Thursday, September 17, 2015

Top 3PL Group Celebrates a Decade of Success Offering European Road Freight and More

Dartford Depot Established for 10 Years and Still Growing
Shipping News Feature

UK – In this year’s list of the world’s top 50 global third party supply chain suppliers* (3PLs) German based Dachser managed a creditable third position and the Dartford, Kent branch, adjacent to the Thames M25 crossing and the company’s Southern UK hub responsible for its road freight services departing daily to and from Europe, is celebrating ten years of trading this month.

The branch opened with 25 employees, and has increased steadily over the years until now 65 members of staff now organise some 15,000 shipments every month, and the business continues to develop. In addition to the European services, Dachser in Dartford operates a direct trailer service to and from Morocco and Tunisia, and also offers sea freight and airfreight forwarding services to its growing client base.

The group has expanded elsewhere in the UK with Dachser having its UK headquarters and new purpose-built Logistics centre in Northampton that opened in 2014, as well as a North West hub in Rochdale which started operations in 2010 following the acquisition of JA Leach Transport. Mick Adams, Dachser’s Sales Manager for the South, is very pleased to have witnessed such a successful growth in business observing:

“Having been here from day one, it’s clear that our customers have come to appreciate the value and reliability of our services. I’ve no doubt that we will continue to expand our facilities and develop our services in the future.”

*Armstrong & Associates figures.