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GEODIS opens airside freight handling gateway at Schiphol

Global logistics specialist launches innovative airfreight handling system at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport hub

GEODIS Netherlands announced the opening of its new Airside Gateway at Schiphol, which represents the beginning of a faster and safer way of airfreight handling. Time is precious to customers and their demand for the quick delivery of goods is increasingly important.  The Gateway being located airside will help meet these demands and at the same time enhance security. GEODIS Netherlands in reacting to a tremendous growth in volumes has introduced its Amsterdam Gateway to further accelerate this expansion while anticipating the demands of the future market.

The GEODIS Amsterdam Gateway (AMS-GTW) comprises 2500 m2 of warehouse and office space directly next to the

airport’s runway. Ellis de Jong, Operations Director Freight Forwarding: “We estimate that Gateway will bring a significant decrease in airfreight handling times, ensuring quicker delivery of cargo and a better service to our customers. Export wise, with Gateway we gain more efficiencies on the consolidation side.”

The Amsterdam Gateway is part of the long term growth strategy of GEODIS, in which innovation is a key element. Thomas Kraus, President & CEO North, East and Central Europe says: “The opening of the Amsterdam Gateway is the next important step in both our regional planning and in our global growth ambitions. It will substantially increase our competitiveness and reinforce the crucial hubbing function of our airfreight operation in the region.”

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and 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 direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2018, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

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GEODIS receives its 6th Gold Rating from EcoVadis

EcoVadis, the ratings agency for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance in global supply chains, has given GEODIS an overall grade of 72/100 (+2 points compared to 2018).

This year, GEODIS was again commended by EcoVadis with the “Gold” recognition level. The Group has therefore continued its upward progression, compared to 2018, with an overall grade of 72/100*. This excellent rating puts GEODIS among the top 300 companies out of a total of 30,000 assessed. EcoVadis therefore recognizes GEODIS as one of the most advanced and committed businesses all sectors combined, in terms of environmental, social, ethical and responsible purchasing approaches.

Marie-Christine Lombard, Chief Executive Officer of GEODIS says: “I am very pleased as this is the highest result since the Group’s first assessment in 2009. It recognizes more than 10 years of working to carry out concrete and consistent CSR actions as well as our unwavering commitment to satisfy all stakeholders, fully including society at large.

The EcoVadis evaluation focuses on four topics for which GEODIS obtained the following scores:

– Environment: Top 1% of companies assessed by EcoVadis – 90/100

– Labor & Human Rights: Top 3% – 70/100

– Sustainable Procurement: Top 3% – 60/100

– Fair Business Practices: Top 9% – 60/100

The significant progress (+10 points) on the fair business practices theme is particularly related to the measures set up in the context of the GDPR**, for example:

– Procedures and measures implemented to protect the confidential data of our customers

– Measures to protect the customer or the customer’s data against unauthorized access or disclosure

– Restrictions on the type and amount of confidential information collected and stored

Philippe de Carné, Executive Vice President Business Development, Innovation & Business Excellence, comments: “This recognition demonstrates the successful implementation of our CSR approach and encourages us to go further. Whether it concerns data privacy, HR practices and of course taking action to reduce the environmental impact of our activities, we are committed to reinforcing the scope of the actions we undertake, with the objective to reach the best standards of corporate citizenship.”

(*) 2019 evaluation based on 2018 data .(**) General data protection regulation

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and 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 direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2018, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

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GEODIS opens new Logistics Facility in Northern France

JUNE 20, 2019

Levallois-Perret

GEODIS, a leading global supply chain operator, opens its new logistics campus in Douvrin, Hauts de France. A team of 300 GEODIS employees will be mobilized to primarily serve retail and textile customers, in this new 48,000 sqm site.

At this new multi-user installation, GEODIS provides its partners with comprehensive solutions and services for the reception and storage of goods, order preparation and flow management. Quality control services based on customer needs, such as the quality control of supplier components or customization and gift packaging for e-commerce customers are also offered.

