Juli 2015

VCI expands partnership with Dachser

Air and sea freight services for global supply chains in the chemical industry

The German Chemical Industry Association VCI has extended its purchasing alliance with Dachser for two more years. Dachser and VCI have collaborated in the European groupage logistics segment for over six years now.

“The chemical industry poses considerable challenges to logistics, with a plethora of exceptional legal provisions and product groups that, to some extent, are very sensitive. This also applies when our member companies tap into new purchasing and sales markets overseas,” states Sabine Knirsch, Head of VCI-Purchasing Cooperatives. “This perspective strengthened our resolve in deciding to extend the existing cooperation with Dachser to include air and sea freight.”

Dachser currently maintains 200 of its own air and sea freight locations with 3,900 employees in 38 countries. In Germany alone, the Air & Sea Logistics Business Field is present at 22 locations. This means VCI’s small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) members and its trade associations can find a local contact anywhere for all matters regarding their air and sea freight shipments. Overseas, the well-educated and well-trained Dachser workforce manages communications with government authorities and customs, and organizes freight dispatch and delivery.

“Internationalization is increasing the complexity of chemical logistics. Nowadays, SMEs have to manage global supply chains too, and in the process comply with laws, regulations, and safety codes,” explains Michael Kriegel, Department Head Dachser Chem-Logistics within the Corporate Unit Corporate Solutions. “VCI corporate members find capable expert partners at Dachser who connect their European logistics seamlessly to intercontinental markets and who understand the unique requirements of the chemical industry.”

About Dachser

Dachser, a family-owned company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, provides comprehensive transport logistics, warehousing, and customized services in two business fields: Dachser Air & Sea Logistics and Dachser Road Logistics. The latter is divided into two business lines, Dachser European Logistics and Dachser Food Logistics. Comprehensive contract logistics services and industry-specific solutions round out the company’s offerings. A seamless shipping network—both in Europe and overseas—and fully integrated IT systems provide for intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

With a staff of around 25,000 employees at 437 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated revenue of EUR 5.3 billion in 2014. The logistics provider moved a total of 73.7 million shipments weighing 35.4 million tons. Dachser is now represented in 42 countries.

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Renate Klingenberg

Renate Klingenberg

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