Dachser Ltd in the UK maintains its growth path, and its market share in European road export services continues to increase.
A new daily direct road trailer service to and from San Sebastian (Spain) in co-operation with Azkar Dachser Group, the Dachser SE Group’s subsidiary organisation in Iberia, was introduced last Autumn and has gone from strength to strength. It has proved very popular with existing and new customers alike.
Azkar Dachser Group’s San Sebastian hub acts as one of its key gateways for import and export freight distribution to and from the Iberian peninsula, connecting with a comprehensive network of over 69 locations throughout Spain and Portugal. Dachser acquired the privately-owned Iberian logistics provider in early 2013, following a close working partnership with the company since 2008, during which time freight volumes grew significantly and an increasingly wide portfolio of customers across various industry sectors was served. That growth continues today, as the Iberian and European networks of the combined organisation become ever more closely integrated.
The direct service from and to the UK has further improved lead times, and provides a focal point for on-going business development between the two organisations. Accordingly, increasing volumes on the route mean that the Company is planning additional direct lines for the future.
Dachser UK is also experiencing considerable growth in its contract logistics and value-added services business, having recently taken on an additional 80,000 sq ft warehouse at Round Spinney, Northampton, to serve a customer-bespoke Excise Bond warehousing and UK distribution requirement.
‘We pride ourselves on a professional and reliable operation across all aspects of our business, and endeavour to work in partnership with our customers to optimise their supply chains ‘, explains Nick Lowe, Dachser Ltd’s UK Managing Director. ‘It is a priority for us to ensure that we deliver first-class service through very pro-active quality and performance management systems, a close co-operation with all of our customers and an intelligent use and application of our freight forwarding and warehouse management IT systems to mutual benefit.’