“This new campus is part of the modernization of our warehousing infrastructure. It strengthens our position in Northern France and reinforces our position as a leading logistics provider of choice for retail and e-commerce activities,” says Frédéric Pasqual, GEODIS Executive Vice President, Contract Logistics France.

The site is located near the relevant regional distribution hubs and is equipped with new state-of-the art technology such as corrugators, pick-to-light equipment, automated conveyors, and others. More than €3 M has been invested in equipping this campus which is classified as lower-tier according to the EU’s Seveso Directive, allowing GEODIS to manage seasonality and specificities of regulated products. More than three million e-commerce orders will be handled yearly.

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GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and 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 direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2018, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

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GEODIS emphasizes importance of Innovation in Logistics at TL Munich Exhibition

GEODIS, one of the world’s leading global supply chain operators, will be exhibiting at this year’s transport logistic, Messe München, Germany 04 – 07 June 2019

The global Supply Chain Operator, which ranks among the world’s top logistics companies, is putting a range of innovative services and operational processes on display, using augmented and virtual reality solutions. In its Experience Room situated on the GEODIS exhibition booth located in Hall B5.303/402, GEODISis exhibiting several innovations in the fields of warehouse automation, inventory by drone, robotic picking and others.

50% of the company’s investment in innovation is planned to go into further digitalization programs in the coming years. GEODIS sees digitalization as fundamental to the optimization of operational processes throughout the industry, as it will enable optimized supply chain services that will help companies with their growth ambitions while minimizing the environmental impact.

To learn more about GEODIS’ vision of the future of the supply chain, we invite you to join us in Munich across all four days of transport logistic, where our specialists and executives will be on hand to welcome you!

transport logistic is the world’s leading trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management. It presents the optimal solutions for every logistics and freight transport requirement. The fair combines innovative products, technologies, and systems with pooled expertise, global market leaders, high-quality conferences with high-ranked agendas. The international diversity is represented by over 2,000 exhibitors.

For more information about the exhibition please CLICK HERE

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and 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 direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2018, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

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GEODIS named a Leader in Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, North America

GEODIS positioned as a Leader for its Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Paris – Global supply chain operator GEODIS has been recognized by Gartner as a Leader in the May 2019 Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics in North America. The report evaluated 19 third-party “logistics providers doing significant business in the North American region (the U.S., Canada and Mexico).”

According to the report, “In North America in 2018, $220 billion was spent on the logistics provider industry, a 9.8% increase year over year. These providers enable customers to outsource, either completely or partially, their logistics operations to external specialists. Many companies view logistics outsourcing as an effective strategy primarily to reduce costs, but more and more customers are seeking innovative solutions that can improve process and service as well.”

“GEODIS is honored to be recognized by Gartner as a Leader in its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, North America,” says GEODIS Americas CEO & President, Randy Tucker. “Our customers gave accolades for our commitment to try new things. We believe Gartner’s recognition validates this core value of GEODIS. From our network of 19 logistics campuses, 190 locations, and 13,500 employees throughout the Americas we are able to offer an enhanced, global end-to-end supply chain solution.”

According to Gartner, “Leaders rate well on the highly weighted criteria for both Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. These strong-performing and full-service 3PLs offer a broader portfolio of logistics functions and typically value-added services that span the end-to-end supply chain and have specific industry variations that customers can leverage. They understand North American logistics market drivers, regional nuances and customer needs, and translate that understanding into service offerings that are locally fit for purpose and supported by the use of leading technologies. Leaders have well-structured strategies and business models that support the continued expansion of their regional capabilities and service coverage. Customers trust and rely on Leaders to help them achieve top logistics performance within the U.S., Canada and Mexico.”

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, North America, Greg Aimi and Courtney Rogerson, 8 May 2019

Gartner – www.gartner.com

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GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and 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 direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2018, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

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GEODIS presents its Industrial Projects Expertise at Breakbulk Europe 2019

GEODIS, one of the world’s leading global supply chain operators, will be exhibiting at this year’s Breakbulk Europe at Messe Bremen, Germany 21 – 23 May 2019.

