DACHSER country profile South Africa
The story of DACHSER perfectly illustrates how a dynamic company can develop and adapt in line with technological progress and the influence of globalization on the logistics industry. DACHSER recognized the emerging opportunities early on and seized them with both hands – transforming itself from a local freight forwarder into a leading logistics company.
Today we stand for cutting edge, efficient and technology-driven logistic solutions. These rely on the close integration of our global transport and warehouse networks, long-term partnerships and consistent digital networking worldwide. Taking a multi-channel approach with all distribution channels successfully linked, we offer our customers a secure and reliable system for their most demanding logistics requirements.
From the beginning, the DACHSER strategy has been geared towards the sustainable growth of its networks. New regions and markets have always been developed through the establishment of branches and country organisations or the acquisition of companies that can be perfectly integrated into the existing network. Our highest priority is to consistently uphold the corporate strategy and values.
Important milestones in our company history
2017 – DACHSER Food Logistics acquires all of the shares of Italian food logistics company Papp Italia, which specializes in the warehousing and distribution of refrigerated foods in Italy. DACHSER acquires a majority share in its Irish partner Johnston Logistics. With these new subsidiaries, DACHSER expands its logistics network in northwest Europe.
2014 – DACHSER further expanded its presence in Asia. The family-owned enterprise acquired 100% of its subsidiaries in India and Thailand with a majority share in its Bangladesh operation. In South Korea, DACHSER has been operating as DACHSER Korea Inc since July 1. In 2013, DACHSER acquired the remaining 50% of the MGI & DACHSER Inc. joint venture. On June 1, 2014, DACHSER entered the Finnish overland shipping market by setting up a joint venture under the name DACHSER Finland Oy.
2013 - Twelve European food logistics providers established the European Food Network: This association of fixed partners has since set an example as a network with seamless operations governed by unified standards.
2011 - DACHSER established additional Euro hubs in the French town of Clermont-Ferrand and in the Slovak capital Bratislava.
2002 - DACHSER established a Euro hub in the Saarland municipality of Überherrn.
1990 - As the initiator of barcode standardization in the logistics industry, in the form of the global identification system EAN/NVE, we yet again demonstrated our role as a pioneer and innovator in the industry. The “DACHSER system” changed the entire world of logistics.
1982 - DACHSER Food Logistics, the fresh food service for the transport of temperature-sensitive, high-grade foods, was launched.
1980 - DACHSER started the development of in-house IT applications using modern communication technologies.
1971 - With the conversion of the entire fleet to swap bodies and the adaptation of operational processes, DACHSER established itself as the leader of innovation within the industry.
1951 - Thomas Dachser was the first freight forwarder to open an air freight office at Munich airport.
1934 - The first branches were opened in Germany, the family-owned enterprise expands.
1930 - Thomas Dachser founded a haulage company in Kempten as a one-man operation.
This is just a brief excerpt from the DACHSER company history. You can find all milestones on the Corporate Website.