Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, a full-service provider with worldwide operations, is launching SmartAir!, a new tracking tool for the real-time tracking of air freight shipments. Together with the Bonn-based start-up BlueBox Systems, Hellmann developed a web-based platform, which provides customers with comprehensive information about their air freight shipments at a glance, regardless of airline, route, or type of shipment.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates / Osnabrueck, Germany – 17 November 2020: Dubai CommerCity, the region's first dedicated e-commerce free zone has signed an agreement with Hellmann Worldwide Logistics to manage and operate a shared, multi-client warehouse within the logistics cluster of the free zone.
Dubai CommerCity is set to elevate Dubai’s position as a leading hub for international e-commerce, supporting economic diversification and smart transformation. It is a AED 3.2 billion (USD 0,9 billion) project covering an area of 2.1 million square feet in Umm Ramool, right next to DXB International airport, the proximity to the center of Dubai and airport offers fantastic speed to the consumer.
The globally active full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and Siemens AG are set to further expand their cooperation in contract logistics, which has been in place since 2013: Starting in November, Hellmann will manage around 26,000 active items for the Electrical Products business unit at Siemens Smart Infrastructure in Bor, Czech Republic - from warehouse management, picking and packing to worldwide shipping. This represents an increase in the contract volume of around 50 percent. Siemens is thus transferring another part of its own warehousing to the expertise of Hellmann.
Global full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has signed a framework agreement with the Passau-based software developer appliLog to further expand combined transport globally through software-supported supply chain management. The aim is to save CO2, especially in complex automotive logistics, by increasingly shifting transport units from road to rail.
The international full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics was able to win Monika Thielemann-Hald for the position of Global Head of Automotive Logistics. Ms. Thielemann-Hald succeeds Martin Wehner, who has successfully managed the automotive business at Hellmann in recent years and has now assumed the role of Chief Commercial Officer Europe.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and the digital startup Qwyk have announced a global cooperation. As of July 2020 Qwyk, which is operating the largest database for sailing schedules for FCL, LCL and Air, will deliver data to Hellmann´s global LCL sailing schedules. The real time data will be made accessible to customers via Hellmann´s digital frontend "Hellmann Portal". The availability of more than 2,500 weekly direct consolidation services currently offered by Hellmann significantly increases transparency throughout the entire ocean transport. Up-to-date information on available transport capacities and clearly defined departure and arrival dates allow for the optimization of the entire supply chain management as well as pre- and post-carriage processes. The cooperation is a major cornerstone in the ongoing internal and customer-facing digitization of Hellmann.
The globally active full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics will be cooperating with GEODIS, the French market leader in land transport, starting on 1 September 2020. Hellmann and GEODIS, who have already been cooperating successfully in Great Britain since May, are extending their cooperation to Germany and France. Hellmann is thus ending its long-standing cooperation with Heppner and is placing its groupage between Germany and France on a strong and sustainable footing with the new partner.
On behalf of Vivantes, the municipal hospital operator of the State of Berlin, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics transports urgently needed medical goods from China to the German capital. The Berlin Senate had commissioned Vivantes to support the central procurement of protective equipment. By the end of June, a total of about 3 million FFP protective masks, 30 million mouth and nose protectors, 137 million examination gloves and about 8 million protective gowns will be brought to the German capital. In order to ensure a continuous and reliable supply of the hospitals, Hellmann has developed a flexible logistics concept in which different transport carriers are used. In this way, the internationally active logistics service provider is making an important contribution to supplying Berlin's hospitals in times of the corona pandemic.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics announced the rollout of CargoWise, the integrated single-platform logistics solution of WiseTech Global. The new Transport Management (TMS) System will be implemented for all Air and Sea freight operations across the global Hellmann network.
The globally active logistics service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and the manufacturer of closure solutions Silgan Closures EMEA have extended their ten-year collaboration. With the third extension of the contract, Hellmann, as a full-service provider in the field of contract logistics, will continue to coordinate the Europe-wide distribution and transport management for the world´s leading closure manufacturer.
Night Star Express Hellmann BV, the night express service provider, will found Hellmann Express Services BV (HExS) since April 2020. The new company will provide courier and express services in the Benelux countries around the clock from its head office in 's-Heerenberg, thus expanding the existing overnight express service. This is the company's response to the constantly growing demand for a 24-hour courier service offering same-day deliveries from a single source. Especially in the automotive industry, a strategically important core customer segment, the smooth and fast supply of spare parts within one day is increasingly in demand.
The internationally active logistics service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics will handle all contract logistics for the US toy manufacturer JAKKS Pacific. As part of the cooperation, Hellmann will handle around 360.000 cartons per year in its warehouse in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam in the incoming goods department. As a full-service provider, the logistics company will take over not only central warehouse management but also other value-added services such as display building, product relabeling and repackaging of the toys. The goods are shipped by truck to end-customers throughout Europe - primarily supermarkets, wholesale chains and online retailers. In order to be able to provide optimum support for new customer from the Netherlands, Hellmann is expanding its location in Rotterdam with a new state-of-the-art warehouse with approx. 8,000 m² and 7,000 pallet spaces.