The Industrial Projects business of GEODIS is specialized in heavy-lift and out of gauge movements, serving multiple segments, such as oil & gas, mining, infrastructure, renewable energy, power, nuclear and rail. With a competent team of more than 600 people worldwide, GEODIS Industrial Projects delivers innovative solutions for numerous and diverse project cargo customers worldwide.

Breakbulk Europe is the place to be for project cargo professionals, commented Luke Mace, Senior Vice President Industrial Projects for GEODIS. It gives manufacturers and project managers the opportunity to study market trends and learn about innovation and for us providers to showcase solutions to challenging projects.”

GEODIS’ Industrial Projects specialists will be present in HALL 5 Booth K30 to discuss effective solutions for project cargo transportation challenges.

A “French Hour” will be organized at the GEODIS booth on May 22nd, from 1:00 to 3:00PM. Visitors will be able to learn about GEODIS innovative solutions while enjoying crepes and coffee.

About Breakbulk Europe

Breakbulk Europe is the world’s largest event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry. 11,000 professionals from more than 120 countries are expected to attend this year.

For more information on Breakbulk Europe 2019, please click here

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and 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 direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2018, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

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GEODIS Expands Growth in E-Commerce

New logistics centre in Oberhausen under construction

Levallois-Perret, 7 March 2019 – GEODIS will open a new warehouse in Oberhausen this summer. The 40,000 square-meter building is being built by SEGRO, a UK industrial real estate group, with which GEODIS has already implemented other major projects.

GEODIS will hire up to 500 employees for the extensive warehousing and order picking operations in Oberhausen. The combination of a strong, available pool of skilled workers and an attractive logistic location with very good transportation connections make Oberhausen the ideal choice for this new location. In addition, the logistics center will be implemented with an innovative warehouse concept that combines maximum space utilization with maximum productivity. Over the years, GEODIS has developed this industry-specific and highly automated process.

With this new opening, GEODIS is continuing to expand its long-standing e-commerce strategy. In recent years, the company has significantly expanded its contract logistics business on a national and international level with well-known companies in this sector. With Oberhausen, a total of six of the 14 logistics centers operated by GEODIS in Germany alone will specialize in e-commerce.

We have been pursuing a very successful growth strategy in this market segment for years,” says Thomas Kraus, President & CEO North, East and Central Europe. German e-commerce has been growing steadily for years. Market sales have increased to 63 billion euros in 2018, an increase of around ten percent compared to 2017.[1]  “The demand for modern and innovative logistics concepts in this area is high, because the goods are to be delivered to the end customer as quickly, cost-effectively and efficiently as possible. Thanks to our many years of experience, we have been able to develop a high level of expertise and concrete unique selling propositions in this area. This makes e-commerce one of our core competencies, both in Germany and internationally,” adds Kraus.

Further information on GEODIS can be found at http://www.geodis.com

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and 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 direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide.

In 2017, GEODIS accounted for over 40,500 employees globally and generated €8.1 billion in sales.


[1] According to the industry report Online-Handel 2018 of the IFH Cologne.

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GEODIS appoints a Global Head of E-Commerce

Ashwani Nath Sept 18

Ashwani Nath, Vice-President & Global Head of e-channel solutions

GEODIS announces the creation of a global position for e-commerce with the appointment of Ashwani Nath as Vice-President & Global Head of e-channel solutions. Reporting to Philippe de Carné, Group CCO, Ashwani Nath will be responsible for building and promoting end-to-end e-commerce omni-channel solutions, gathering all existing physical & digital expertise in the company.

By creating this position, the Group intends to strengthen its position in the booming e-commerce logistics sector in Europe and around the world by developing e-fulfillment infrastructure in warehouses, order management systems for cross border last mile & customer service for end to end visibility. This new role also goes along with the recent evolution of the GEODIS’ organization which aims at facilitating an easy access to the GEODIS services for its customers.

“I am confident in Ashwani’s ability to create value for both our customers and our Group by designing innovative global e-commerce solutions. Ash’s deep experience and knowledge of the logistics market make him the real expert to optimize our customers’ supply chains with end-to-end solutions dedicated to the omni-channel e- commerce sector.” declares Philippe de Carné.

