Last year was a progressive year for DACHSER UK with the appointment of a new UK Managing Director, Mark Rollinson, combined with the expansion of its operations and the opening of a second logistics centre in Northampton.
This confidence was based on a strong financial performance with UK sales turnover increasing by nine per cent to £84.1m. This is the result of increased export business and healthy growth in contract logistics services, the latter seeing a number of new customer contracts secured.
DACHSER pursues sustainable growth
DACHSER posted substantial growth once again in 2018. The logistics provider increased its consolidated net revenue by 5.5 percent to EUR 5.57 billion. As they did last year, shipment numbers increased, rising by 2.5 percent to 83.7 million; tonnage rose 3.0 percent to 41.3 million metric tons. With 30,609 employees in total, up 1,511 from the preceding year, DACHSER’s workforce reached a record high.
DACHSER focuses on lithium-ion technology
By 2022, logistics provider DACHSER plans to replace all of its roughly 6,000 pallet trucks in Europe with vehicles powered by energy-saving lithium-ion batteries.
ALDI & DACHSER extend their UK partnership
The two companies have signed a new 5 year contract which will see DACHSER provide a warehouse platform as well as UK & Ireland distribution services for a wide range of Aldi’s products.
New Managing Director for DACHSER UK
After more than 17 years at the helm, Nick Lowe, DACHSER UK’s Managing Director, was taking early retirement at the end of September. His successor is Mark Rollinson, who has previously held various management positions at Schenker and Allport Cargo Services.
As a new training year starts, the DACHSER workforce passes 30,000
As of the first of September, logistics provider DACHSER has more employees than at any other point in its history: some 30,500 people around the world are employed by the family company based in Kempten in Allgäu, Germany; that same country is home to 16,246 of those employees. In addition, this year 732 young people have chosen to train or study with DACHSER in Germany—the largest number ever.
DACHSER invests in its Karlsruhe location
DACHSER is investing more than EUR 20 million in an expansion of its existing logistics center in Malsch, near Karlsruhe. Construction work on a new high bay storage facility covering 21,800 square meters and with approx. 43,000 pallet spaces is in full swing. The specially equipped facility is also designed to permit the safe storage of chemical products and hazardous materials such as paints, coatings, and adhesives. The facility will become operational in the first quarter of 2019.
DACHSER expands its range of LCL services
As the groupage leader in the German and European markets, DACHSER operates a close-knit overland transport network. But the logistics provider’s closely integrated groupage network extends to sea freight, too. In 2018, 26 new LCL (less than container load) connections will be launched. For six of its existing services, DACHSER is increasing the frequency of departures from every two weeks to every week.
Dachser UK Annual Results Encouraging - Growth Continues
- DACHSER Ltd, UK sales turnover up by 16% to £77 million
- Export services revenue increases by 21%
- No discernible downturn due to impending Brexit
- Further investment plans in both Northampton and Rochdale
- ‘eLogistics’ digital services continue to generate competitive advantage
New location for DACHSER in Freiburg
DACHSER has acquired some 65,000 m2 of real estate in the Breisgau industrial park in Eschbach, a town near Freiburg, Germany. In August 2018, the logistics provider will start construction on a new logistics center, which will include a transit terminal with a total area of 6,117 m2 and 82 docking bays, plus a two-story office building. Completion of construction and the subsequent move are planned for mid-2019.
DACHSER’s growth gets a tail wind
For the first time, the logistics provider achieves revenue of over EUR 6 billion with growth driven by strong export business in Europe and invigorated global trade.
Brexit is coming - but then what happens?
The United Kingdom and the European Union are in the middle of a lengthy and complicated series of Brexit negotiations.
Where is the UK heading? And what does Brexit have in store for logistics providers? Here are the thoughts of Nick Lowe, Managing Director DACHSER UK.
Self-assured on any terrain
Absolute reliability and short delivery times are the name of the game for Muc-Off – a British company that manufactures maintenance products for bikes and motorcycles. Muc-Off supplies distributors, retailers and customers across Europe and is now making inroads into the US market. This calls for a logistics partner that can really deliver.
DACHSER UK Wins Multimodal Exhibitor of the Year Award
DACHSER UK, part of the DACHSER group, a major international logistics provider, has been awarded Exhibitor of the Year at the FTA Multimodal Awards 2017; the presentation ceremony was held last night at an Awards Dinner following the first day of the Multimodal 2017 event.
DACHSER opens new branch office in the South West
As part of its ongoing expansion throughout the UK, DACHSER has opened a new office in Bristol. This new location provides direct connections to DACHSER’s entire European network for its customers located in the South West region.
Another day is over, and nothing has happened. Sounds like a boring job. But for this group of men and women, there could be no better result for a job that is both interconnected and full of responsibility. They are the dangerous goods safety advisors of DACHSER.