DACHSER South Africa celebrates 40 years as the gateway to Africa
DACHSER South Africa (SA) celebrates 40 years of being in business this November. When global logistics provider DACHSER acquired Jonen Freight, owned by the Duve family, in 2011, the newly minted DACHSER SA strengthened its global network, bringing over 30 years of established expertise in Africa to the company. Under the leadership of Managing Director Detlev Duve, DACHSER SA has further established itself as the gateway to Africa, dealing with diverse logistics needs across the various trade lanes and growing the team and the business in the face of a very challenging economic environment.
Effective logistics network facilitates access to Africa’s opportunities
Managing Director of DACHSER South Africa, Detlev Duve, says that while the Africa business is still a small part of the global logistics provider, the region offers great growth opportunities for DACHSER and its clients. “Logistics services are becoming the engine of economic growth in Africa. Despite major infrastructural and other challenges, we are able to provide our customers with access to the African markets and we are seeing future changes that bode well for increased trade in the region, including the development of trade corridors.”
In it for the long haul
In a world where job-hopping has become the norm and people even have several different careers in a lifetime, global logistics company DACHSER has an unusually large number of staff who have built long term logistics careers within the company. Kurt Aufschneider has now been working in Air & Sea Logistics for over 46 years, having joined DACHSER at 17. This makes him one of the longest-serving employees in the family company which has offices in 44 countries, including South Africa. He recalls company founder Thomas Dachser giving him some unforgettable advice: “Good prep work means less re-work.” It is a motto he has lived by ever since.
Calling Education learners explore careers in logistics with DACHSER South Africa
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DACHSER wins the 2019 IMD Global Family Business Award
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Women leading in logistics - Fearless female: Sera Fineberg
Sera Fineberg is the Johannesburg Branch Manager of Air and Sea Logistics at DACHSER South Africa and she has been with the company for 28 years. She believes that women should play a big role in the logistics industry.
Edoardo Podestá takes the helm of DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics
The long-standing Managing Director of the Asia Pacific region now heads DACHSER's global air and sea freight business. DACHSER appoints Edoardo Podestá as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Air & Sea Logistics business field. Podestá replaces Jochen Müller in this position.
Women leading in logistics - Fearless female: Valerie Hartman
Valerie Hartman is a Debtors Supervisor for DACHSER South Africa. Her advice to women in the logistics industry is that they need to face each challenge head-on, be confident and work hard.
The new DACHSER magazine is here!
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