Global logistics: Penske Logistics opens up new office in Germany

Penske Logistics, a subsidiary of global transportation services provider Penske Corporation, recently announced it has expanded its European presence with a new office in Düsseldorf, Germany.

By ·

Penske Logistics, a subsidiary of global transportation services provider Penske Corporation, recently announced it has expanded its European presence with a new office in Düsseldorf, Germany.

According to company officials, Penske Logistics Europe provides transportation management, distribution center management and lead logistics services to leading companies in the automotive, healthcare, manufacturing, and chemical sectors. They also noted that the European headquarters of Penske Logistics remains in Roosendaal, The Netherlands.

Penske Logistics Europe Managing Director Brian Ruprich told LM that Penske Logistics already had existing on-site operations in Cologne and Eisenach, Germany and has been planning on extending its presence within the country for about two years.

“It was a logical next step for the company,” he explained. “Germany is an important market for Penske and the new office will have a dedicated sales staff that will primarily support Penske Logistics’ growth in Central Europe and Germany. Simultaneously, Penske Logistics will centralize our German operations management and European product management in the new branch.” 

While Ruprich declined to disclose a specific number for how many customers Penske Logistics will serve out of this office, he said that Penske Logistics serves German customers in industries such as automotive, healthcare, diversified manufacturing and chemicals, with a few examples of customers including Daimler, Ford and Truck-Lite, as well as transportation management flows for DSM (chemicals) and several other large health-care and pharmaceutical customers.

The Dusseldorf office will allow Penske Logistics to better coordinate commercial activities, execute regional engineering operations, and offer better service and support to existing customers based in Germany, according to Ruprich.

In terms of the competitive advantages this office provides for Penske Logistics, Ruprich said that “Düsseldorf is in Nordrhein Westfalen, in the center of Germany where a majority of the logistics industry is located.  Being in the heart of our target market, and developing a dedicated German team, will allow Penske Logistics to better connect with what drives German decision makers when selecting a global logistics partner.”

Ruprich said that Penske Logistics has offices in Cologne, Eisenach and now Düsseldorf in Germany, as well as its European headquarters in Roosendaal, The Netherlands. It also has automotive operations supporting Ford in the UK, he said.


About the Author

Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. Contact Jeff Berman

Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Latest Whitepaper
The Cloud Supply Chain Data Network
Understanding the Power of a Shared Online Network to Connect Global Partners and Achieve High Data Quality Levels
Download Today!
From the November 2016 Issue
The third time is the charm for this U.S. manufacturer on the hunt for a third-party logistics (3PL) provider that could successfully combine transportation services and technology capabilities under one roof.
Warehouse & DC Operations Survey: Ready to confront complexity
2016 Quest for Quality Awards Dinner
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
Digital Evolution: Streamlining Logistics and Supply Chain Operations
In this FREE virtual conference we'll define the challenges facing operations and offer solutions designed to create dynamic, automated networks that offer seamless communication, improved collaborative third-party relationships, and the ability to respond to changes at a moment's notice.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
Making the TMS Decision: Ariens Finds Just the Right Fit
The third time is the charm for this U.S. manufacturer on the hunt for a third-party logistics (3PL)...
Motor Carrier Regulations Update: Caught in a Trap
The fed is hitting truckers with a barrage of costly regulations in an era of scant profits....

25th Annual Masters of Logistics
Indecision revolving around three complex supply chain elements—transportation, technology and...
2016 Quest for Quality: Winners Take the Spotlight
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers and U.S. ports have crossed the service-excellence...