Dachser Logistics Reports Significant Growth for 2018
Proactive and strategic planning efforts proved extremely beneficial for global logistics provider, Dachser. The company released a detailed report highlighting a 5.5 percent growth in consolidated net revenue in addition to growth in overall employees, shipment numbers, tonnage, and more.
“By 2018, it was clear that logistics had to focus on the discipline of scarce resources management,” explains Bernhard Simon, CEO Dachser SE. “Against this backdrop, it is important to handle growth with purpose and manage it such that we maintain a healthy balance between quality, processes, and costs. Only sustainable growth will benefit our employees and customers.”
“All four regional business units helped substantially strengthen the network. The network effects in the export business ensure that the EL business units continue to grow and mutually drive each other’s growth,” says Simon.
The company maintained growth momentum despite environmental uncertainties as seen with the 2019 tariffs. Additionally, the company added that it invested EUR 126 million in logistics facilities, IT systems, and technical equipment in 2018.
“We had a strong fourth quarter as a result of companies planning their shipments ahead of the scheduled Q1 2019 tariffs,” said Guido Gries, Managing Director, Dachser Americas. “Also the opening of the Detroit office in 2018 as well as the addition of offices in Minneapolis and Baltimore the years prior contributed to this growth.”
Dachser will continue leveraging its growth momentum for future success by investing efforts in forward-thinking technology, completing the roll-out of its TMS, and continuing supporting clients in automotive and pharmaceutical initiatives.
“All key markets globally are well represented in our network, which is a strength that is needed to support growth. The more our entire network grows, the more value it presents to our customers. We plan to grow our network in the Americas region by 12-14% this year.”