Ashwani Nath, was previously Global Market Line Director – Retail for GEODIS. Starting his career after graduating in economics & management, he records more than thirty-three years of experience in the logistics sector. He has held various regional & global leadership roles within global logistics companies, based in India, Sri Lanka, Italy, The Netherlands and France.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and 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 direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide.

In 2017, GEODIS accounted for over 40,500 employees globally and generated €8.1 billion in sale

 

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Antje Lochmann – New Managing Director of GEODIS Freight Forwarding Germany

Antje Lochmann Nov 18

Antje Lochmann, Managing Director of GEODIS Freight Forwarding Germany

GEODIS announced the appointment of Antje Lochmann as the new Managing Director of GEODIS Freight Forwarding Germany. Beginning November 1, 2018, she will head up the German freight forwarding business for GEODIS headquartered in Hamburg.

Antje Lochmann joined GEODIS in 2011 and has held several positions where she was responsible for sales, marketing, key accounts, tender management, and sales controlling. Most recently, she was the Director National Sales & Marketing of GEODIS Freight Forwarding Germany. During her time at GEODIS, she has worked on many national and international projects and has established a good network.

“Antje Lochmann knows the market, the freight forwarding community and our organization through her years of experience. With her strong commitment, she has contributed significantly to the company’s success and will continue to do so in her new role. As part of our leadership approach, we at GEODIS put emphasis on career progression for our young executives. Therefore, I am very proud to be able to fill this important position with an in-house candidate such as Antje,” said Thomas Kraus, GEODIS President & CEO North, East and Central Europe.

Antje Lochmann succeeds Matthias Hansen, who was recently appointed Global Product Head of Ocean Freight. Along with his former role as Regional Vice President (RVP), EMEA, Matthias has been leading Freight Forwarding Germany for the past 12 months. He will be supporting Antje Lochmann during a two-month transition period through December 2018

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and 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 direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide.

In 2017, GEODIS accounted for over 40,500 employees globally and generated €8.1 billion in sales.

 

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GEODIS Awarded “2018 Logistics Player of the Year” in Italy

The Group took home the prestigious annual prize rewarding Italian companies that stand out for innovative approaches and solutions.

181029 Canova - Da Pra - Luigi Terzi (Logistics Awards presentation)

Pietro Lucio Canova, Business Area Director for Nord East Italy, GEODIS and Dario Da Pra, Site Manager for Bologna, GEODIS with Luigi Terzi from Assologistica

With the project “Aero roll-cages conveyor system,” GEODIS in Italy has been named “2018 Logistics Player of the Year” in the Innovation category. The well-known award, organized by Assologistica in cooperation with the magazine Euromerci and the association Assologistica Cultura e Formazione, is the most important prize for 3PL players in Italy.

Roll cages represent an evolution of trolleys, in which the unit load is hooked to the plank of the trolley through an automated system. This allows the handling of flat or hanging garments, even simultaneously. The transport chain develops on an aerodynamic architecture and grants total freedom of movement in the stock flows. In a nutshell, the handling capacity becomes highly flexible and multifunctional.

There are several benefits, including considerable savings on transport and transfer times—inbound-outbound and between floors—and a displacement of up to 20 cages for hanging garments, without overloading the operators. This solution also promotes order and cleanliness in the work areas and minimizes the need for handling equipment.

While evaluating applications in different fields, from environmental sustainability to training, from the internationalization of business to ITC, the scope of Research & Development from year to year increases the ranks of companies that are candidates for our Award,” asserts Assologistica’s Secretary-General, Jean François Daher. “This is very encouraging, as it testifies to the ability of our companies to respond to the challenges of a market in which technology has long been a dominant factor in growth and development.”

Technological innovation is a crucial element for the development of logistics, one of the most sensitive factors for the entire system. An initiative like ours is 100% in 2.0 supply chain perspective and launches GEODIS in Italy towards the future,” comments Francesco Cazzaniga, Managing Director of GEODIS in Italy.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and 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 direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates to top business rankings: #1 in France, #4 in Europe, and #7 worldwide.

 

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