DACHSER extends alliance with VCI
Apr 21, 2017: DACHSER Logistics and The Chemical Industry Association (Verband der Chemischen Industrie or VCI) have extended their purchasing alliance for another two years. Both the companies are in collaboration on European groupage shipments from Germany since 2009 and extended it to include Air & Sea freight transport in 2015.
Association members, mostly medium-sized companies in the chemicals industry, benefit from standardised transportation and warehousing services for their goods consignments on pallets. A central dangerous goods team and 180 regional dangerous goods safety advisors ensure safe transport in a seamless DACHSER logistics network consisting of 409 branch offices.
Michael Kriegel, department head, DACHSER Chem-Logistics, said, “As exports increase, the chemical industry in Germany is growing. In addition, production sites are now scattered across the whole globe. With this in mind, medium-sized companies now see the advantage of having integrated and IT-connected supply chains.”
Johann-Peter Nickel, head of Economics, Finance and IT, VCI said, “Our longstanding partnership with DACHSER has been very positive, so we’re pleased to continue the cooperation. Not only does it mean our members can buy reliable and high-quality logistics services, but in DACHSER they also get a partner that perfectly understands their requirements and speaks the language of the chemical industry. In the complex business world our members now find themselves in, that is of extraordinary value.”
DACHSER has created a specialised logistics industry solution that is exactly tailored to the requirements of the chemicals industry. In doing so, the globally-positioned logistics provider took its standardised core services within the groupage network (shipping, warehousing, and IT) and combined them with specific service components for producers of chemical products. As the contact party for companies in the chemicals industry, branch offices can consult with an available centralised team of industry experts.
Photo: Michael Kriegel, Johann-Peter Nickel, and Sabine Knirsch, Key Account Management VCI purchasing alliances