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Dachser: Green Thumbs for Logistics

The network of the international logistics supplier Dachser, with the inclusion of Spain, Argentina, Peru, Vietnam and Turkey has now grown to 41 countries.

With its completely integrated logistics network, Dachser transports goods by air and sea, stores them temporarily when necessary, distributes them via its European overland transport network to construction and garden supply markets and even puts them on the shelves.  Dachser supplier and trade customers can – at least in terms of logistics – relax in their garden chairs and call up the latest shipping information online or via a smartphone app.

Solutions for end-customer delivery

Starting with Germany, this DIY supply pipeline is now being expanded to include solutions for delivery to the end-customer, because the garden market industry is also part of the current trend for multi-channel sales structures. Trade expands stationary sales floor space with mail-order offerings and E-commerce-platforms, in order to react to the changed consumption behavior of customers and create new growth potential. “End-customer delivery of relatively large and heavy goods is however also an enormous logistical challenge, especially if additional services, such as two-man handling or assembly are needed,” explains Ralf Meistes, DACHSER DIY-Logistics Manager. “It’s good when you can turn to trusted partners and structures for such service.”

With its export expertise and the service components of the DIY supply pipeline – from procurement and distribution through warehousing, value added services and merchandising all the way to end-customer delivery– DACHSER acts as growth accelerator for innovative DIY customers. “In this area we can make full use of our green thumb for logistics,” says Ralf Meistes with a grin. In his central DACHSER DIY logistics team he bundles industry experience and speaks the customers’ language. This is includes all major European markets, because the European DIY project managers contribute their local expertise.

DACHSER DIY Logistics daily delivers to all 18,000 construction and garden markets in Europe within set time windows. The SynLOG bundling concept reduces ramp contacts. Quality control in the far east completes the concept from audit to certification. DACHSER DIY-Logistics works closely with the BHB industry association, the Haus & Garten manufacturing association, Garden industrial association (IVG), Global Home Improvement Network (GHIN) and GreenNet.

Dachser will be present at spoga+gafa 2013 in hall 6.1.

Further Information: dachser.com

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