Dachser’s logistics services for UK exporters include a daily door-to-door freight service utilising its three depots in the UK and over 150 branches throughout Europe, via a hub and spoke system. The latest addition to Dachser’s network of services is a regular direct line-haul link to its Strykow branch in Poland, from where consignments are delivered across the whole of the country. This new direct Polish service complements the existing departures via the Dachser network and further optimises transit times to the Polish market.
UK exporters to Poland are assured of the high levels of service quality, reliability and in-transit track-and-trace visibility for which Dachser is renowned.
Nick Lowe, Dachser’s UK Managing Director, comments: ‘Despite a slight strengthening of Sterling against the Euro a few months ago, the prevailing exchange rate conditions still favour UK exporters and assists them to be competitive in European markets. Of course, the tailing off in demand across almost all economies makes trading conditions very difficult, but UK exporters certainly have an opportunity to gain market share. Dachser’s aim is always to assist UK exporters by providing fast and reliable delivery services into Europe’.
‘We hear regular calls for Britain to concentrate on export markets, and the importance of strengthening our manufacturing sector. The UK is already the seventh largest manufacturer in the world by output value, so there is certainly a basis on which to build, and we are seeing the effects of this’.
Indeed, Dachser UK has experienced an increase of 35% in export volumes over the past year, and is responding to its customers needs in a number of ways. Direct services into Europe from its north-west branch in Rochdale have been introduced and new investments in trucks and trailers have been made. The number of direct line-haul connections has been increased, with the current development for Poland being a good example. Information technology applied to efficient data processing through EDI and track-and-trace functionality, already an integral part of Dachser’s service offering, has undergone a series of further investments and enhancements.
Lowe adds, ‘We continue to experience demand from all sizes of UK companies for single and multiple pallet consignments to destinations throughout Europe. We appreciate that it is critical for all exporters, and especially new ones breaking into the market, who are often reacting to short notice demand from their customers, to have a high quality distribution service. It’s our mission to provide the ‘On Time, In Full’ service which they need.’
ABOUT DACHSER UK
DACHSER UK is part of the Dachser group, a major international logistics provider which in 2011 generated total sales worth EUR 4.3 Billion. 21,000 staff working in 315 locations worldwide handled 49.3 million consignments comprising 37.1 million tonnes.