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Jesper Axell appointed Managing Director for GEODIS Sweden

Since 2018 Jesper Axell has served as Deputy Managing Director for the GEODIS Sweden organization.  He has now been appointed to the role of Managing Director.

Jesper joined GEODIS in 2006 and contributes an extensive knowledge and a strong business acumen derived from several management roles within GEODIS Sweden. Most recently as Deputy Managing Director and National Sales Manager.  

The Swedish organization has thrived under Jesper’s leadership and continues to show strong results. Jesper has been a driving force in the re-launch of Contract Logistics in Sweden, developing GEODIS’ local footprint and further securing the company’s position as one of the market leading freight forwarders in Sweden 

Jesper will continue to report to the Scandinavian Sub-Regional Managing Director, Magnus Tornerhjelm. “Jesper has handled the day to day running of GEODIS Sweden for the last three years and has been a visible and steady leader throughout a very turbulent and dynamic time in the logistics and shipping industry”, says Magnus Tornerhjelm.  

Jesper Axell tillträder rollen som Managing Director för GEODIS Sweden AB

Sedan 2018 har Jesper Axell haft rollen som Deputy Managing Director i GEODIS Sweden AB. Jesper har nu antagit rollen som Managing Director.

Jesper började på GEODIS 2006 och bidrar med omfattande kunskap och ett starkt affärsmannaskap ackumulerat genom flera chefsroller inom GEODIS Sverige. Senast som Deputy Managing Director och National Sales Manager.

Den svenska organisationen har blomstrat under Jespers ledning och fortsätter att visa starka resultat. Jesper har varit en drivande kraft i lanseringen av Contract Logistics i Sverige, utvecklat företagets lokala fotavtryck och ytterligare förstärkt GEODIS position som en av de marknadsledande speditörerna i Sverige.

Jesper kommer fortsatt rapportera till Magnus Tornerhjelm, Scandinavian Sub-Regional Managing Director. “Jesper har skött den dagliga driften av GEODIS Sverige de senaste tre åren och har varit en synlig och stadig ledare under en mycket turbulent och dynamisk tid inom logistik- och sjöfartsbranschen”, säger Magnus Tornerhjelm.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com   

GEODIS is a leading global logistics provider acknowledged for its expertise across all aspects of the supply chain. As a growth partner to its clients, GEODIS specializes in five lines of business: Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport. With a global network spanning nearly 170 countries and more than 44,000 employees, GEODIS is ranked no. 7 in its sector across the world. In 2021, GEODIS generated €10.9 billion in revenue. 

Through its subsidiary Sealogis, GEODIS becomes shipping agent for France for the shipping company Zéphyr & Borée

GEODIS has signed a partnership agreement with Zéphyr & Borée, a French start-up pioneer in low-carbon maritime transport specializing in the design of sail-powered cargo ships. This technological innovation will contribute to the reduction of emissions in the maritime transport of goods.

Zéphyr & Borée has chosen Sealogis, a subsidiary of Geodis, as shipping agent for France. As an agent, Sealogis will be responsible for presenting, promoting and marketing the services of Zéphyr & Borée to its clientele of shippers and forwarders. To provide a fully coherent service, Sealogis will ensure that low-carbon land-based solutions are proposed whenever possible for all pre-carriage and post-carriage transportation associated with the Zéphyr & Borée maritime service.

The shipping company, based in Lorient in Brittany, specializes in fitting out low-emission ships. A pioneer in its field, the company designs merchant ships equipped with sails, using alternative fuels to fossil fuels. 

Under an agreement with the AUTF (the French freight transport users association), Zéphyr & Borée will launch a container shipping service operating transatlantic routes, starting in 2025. The wind-powered vessels will operate a weekly service between Le Havre, Antwerp and the East Coast of the United States, along with an equivalent service sailing from Mediterranean ports.

This technological innovation will make it possible to halve CO2 emissions while guaranteeing a transit time competitive with that of traditional cargo ships.

Eric Martin Neuville, Executive Vice President, Global Freight Forwarding at Geodis, said: “This commitment to Zéphyr & Borée clearly demonstrates Geodis’s desire to support the decarbonization of maritime transport for the sake of the climate. Transporting freight via wind-powered cargo ships is an innovative project that Geodis will propose to its customers to support them in their sustainable performance.”

