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DACHSER Celebrates 40 years in the UK

28 April 2015

Dachser Office

From small beginnings in a rented warehouse and with just 5 employees, Dachser has steadily grown. Now, 40 years later, the Head Office of Dachser UK and the Northampton branch office are still located in Northampton in a brand new logistics centre and, together with the branch offices in Dartford and Rochdale, the Company now employs a total of 325 people.

Whilst focussing in the early years on its core activity of freight forwarding, over the last four decades Dachser UK has successfully broadened its range of services to cover contract logistics and value-added services, as well as air and sea freight forwarding.

Dachser UK was the 53rd branch to be opened by Dachser SE, a family-owned, internationally operating company with its headquarters in Kempten in southern Germany. Since its foundation in 1930, Dachser SE has become one of the leading logistics providers in Europe, providing comprehensive transport logistics, warehousing and customer-specific services.

Dachser is planning to continue its UK growth strategy in the future, and will expand its network and facilities to accommodate the increasing demand for its services from UK customers and the Dachser European network alike.

Dachser UK will be present again at Multimodal, the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event, at the NEC in Birmingham between 28 and 30 April 2015.  Visit us at Stand 1040.


DACHSER UK is part of the Dachser group, a major international logistics provider which on 31 December 2014 generated total sales worth EUR 5.3 billion. 24,988 staff working in 437 locations worldwide handled 73.7 million consignments comprising 35.4 million tonnes.

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