Atlanta, GA — (March 5, 2018) — In 2017, Dachser fully acquired the Italian food logistics provider Papp Italia. Effective immediately, the branch in Verona in northern Italy is now called Dachser Italy Food Logistics S.R.L.
As a major food producer and consumer, Italy also plays a major role in the transport of goods throughout Europe. This is what led Dachser to acquire a 50 percent share in Italian food logistics provider Papp Italia in 2012 following a two year collaboration. Dachser acquired the company outright in 2017. The transition to Dachser systems and renaming the entity mark the final steps of the integration process.
At the heart of the integration was the migration of all logistics processes and IT systems to Dachser standard systems, which was completed in mid-February. This means that Dachser Italy Food Logistics is now seamlessly integrated into all Dachser network processes. Customers benefit from Dachser's consistent product portfolio "vivengo" as well as from access to the eLogistics platform for end-to-end shipment tracing, proactive discrepancy notifications, and straightforward order and warehouse management. The location is also connected to 33 other countries through the European Food Network. Every day, goods are routed from Verona to the European Food Logistics hub in Frankfurt, as well as to other terminals in the network.
Alfred Miller, Managing Director Dachser Food Logistics said, "With its strategically strong position in northern Italy, Dachser Italy Food Logistics is an ideal starting point from which to expand and further internationalize our contract logistics business for food in Italy. By introducing standardized processes, we've made the service we can offer European food producers and retailers more attractive. This takes our import/export business to a whole new level, which in turn further strengthens the European Food Network."
From its headquarters and central terminal in Verona, Dachser Italy Food Logistics regularly delivers 230,000 metric tons of fresh, temperature-controlled, and ambient food to more than 1,200 (retail and industry) recipients across Italy every year. The facility near Verona has a warehouse offering more than 183,000 square feet of storage in a variety of temperature zones as well as 41 loading bays. Over 170 employees manage distribution, warehousing, and administrative operations. In Taranto (Apulia), Dachser Italy Food Logistics has a branch whose main function is to organize full loads for Italy and for export.
About Dachser USA Air & Sea Logistics: Founded in 1974, Dachser USA Air & Sea Logistics Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of German-headquartered Dachser SE. The company is a leading global logistics provider employing 27,450 professionals with 409 locations in 43 countries and handling 80 million shipments weighing 38.2 million metric tons in 2016. Dachser USA Air & Sea Logistics is headquartered in Atlanta with locations in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix and St. Louis. Dachser USA Air & Sea Logistics offers optimal access to international markets and ensures seamless integration of all import and export activities via air or ocean to and from Europe, Asia and South America. For more information, visit www.dachser.us.
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