Amaury Bolvin, Managing Director of Zéphyr & Borée, commented: “Achieving the necessary energy transition in maritime transport will require the use of wind propulsion, as in the past. The launch of this transatlantic sailing line will demonstrate this and we believe that it will be the start of a major transition. We are pleased to be working on this project with Sealogis and Geodis, who have been partners of Zephyr & Borée from the outset.”

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a leading global logistics provider acknowledged for its expertise across all aspects of the supply chain. As a growth partner to its clients, GEODIS specializes in five lines of business: Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport. With a global network spanning nearly 170 countries and more than 44,000 employees, GEODIS is ranked world no. 7 in its sector. In 2021, GEODIS generated €10.9 billion in revenue.

New appointments to the GEODIS executive committee

GEODIS, world leader in transport and logistics, announces the following appointments:

  • Stéphanie Hervé, Group Executive Vice President, Contract Logistics
  • David-Olivier Tarac, Group Chief Financial Officer
  • Amaury Valicon, Group Chief Performance Officer

Stéphanie Hervé and David-Olivier Tarac will become members of the Group’s executive committee, strengthening the management team working with Marie-Christine Lombard, Chief Executive Officer of GEODIS. Amaury Valicon remains a member of the executive committee, which he joined in 2018 on his appointment as Chief Financial Officer.

Left to right:  David-Olivier Tarac, Group Chief Financial Officer — Stéphanie Hervé, Group Executive Vice President, Contract Logistics — Amaury Valicon, Group Chief Performance Officer

Stéphanie Hervé started her career in 1996 as a logistics solution designer at FM Logistics. She joined GEODIS in 1998 as head of engineering and solution design for the Group, before taking on operational responsibilities in France and other countries from 1999. She took over the general management of contract logistics activities in France, Spain and Morocco in 2007, and was appointed Chief Operating Officer for the Western Europe Middle East Africa region in 2018. Stéphanie holds a Master’s in logistics and transport.

David-Olivier Tarac’s career began in 1998 at the Directorate of Naval Construction in the French Ministry of Defense. He moved to the French Treasury in 2000 and then took up a position in the State Shareholdings Agency, part of the Ministry of Finance, the Economy and Industry. In 2004, he joined the strategic consulting firm, the Boston Consulting Group. In 2008, he was appointed Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the ADP Group. He became an executive vice president of TAV Airports, based in Istanbul, in 2012, and then in 2017 he moved to New York as managing director in charge of the ADP Group’s North and Latin American activities. He joined GEODIS in July 2022 as Deputy Chief Financial Officer. David-Olivier Tarac is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines de Paris.

Amaury Valicon has held a broad range of responsibilities in finance for over 20 years, of which nearly 15 years in the transport industry. After 7 years in the banking sector at BNP Paribas and Bayerische Landesbank in structured finance and securitization, he joined the M&A team of SNCF Participations in 2004. He then moved to the finance department of SNCF Logistics in 2011 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer of SNCF Logistics in 2014. In January 2018, he joined GEODIS as Group Chief Financial Officer and was appointed to the executive committee. Amaury graduated from the ESSEC business school.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a leading global logistics provider acknowledged for its expertise across all aspects of the supply chain. As a growth partner to its clients, GEODIS specializes in five lines of business: Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport. With a global network spanning nearly 170 countries and more than 46,000 employees, GEODIS is ranked world no. 7 in its sector. In 2021, GEODIS generated €10.9 billion in revenue.

GEODIS Opens Center of Excellence in Bangalore, India

GEODIS, leading global logistics provider, has established in Bangalore its sixth strategic control tower for its Supply Chain Optimization Line of Business which specializes in supply chain management and advisory. Bangalore Center of Excellence (CoE) will provide customers with end-to-end visibility, performance monitoring and continuous improvement to supply chain processes on a 365/7/24 multilingual basis.

