sustained increase in UK exports delivered through Dachser’s extensive European distribution network.”

The location is optimally situated from a logistics viewpoint, adjacent to the Trans-Pennine motorway, which is an important artery of the UK’s ‘Northern Powerhouse’. The new facility has 49 dock loading doors and an additional four level access doors, and the build is nearly 7,000 square metres, including office space.

“The Rochdale Logistics Centre is connected to the global Dachser network with daily direct freight services,” explains Gary Atkinson, Branch Manager at Rochdale. “With this new construction, our location in the North of England is evolving into an important hub within Dachser’s European network. Ensuring that the new facility remained within Rochdale was an important consideration in the interests of the company’s workforce,” he emphasised.

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ABOUT DACHSER UK

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

Edoardo Podestá takes the helm of Dachser Air & Sea Logistics

Dachser appoints Edoardo Podestá as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Air & Sea Logistics business field

The long-standing Managing Director of the Asia Pacific region now heads Dachser’s global air and sea freight business.

Kempten, October 10, 2019. Dachser appoints Edoardo Podestá as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Air & Sea Logistics business field. Podestá replaces Jochen Müller in this position.

Dachser and the current COO Air & Sea Logistics, Jochen Müller, have mutually agreed not to extend his contract when it expires in 2020. Jochen Müller will stop working for Dachser with immediate effect.

In recent years, Jochen Müller was responsible for developing the air and sea freight business into a network company with operations worldwide, thereby putting in place the foundations for globally integrated supply chain solutions for our customers. It is thanks to his commitment that the structures to support the future expansion of the air and sea freight business could be further cemented. Dachser is grateful to Jochen Müller for all his hard work over the years and for the mutual trust upon which it was based, and wishes him every success in his personal and professional life in the future.

The job of heading up the global air and sea freight business is going to Edoardo Podestá, a seasoned Dachser manager. The 57-year-old Italian joined Dachser back in 2003 as part of the management team for the Züst Ambrosetti Far East Ltd. joint venture after Dachser had taken full control. In recognition of his successful expansion of the air and sea freight business in Asia, he was appointed Managing Director of the Asia Pacific business unit in 2014. 

“Edoardo Podestá combines his success as an entrepreneur and strong leadership skills with his profound knowledge of the Asian and global air and sea freight markets,” says Bernhard Simon, Dachser CEO. “As COO Air & Sea Logistics, he will continue to expand our intercontinental network for air and sea freight and link it even more closely with our European overland transport network.”    

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.