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Dachser blends in Italian food specialist

[ February 28, 2018   //   ]

Dachser has completed its acquisition of Italian food logistics provider Papp Italia.

The German-owned family forwarding and transport company acquired a 50% share in Italian in Papp Italia back in 2012 following two years of collaboration and then, in 2017, . acquired the company outright.

The transition to Dachser systems and renaming the entity mark the final steps in the integration process, with the branch in Verona in northern Italy renamed Dachser Italy Food Logistics.

As a major food producer and consumer, Italy plays a major role in the transport of goods around Europe.

Migration of all logistics processes and IT to Dachser standard systems was completed in mid-February, integrating Dachser Italy Food Logistics into all Dachser network processes. Customers benefit from the vivengo product portfolio as well as from access to the eLogistics platform for end-to-end shipment tracing, proactive discrepancy notifications, and straightforward order and warehouse management.

Verona is also connected to a further 33 countries through the European Food Network via its hub in Frankfurt, as well as to other terminals in the network.

Managing director of Dachser Food Logistics, Alfred Miller, 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 standardised processes, we’ve made the service we can offer European food producers and retailers even more attractive. This takes our import/export business to a whole new level, which in turn further strengthens the European Food Network.”

Dachser Italy Food Logistics regularly delivers 230,000 tonnes of fresh, temperature-controlled, and ambient food from Verona to more than 1,200 retail and industry recipients across Italy every year. The facility has a warehouse offering 17,000sq m of storage in a variety of temperature zones as well as 41 loading bays. Some 170 employees take care of distribution, warehousing, and administrative operations.

Dachser Italy Food Logistics Taranto (Apulia) branch mainly organises full loads for Italy and for export.




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