Officially opened during a formal ceremony on the 21st December, the Bangalore Center of Excellence (CoE) operates with 60 supply chain experts and complements the existing centers in Mexico, USA, France, Serbia and China. Centralizing the technology, processes, and people needed to collect supply chain data, GEODIS CoEs provide customers with the visibility required to inform the necessary ‘live’ decision-making.

In performing the formalities at the opening ceremony, Eric Gerbi, Executive Vice President, for GEODIS Supply Chain Optimization line of business said: “GEODIS Centers of Excellence are aimed to help build a culture of excellence in our customers’ supply chain management. We strive to achieve this through managing their business from one place and improve the required overall visibility. Working closely with customers, our teams of experts optimize operational processes. By exerting total control of the supply chain, they improve resiliency as well as accelerate decision-making.  These are crucial outcomes, particularly in today’s complex and global supply chain ecosystem.”

Acting as an extension of customers’ supply chain organization (international and domestic flows, warehousing, last mile delivery, reverse logistics), Bangalore CoE will render services from order management to pick-up and delivery management, exception management, and freight bill audit. GEODIS’ web-based innovative visibility platform forms the backbone of the center of excellence while ensuring end-to-end visibility, performance monitoring and enhancement, continuous improvement and network optimization.

The new CoE’s location in Bangalore was chosen primarily for the availability of a critical mass of talented supply chain specialists. The investment was also attracted by the fact that India has the world’s fifth largest economy with a high growth rate and the biggest population of graduates.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a leading global logistics provider acknowledged for its expertise across all aspects of the supply chain. As a growth partner to its clients, GEODIS specializes in five lines of business: Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport. With a global network spanning nearly 170 countries and more than 44,000 employees, GEODIS is ranked no. 7 in its sector across the world. In 2021, GEODIS generated €10.9 billion in revenue.

GEODIS announces plans to acquire trans-o-flex to further develop its integrated freight network in Germany / GEODIS gibt Pläne zur Übernahme von trans-o-flexbekannt, um sein integriertes Frachtnetz in Deutschland weiter auszubauen

GEODIS has signed an agreement to acquire trans-o-flex, a leading company in the premium express sector in Germany specialized in temperature controlled transport for pharmaceutical products as well as in time definite delivery of products for cosmetics, automotive and high-tech industries. Since 2016 the company is owned by the families Schoeller and Amberger who have invested to scale it up to a leading specialized distribution player.

Marie-Christine Lombard, Chief Executive Officer of GEODIS, said: “The acquisition of trans-o-flex is a key step forward enabling us to increase our footprint in Germany. It is consistent with our ambition to strengthen our global end-to-end logistics solutions to support our customers’ growth and geographic development. This acquisition will position GEODIS as a leading player in the healthcare market and will significantly enhance our delivery capabilities in Germany, a country at the heart of global trade. We have been impressed by the expertise and the commitment to the highest quality of service of trans-o-flex’s management team. We welcome the trans-o-flex team to GEODIS and together we believe we can further support our customers on both sides by combining our respective and complementary strengths in Germany, in Europe and globally. In order to achieve this, we have agreed with Christoph Schoeller, who is currently trans-o-flex’s Chairman of the Advisory Board, Vice-Chairman of the supervisory board and shareholder with Peter Amberger, that he will remain as Vice-Chairman of the new supervisory board presided by myself.”

Founded in 1971, trans-o-flex operates Germany’s largest temperature-controlled distribution network specializing in healthcare, handling both parcels and pallets. Trans-o-flex is headquartered in Germany and has recently expanded its activity in Austria, which offers opportunities for further developments. Trans-o-flex employs around 2,000 people across 77 hubs and local agencies which enable the company to offer Express logistics solutions throughout Germany.

Christoph Schoeller and Peter Amberger, representatives of the shareholders said:” Since we acquired trans-o-flex in 2016, the company has further established its leadership in the temperature-control healthcare and premium Express delivery through its widely-recognized quality network and its high reliability of service throughout Germany and Austria. This has been achieved under the leadership of Wolfgang P. Albeck, trans-o-flex’s CEO who has built an expert team of people around him with a unique “can do” attitude and commitment to highest customer satisfaction. We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest appreciation to Wolfgang Albeck and his team. We have no doubt they will continue to be engaged in delivering highest performances when joining GEODIS.”

