Dachser now ac­quires Azkar

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Dachser has in­te­grated its Ibe­rian sub­sidiary Azkar Group into its Euro­pean road net­work. The over­land trans­port or­gan­i­sa­tions will op­er­ate un­der the names of Dachser Spain and Dachser Por­tu­gal in the fu­ture. This was an­nounced by Bern­hard Si­mon, CEO, Michael Schilling, COO - Road Lo­gis­tics and Juan An­to­nio Quin­tana, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Euro­pean Lo­gis­tics Ibe­ria, at the re­cently held Trans­port Lo­gis­tic trade fair in Mu­nich. This re­brand­ing is the cul­mi­na­tion of an in­te­gra­tion process that be­gan in Jan­uary 2013, with Dachser’s ac­qui­si­tion of Azkar. The com­pa­nies had al­ready been co­op­er­at­ing since 2007, and one year later Dachser pur­chased a stake of 10 per cent in its then part­ner for Spain. Si­mon ex­plains, “On this ba­sis, we were able to ad­vance quickly and smoothly with the in­te­gra­tion. Si­mul­ta­ne­ously, we have achieved prof­itable growth on the Ibe­rian Penin­sula ev­ery year since the takeover.” Since the ac­qui­si­tion, Dachser has closely in­te­grated its or­gan­i­sa­tions in Spain and Por­tu­gal into its Euro­pean groupage net­work. The 70-daily im­port and ex­port lines that ex­isted in 2013 have in­creased to 130 to­day, while the num­ber of ship­ments from and to Europe grew by 40 per cent over the same pe­riod. Schilling em­pha­sises the ad­van­tages of a stan­dard­ised Euro­pean groupage net­work. “In ad­di­tion to in­te­grated IT sys­tems, stan­dard­ised pro­cesses, work­flows, and net­work rules are the foun­da­tions for re­li­a­bil­ity, safety, and qual­ity,” he said.

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