3PL news: Dachser USA set to open new Netherlands-based office

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
February 29, 2012 - LM Editorial

In an ongoing effort to expand its global presence, Dachser USA, a subsidiary of Global 3PL Dachser, said this week that Dachser has begun construction on a new branch office in Zevenaar, the Netherlands.

Company officials said that this 325,000 square-foot logistics complex is being erected to support growing volume and is expected to be in operation by this summer. And they added that with this new office, which will be one of the company’s largest branch offices in Europe, Dachser will be able to further expand the global reach of its warehousing and contract logistics activities and increase access to worldwide markets.

What’s more, they said the new facility will provide an even closer link to global procurement and distribution channels.

Dachser said that phase one of construction will be comprised of a 77,500-square-foot cross-dock with 82 bays and a three-story office building. This will be followed by construction of an additional 35,520-square-foot cross-dock and a 173,000-square-foot warehouse.

“This expansion further supports growth of our network overseas and therefore only helps to expand the capabilities we offer to our American clients and their global partners,” says Frank Guenzerodt, President and CEO of Dachser USA, in a statement.

In January, Dachser USA announced it opened a new warehouse in Shanghai to support growth of its contract logistics business in China. And it also announced in January that it expanded its global network with the addition of branch offices in South Africa. The new offices are located in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.  They will provide shippers with import and export services via ocean and air to and from Europe, Asia, and South America.

While these developments are each outside the U.S., Dachser remains highly committed to expanding its American footprint.

In a recent interview with LM, Guenzerodt said the $5 billion global 3PL is highly committed to gaining traction in the U.S., explaining how it has grown from $11 million in U.S. profits in 2004 to roughly $120 million today and is highly focused on increasing its U.S. market share and gaining more U.S.-based shippers as core customers.

“The U.S. by far is still the world’s largest economy and a top one or two trading partner for every country we expand into, so we need to have the critical mass and size to support our growing business there and in turn become bigger in the U.S. to be able to acquire and go after large customers,” said Guenzerodt. “This is why we need to continue to invest and grow in North America and the U.S. market.”



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Jeff Berman, 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.

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