Christoph Schoeller adds: “I am glad to be part of the continuation of the success story of trans-o-flex as vice-chairman of the supervisory board. Together with GEODIS, we will scale the trans-o-flex model internationally and thus further increase the benefits for our customers.”

The closing of this deal will be effective after completion of the usual regulatory approvals.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a leading global logistics provider acknowledged for its expertise across all aspects of the supply chain. As a growth partner to its clients, GEODIS specializes in five lines of business: Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport. With a global network spanning nearly 170 countries and more than 44,000 employees, GEODIS is ranked no. 7 in its sector across the world. In 2021, GEODIS generated €10.9 billion in revenue.

GEODIS gibt Pläne zur Übernahme von trans-o-flexbekannt, um sein integriertes Frachtnetz in Deutschland weiter auszubauen

GEODIS hat eine Vereinbarung zur Übernahme von trans-o-flex unterzeichnet, einem führenden Unternehmen im Bereich des Premium-Expresstransports in Deutschland, das auf den temperaturgeführten Transport pharmazeutischer Produkte sowie die zeitgenaue Lieferung von Produkten für die Kosmetik- und Hightechindustrie spezialisiert ist. Seit 2016 gehört das Unternehmen den Familien Schoeller und Amberger, die in den Ausbau der Firma zu einem führenden spezialisierten Logistikunternehmen investiert haben.

Marie-Christine Lombard, Vorstandsvorsitzende von GEODIS, erklärte in diesem Zusammenhang: „Die Übernahme von trans-o-flex ist ein wichtiger Schritt nach vorn, der es uns ermöglicht, unsere Präsenz in Deutschland auszuweiten. Sie steht im Einklang mit unserem Bestreben, unsere globalen End-to-End-Logistiklösungen zu stärken, um das Wachstum und die geografische Entwicklung unserer Kunden zu unterstützen. Dank der Übernahme wird GEODIS sich als führender Akteur im Gesundheitsmarkt positionieren, während sich unsere Lieferkapazitäten in Deutschland, einem Land im Zentrum des weltweiten Handels, deutlich verbessern. Wir sind von der Kompetenz und dem Engagement des Managementteams von trans-o-flex für Spitzenleistungen in der Servicequalität beeindruckt. Wir heißen das Team von trans-o-flex bei GEODIS herzlich willkommen und sind der Überzeugung, dass wir unsere Kunden gemeinsam noch besser unterstützen können, indem wir unsere sich ergänzenden Stärken, in Deutschland, Europa und weltweit miteinander kombinieren. In diesem Bestreben haben wir mit Christoph Schoeller, dem derzeitigen Beiratsvorsitzenden und stellvertretenden Aufsichtsratsvorsitzenden von trans-o-flex, gemeinsam mit Peter Amberger, Aktionär der Gesellschaft, vereinbart, Herrn Schoeller zum stellvertretenden Vorsitzenden des neuen, unter meinem Vorsitz geführten Aufsichtsrats zu ernennen.“

Das 1971 gegründete Unternehmen trans-o-flex betreibt Deutschlands größtes temperaturgeführtes Distributionsnetz, das auf das Gesundheitswesen und den Transport von Paketen und ganzen Paletten spezialisiert ist. Trans-o-flex hat seinen Hauptsitz in Deutschland, und hat in Österreich weiter expandiert, um die dortigen Möglichkeiten für die Weiterentwicklung zu nutzen. Das Unternehmen beschäftigt rund 2.000 Mitarbeitende an 77 Hubs und lokalen Standorten, die es ermöglichen, für ganz Deutschland einen Express-Versand anzubieten.

