Food logistics is a logistics subarea and makes special demands. Deadlines must be met precisely and cold chains must not be interrupted. Special means of transport with appropriate refrigeration equipment are required for transport. These three logistics companies are leaders in food logistics: This article is based on the unique Top 300 Logistics Companies Germany – List of the largest logistics companies.
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Place 1: Dachser Group SE & Co. KG, Kempten (Allgäu): 5.6 billion euros in revenue (2020)
Food transport has been part of Dachser’s business model from the very beginning. The company started in 1930 as a transporter for Allgäu cheese from the place of production to the Rhineland. Food logistics (Dachser Food Logistics) remains an important business segment. Here, Dachser offers customized logistics solutions for on-time transport and point-of-sale transport under the vivengo brand. The offering applies to the entire EU region, including bordering countries such as Switzerland, Norway, and Turkey.
Place 2: HAVI Logistics GmbH, Duisburg: > 4 billion euros in sales
HAVI Logistics is part of the US-based The Havi Group, a logistics company focused on food logistics. The history of the German subsidiary HAVI Logistics began in 1975 under the name Frigoscandia with the distribution of McDonald’s frozen goods. Today, HAVI Logistics still prefers to supply food to fast food, restaurant and other chains that offer food. The company employs more than 6,000 people.
Place 3: Kühne+Nagel (AG & Co.) KG, Bremen: no current sales data available
Kühne+Nagel in Bremen is part of Kühne+Nagel International AG, a Swiss-based internationally operating logistics group. The Bremen subsidiary is responsible for the German logistics business. Kuehne+Nagel Germany employs around 15,000 people. In 2020, the Kuehne+Nagel Group as a whole achieved a turnover of approximately CHF 23.8 billion. Fresh food logistics is part of the comprehensive logistics service spectrum. In this area, special solutions are offered for food deliveries and perishable goods.
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