Dachser continues to grow its global logistics footprint with its entrance into the Finnish overland transport market. The expansion results from a 50/50 joint venture between Dachser and ACE Logistics Group, a network partner headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia with which Dachser has collaborated for over fifteen years in the Baltic nations. Known as Dachser Finland Oy, service begins on June 1, 2014.
Situated in Vantaa, near Helsinki, the new Dachser location holds 1,200 square meters of transit and warehouse space and is connected via the daily departures to Dachser’s European overland network. Goods from Finland reach the whole of Europe within clearly defined timeframes via the Eurohubs in Bratislava and Überherrn and through the central platform in Bad Salzuflen, Germany. This also applies to shipments headed to Finland in the opposite direction. Oy Waco Finland, the air and sea freight shipping partner domiciled in the same location in Vantaa addresses connection to the intercontinental markets. Dachser Air & Sea Logistics acquired the majority shareholding in this joint venture in 2013.
“Dachser remains focused on expanding the global reach of our network and providing our customers with the more options,” said Frank Guenzerodt, President and CEO, Dachser USA. “Through this venture, we’re able to provide continuous IT systems, uniform performance and quality standards, fixed timeframes and a tightly meshed network of branches throughout all of Europe. This move continues to strengthen and consolidates our overland transport network in Northern Europe, ultimately benefitting all of our global customers.”
In addition, Dachser has a presence in Northern Europe through its own country organizations in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, and employs about 500 individuals in the region. The Baltic states—Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania—will be serviced through ACE Logistics Group, Dachser´s network partner with decades of experience.