Christoph Schoeller und Peter Amberger, Vertreter der Aktionäre, erklärten dazu: „Seit der Übernahme von trans-o-flex] im Jahr 2016 hat das Unternehmen seine Führungsposition in der temperaturgeführten Express-Lieferung für Arzneitmittel und Premiumprodukte dank seines anerkannten Qualitätsnetzes und seiner hohen Servicezuverlässigkeit in Deutschland und Österreich beständig ausgebaut. Dies wurde unter der Leitung von Wolfgang P. Albeck, CEO von trans-o-flex, erreicht, der um sich herum ein Expertenteam mit einer einzigartigen „Can-Do“-Einstellung und der Verpflichtung zu höchster Kundenzufriedenheit aufgebaut hat. Wir möchten die Gelegenheit nutzen, um Herrn Albeck und seinem Team unsere tiefste Anerkennung auszusprechen und haben keinen Zweifel daran, dass sie sich bei GEODIS auch weiterhin für Höchstleistungen einsetzen werden. Ich freue mich, als stellvertretender Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender an der Fortsetzung der Erfolgsgeschichte von trans-o-flex mitwirken zu dürfen. Gemeinsam mit GEODIS werden wir das Geschäft von trans-o-flex international skalieren und damit den Nutzen für unsere Kunden weiter maximieren.“, so Christoph Schoeller.

Der Abschluss der Transaktion wird nach Erteilung der üblichen behördlichen Genehmigungen wirksam.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS ist ein weltweit führender Transport- und Logistikdienstleister, bekannt für sein Engagement, die logistischen Herausforderungen seiner Kunden zu meistern. Mit seinem auf Wachstum ausgerichteten Serviceangebot (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express und Road Transport), in Verbindung mit einem globalen Netzwerk, welches weltweit fast 170 Länder umfasst, erreicht GEODIS Top-Platzierungen unter den Logistikdienstleistern: #1 in Frankreich, #7 weltweit. GEODIS beschäftigte mehr als 44.000 Mitarbeiter und erwirtschaftete einen Umsatz von 10,9 Milliarden Euro im Jahr 2021.

GEODIS gana el premio “Empleador internacional del año 2022” otorgado por Investors In People (IIP) por sus operaciones en España

GEODIS en España ha sido galardonada con el premio “Empleador internacional del año” en la categoría “Plata”, otorgado por IIP. IIP es una norma internacional que evalúa la calidad de gestión de las empresas.

Cada año, IIP premia a las empresas más eficaces en el desarrollo y la implicación de los empleados en la estrategia y la organización de la empresa.

Para conceder estos premios, IIP se basa en una serie de criterios: la capacidad de los directivos de dirigir, inspirar, potenciar e implicar a su personal, así como de recompensar y reconocer el alto rendimiento.

“Este premio es un reconocimiento a las buenas prácticas de gestión y al compromiso de cada uno de nuestros empleados en España. También es fruto del trabajo de nuestros equipos, que se esfuerzan diariamente para satisfacer a nuestros clientes”, ha declarado Ivan Sánchez, director general de GEODIS en España.

GEODIS en España cuenta con la etiqueta IIP «Plata» desde 2021, lo que le ha permitido competir por primera vez en los “Investors In People Awards 2022” y ganar el premio.

En España, la empresa cuenta con 283 empleados en 15 centros.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com   

GEODIS es un proveedor logístico lider a nivel mundial reconocido por su experiencia en todos los aspectos de la cadena de suministro. Como socio de crecimiento de sus clientes, GEODIS se encuentra especializado en cinco líneas de negocio: Optimización de la cadena de suministro, Transporte de mercancías, Logística de contratos, Distribución y transporte urgente, y Transporte por carretera. Con una red global que abarca mas de 170 países y de 44 000 empleados, GEODIS ocupa el puesto número 1 a nivel mundial y 7 en su sector. En 2021, GEODIS generó 10 900 millones de euros en ingresos. 

GEODIS adds to its capacity in Sweden

Leading supply chain provider, GEODIS extends its contract logistics capabilities in Sweden with the addition of a 20,000 sqm warehouse close-by its existing facility at Arendal, near Gothenburg.

Just twelve-months after establishing an operational footprint adjacent to the strategic Swedish port, GEODIS’ contract logistics line of business is expanding its capacity with a second warehouse next door to its existing 16,000 sqm facility.  With all the benefits the location just 12 km west of central Gothenburg can offer, including access to the E6 and E20 highways and the port itself, additionally the extension has a railhead within the property, clearance heights of twelve meters and thirty-five loading docks. The second warehouse will be fully operational as of March 2023.

