Tuesday, June 14, 2016

World's Fourth Largest Logistics Supply Chain Provider Expands in Netherlands

Acquisition Policy Has Worked Well for Freight Forwarding and Road Haulage Cooperative
Shipping News Feature
NETHERLANDS – DENMARK – DSV is a company which is one of the success stories in the field of modern logistics. Three years after Denmark, along with Britain and Ireland, first signed up to be part of the European Economic Community in 1973, ten local hauliers got together to form a cooperation to rationalise deliveries between their respective companies. Now, forty years later, and claiming to be the world’s fourth largest supply chain solutions provider, the road haulage freight forwarding and general logistics group has just opened its latest facility, a 41,000 square metre warehouse in ‘s Heerenberg alongside the Dutch border with Germany.

DSV has managed to achieve spectacular growth since it first began a policy of acquisition some thirty years ago, three decades which have seen it snap up some of the previously best known European forwarding names such as Samson Transport, ABX Logistics and DFDS Dan Transport whilst the takeover of Frans Maas a decade ago secured its place in the Netherlands and the purchase of UTi Worldwide last year expanded its foothold in the US.

The latest, newly built facility will facilitate the expansion of current contracts, mainly active in Consumer Goods ‘Omni-channel’ logistics, and is planned to be operational in December 2016 with the potential to add as many as 100 new jobs to the 200 staff the company currently employs in ‘s-Heerenberg. Peter van der Maas, Managing Director for DSV Solutions in The Netherlands commented:

“The ‘s Heerenberg location has proven to be strategic for many of our customers that are active in e-Commerce and who require the latest possible cut-off times.”