40 years in the UK

On 8th January 1975 in the UK, Harold Wilson was Prime Minister and head of a Labour government, and “Lonely This Christmas” by the pop group Mud was number one in the charts. It was also the date that DACHSER Ltd was established in the UK.

40 years in the UK

From small beginnings in a rented warehouse with a portacabin for an office and with just 5 employees, DACHSER has steadily grown. Now, 40 years later, the Head Office of DACHSER UK and the Northampton branch office are still located in Northampton in a brand new logistics centre and, together with the branch offices in Dartford and Rochdale, the Company now employs a total of 325 people.

Whilst focussing in the early years on its core activity of freight forwarding, over the last four decades DACHSER UK has successfully broadened its range of services to cover contract logistics and value-added services, as well as air and sea freight forwarding.


DACHSER UK was the 53rd branch to be opened by DACHSER GmbH & Co. KG, a family-owned, internationally operating company with its headquarters in Kempten in southern Germany. Since its foundation in 1930, DACHSER has become one of the leading logistics providers in Europe, providing comprehensive transport logistics, warehousing and customer-specific services.

DACHSER is planning to continue its UK growth strategy in the future, and will expand its network and facilities to accommodate the increasing demand for its services from UK customers and the DACHSER European network alike.

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