In introducing the options for customers that the development brings, Managing Director of GEODIS in Scandinavia, Magnus Tornerhjelm said, “Our role in serving our customers contract logistics demands involves a variety of multimodal means of product supply and distribution to ultimate destinations.  Our choice of location and warehouse facilities has been influenced by these dynamics and we are well-placed to access variable transport options.”

GEODIS’ Arendal site will feature cross-dock unloading and loading activities backed by full contract logistics services of inventory control via WMS, re-packaging and distribution throughout the Nordic region.  The two warehouses will operate in harmony and access to the rail mode will be utilized fully whenever it is appropriate. The availability of extra storage capacity will also aid customers of GEODIS’ freight forwarding activities when their own yard resources are exhausted.

GEODIS’ expansion of its contract logistics business has been rapid. Thomas Kraus, GEODIS President & CEO North, East and Central Europe, commented “We are growing our footprint in Sweden in line with customer demand and our strategy for the future development.  Customer reaction to our comprehensive services has been very positive over the last year, and synergies with end-to-end management of customers’ product supply chains offered by our international freight forwarding operations have been most beneficial to them.”

In Sweden, the GEODIS group operates from 8 locations (Helsingborg, Jönköping, Borås, Norrköping, Lund, Gothenburg, Stockholm and Malmö) and employs 350 employees.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a leading global logistics provider acknowledged for its expertise across all aspects of the supply chain. As a growth partner to its clients, GEODIS specializes in five lines of business: Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport. With a global network spanning nearly 170 countries and more than 44,000 employees, GEODIS is ranked no. 7 in its sector across the world. In 2021, GEODIS generated €10.9 billion in revenue.

GEODIS awarded “Strategic company” of the year by the Sovereignty Initiative of the Institut Choiseul

The “Strategic company” Prize rewards a major French company that has played an eminent role for national sovereignty.

The Institut Choiseul, an independent think tank dedicated to the analysis of contemporary strategic issues and international economic questions, has presented Marie-Christine Lombard, Chairwoman of the Executive Board and CEO of GEODIS, with the “Strategic Company of the Year” award as part of the Sovereignty Initiative. This initiative brings together high-level decision-makers to address strategic issues affecting national and European sovereignty. 

Pascal Lorot of the Choiseul Institute presents the “strategic enterprise” award to Marie-Christine Lombard

This prize rewards GEODIS for its eminent role in French sovereignty. As a global leading transport and logistics provider, the Group is an essential contributor to the world economy. It plays a decisive role in boosting the growth and competitiveness of French companies internationally and supports the relocation of certain strategic industries in France.

The vital nature of logistics was clearly demonstrated during the health crisis. GEODIS leveraged its expertise to set up an emergency airlift between China and France for the delivery of masks. Months later, the Group also supported the vaccination campaign by supplying vaccines throughout the country. This enabled France to keep control of the autonomous supply and distribution of these essential products.

Receiving the “Strategic Company” award for GEODIS, Marie-Christine Lombard declared: “On behalf of the 45,000 employees of GEODIS, we are very proud to receive this award, which recognizes our role as a strategic company. It is also an opportunity to highlight our business sector, because without transport and logistics, the economy would come to a standstill. This is the reason why France must have a national logistician of international scope.”

About Marie-Christine Lombard

Marie-Christine Lombard joined the GEODIS Group as CEO in 2012, before becoming Chairwoman of the Executive Board a year later. She has held senior management positions in the international transport and logistics sector for over 22 years. Since 2013, the Group’s turnover has grown from €6.9 billion to €11 billion by 2021.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a global leading transport and logistics provider recognized for its commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport), coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a global network spanning nearly 170 countries, is reflected by its top business rankings: no. 1 in France and no. 7 worldwide. GEODIS employs over 44,000 people globally and generated €10.9 billion in revenue in 2021.

GEODIS in Poland recognized as a Logistics Leader

Leading global logistics provider GEODIS’s operation in Poland has received Logistics Leader Award  in Logistics Operator of the Year research program.  Results of an independent survey of leading operators’ customers throughout Poland confirms GEODIS position in the top rank once again.

