Logistics is one of the leading economic sectors in North Rhine-Westphalia. There are around 24,000 logistics companies in NRW, including some real heavyweights. Almost 350,000 employees and an annual turnover of 68 billion euros speak for themselves. Here are the 3 largest logistics companies on the Rhine and Ruhr: This article is based on the unique List of the 200 largest German logistics companies.
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Place 1: Deutsche Post AG, Deutsche Post AG, Bonn: 63.3 billion euros turnover (2019)
As a former federal enterprise with its own ministry, Deutsche Post AG has remained loyal to the old federal capital Bonn. Mail, parcels and logistics are the three central divisions of the group, which has 547,000 employees worldwide. The logistics business is operated almost exclusively under the DHL brand. In DHL Global Forwarding/Freight, Deutsche Post offers classic transport services by land, air and sea. DHL Supply Chain is active in contract logistics.
Place 2: HAVI Logistics GmbH, Duisburg: 5.7 billion euros sales (2018)
HAVI Logistics has grown up by supplying McDonalds. The Duisburg-based company is the German subsidiary of the US group HAVI Logistics, which also owes its success largely to the cooperation with McDonalds. However, the business has long since ceased to focus solely on the burger chain. Today, HAVI Logistics Deutschland has a much broader base in food logistics and also supplies other large chains that operate restaurants.
Place 3: Kraftverkehr Nagel SE & Co. KG, Versmold: 1.9 billion euros turnover (2019)
The Nagel Group – not to be confused with Kuehne + Nagel – in Versmold, East Westphalia, is a food logistics company operating throughout Europe. Founded in 1935 as a simple forwarding agency by the Nagel brothers, the company has developed into an international group. Today the Nagel Group has around 130 branches in 16 European countries and employs approximately 12,000 people. Nagel offers temperature-controlled food transport from frozen to unchilled, as well as other logistics services.
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