(l-r)  Agnieszka PLOSAREK – HR Director GEODIS Poland
and Robert Bątkowski – CL Business Development Manager GEODIS Poland

Award program organizers Data Group Consulting (DGC) and the publication Eurologistics made the announcement of the winners at a ceremony in Warsawon the evening of the 17th November. The award is presented to operators who perform outstandingly in a rigorous survey of customers, who were interviewed in-depth on their experiences of the services offered by the operator during the course of the year.

“We value this award in particular,” said Olivier Royer, CEO of GEODIS Road Transport, “As only the logistics operators aspiring to the highest standards of service are confident enough to participate in the research program. We are being judged by our own customers, which is the only true assessment of our success that we value. We are proud therefore to be a Logistics Leader .”

This award is the result of a logistics operators’ customers satisfaction study, which provides information on the scope and quality of logistics services offered in the Polish market. For the last twenty years the study has been conducted by DGC and the Eurologistics Publishing House. A ranking of companies enjoying the greatest trust of customers is created. Many of the winning company’s management elements are evaluated: competitive potential, comprehensiveness of logistics services offered, standard of service in the assessment of key clients and in the assessment of all customers, and similarly an assessment of both customer groups as to which are market leaders.

“This year GEODIS was celebrated in the category of Team’s credibility in customers’ assessment”, noted Olivier Royer. “This underlines our strength in the Polish market which has been much enhanced by the integration of Road Network organization (former PEKAES) over the past two years. Our people should be applauded as this award references the quality of the service they provide in meeting the expectations of our customers. The award program’s unique approach illustrates the market position of each company as their clients not only have the opportunity to assess the importance of each aspect of service, but also have a free choice to indicate which company best meets their expectations.”

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a leading global logistics provider acknowledged for its expertise across all aspects of the supply chain. As a growth partner to its clients, GEODIS specializes in five lines of business: Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport. With a global network spanning nearly 170 countries and more than 44,000 employees, GEODIS is ranked no. 7 in its sector across the world. In 2021, GEODIS generated €10.9 billion in revenue.

GEODIS extends Freight Forwarding services with a southern Spain office

Global logistics provider’s Freight Forwarding Line of Business has established a new service hub for customers in the Andalusia and Extremadura regions of Spain. The office in Seville commenced business as of 1st October.

With well-established operations in other major Spanish cities including Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia the Group’s freight forwarding services have been available to the country’s importers and exporters for over twenty years. Now both maritime and air transport solutions will be offered in the south of Spain along with additional value-added services such as Control Tower for complete oversight, Purchase Order and Vendor Management and Emission Reporting.  Enhanced visibility of cargoes status is enabled through the bespoke GEODIS’ web-based platform, IRIS (Intelligent Real-time Information System), an online booking, pricing, tracking and shipment system.

The GEODIS team in Seville will provide a service with a global reach across the GEODIS Group’s network spanning nearly 170 countries.  

“Our ability to understand the needs of our customers in the southern regions of Spain will be greatly enhanced by our new, strategically located base,” says Ivan Sanchez, managing director of GEODIS in Spain. “Our mission throughout the GEODIS organization is to help grow the businesses of our customers. In order to achieve that, we must harmonize with their expansion plans, facilitating the logistics that underpins those plans in the most relevant way. A localized operation is required to develop such a close relationship.”

Joining the GEODIS Group consisting of 350 employees in Spain and over 44,000 worldwide, the Seville based team are welcomed by GEODIS Spain’s Managing Director, Ivan Sanchez.  “It is passion that drives our teams both here in Spain and around the globe. Being 50% Andalucian, I can assure customers that there is no one more passionate than them and I’m sure the team in our new office will prove that with their commitment to customer service of the highest quality,” says Ivan Sanchez.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a leading global logistics provider acknowledged for its expertise across all aspects of the supply chain. As a growth partner to its clients, GEODIS specializes in five lines of business: Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport. With a global network spanning nearly 170 countries and more than 44,000 employees, GEODIS is ranked no. 7 in its sector across the world. In 2021, GEODIS generated €10.9 billion in revenue.