The globally operated logistics service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, together with the IT company BusinessCode, has launched a new tracking tool especially for sea freight. "Smart Ocean" is a monitoring system that is used across sectors in sea freight and continuously shows in real time every station of the containers on the sea route.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, a full-service logistics provider with worldwide operations and headquarter in Germany, is expanding its Executive Board, thus providing the necessary staff prerequisites for further strategic growth: The position of Chief Operating Officer Air & Sea, has been divided into two separate areas of responsibility, so that the strategic expansion of the two product areas can be pushed ahead in an even more focused manner at Executive Board level in the future. Since January 1, Jan Kleine-Lasthues, as Chief Operating Officer Airfreight, and Marcus Leaver, as Chief Operating Officer Seafreight, have been responsible for the global strategic development of the respective product segments. As members of the Executive Board, both positions report directly to Reiner Heiken, CEO Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.
As of March 1, 2020 Sven Raudszus will be taking over the position of Regional CEO Asia Pacific (APAC) at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. He will be responsible for the operative and strategic business within the Asia Pacific region, including South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Sven Raudszus succeeds Mark Hellmann, who has played a key role in the development of the Asia Pacific region over the past 30 years, and has now decided to step down and pass on the new leadership role to the next generation.
As of September 2019, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics opened its first own air and sea freight branch in France. With this groundbreaking investment, Hellmann is closing a gap in its own European network and further expanding its global product range.
Mazda Motor Logistics Europe has entered into a long-term partnership with overnight express service provider Night Star Express Hellmann N.V. As part of the partnership which was officially formed on 1 July 2019, Night Star Express Hellmann N.V. delivers several hundred consignments per day from Willebroek in Belgium to Mazda dealerships all over Germany. Mazda Motor Logistics Europe has joined forces with the Night Star Express network in order to further improve its pre-8 a.m. service to the German Mazda dealership network.
From November 1, 2019, Volker Sauerborn (54) will join Hellmann Worldwide Logistics as Chief Operating Officer Contract Logistics (COO CL). Mr. Sauerborn succeeds Robert Bommers, who left the company in June. Furthermore Sven Eisfeld will join the company as Managing Director, Germany, on November, 1st.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and the United Transport and Logistics Company – Eurasia Rail Alliance (UTLC ERA) signed a letter of intent at the transport logistic trade fair in Munich on June 6, to expand their cooperation on the iron silk road. UTLC ERA is a logistics joint venture in which the state railways of Kazakhstan, Belarus and Russia have equal share.
The Hellmann Group looks back upon a successful fiscal year 2018. Earnings before taxes (EBT) amount to 71 million EUR and have thus more than tripled compared to the previous year. While consolidated sales remained stable at 2.5 billion EUR, gross profit improved significantly over the previous year by 5 percent. Strict cost management and at the same time, efficiency optimization in various areas and regions led to a significant increase in net income for the year.
Night Star Express Hellmann has been awarded the renowned Partner Supplier Award by John Deere. This is the second time that the overnight express service provider from Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has received partner-level status and the highest supplier rating in the categories, quality, proactivity, communication and cost reduction.
In cooperation with Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, the start-up Symbic has developed "Logistic Lights" to become what they are today - an innovative alternative to the pick-by-light technology previously used for order picking. Instead of providing each shelf compartment with pick-by-light technology as was customary up to now, with "Logistic Lights", only one single mobile spot is installed for picking which can record any number of storage locations. By scanning the article with the MDE or finger scanner, the spot knows which of the carton locations to illuminate, so that order pickers can see at a glance where to sort the item. In addition to intuitive operation, the system, which can be recalibrated within minutes, is highly flexible.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has been able to gain Gerald Mayrhofer (42) as its new Global Head of Sea Freight. In this function he will be responsible for the global sea freight business from January 15 2019 and will report directly to Bart de Vries, Chief Operating Officer Air & Sea. In the reporting year 2017, the sea freight segment contributed around a quarter of the Hellmann Group's total sales and recorded profitable global growth again last year.
On January 1, 2019, Mark Hellmann assumed the position of CEO for the global partner network of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics SE & CO.KG. Via the global network with 106 partner companies, the Osnabrueck-based logistics service provider covers services along the entire supply chain in 162 countries. Mark Hellmann succeeds Michael Claus, who has successfully built and expanded the network globally over the past 30 years and will retire at the end of the year.
After a successful joint assessment phase, the globally active logistics service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics signs a cooperation agreement with cargo.one, the digital cross-airline booking platform founded in 2017. cargo.one enables Hellmann Worldwide Logistics to book air freight capacities fully digitally in the future via the platform in real time at dynamic live spot rates for its customers. cargo.one is the first platforms of its kind to offer freight forwarders an online booking service for air freight.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is setting new standards in the field of real-time monitoring of all modes of transportation. In cooperation with the London-based company Hanhaa Limited, the international logistics service provider is launching an innovative real-time tracking tool with automated digital returns management: Smart Visibility is a live shipment tracking service that enables users to determine the exact location, condition and security of their shipments in real time, anywhere in the world.
Hellmann has successfully mastered the past years of restructuring and repositioning. Under the leadership of restructuring specialist Dr. Thomas Knecht as CEO and CRO as well as Jost Hellmann as CCO, the Group executed comprehensive restructuring program, which was implemented consistently and successfully. Its key measures were the establishment of three business units with clearly defined strategic objectives, the change of legal form to an SE and an extremely comprehensive structural, financial and performance-related realignment of the global Hellmann Group. In addition, the Group was successfully refinanced in a structured process resulting in a multi-year loan agreement with a stable banking syndicate. Already in the previous year, the Group was able to achieve clearly positive growth in consolidated sales of 8% to EUR 2.5 billion and in EBT of 37% to EUR 22.2 million. Overall, the Group generated total sales of over EUR 3.2 billion (+ 7% compared to the previous year).
Night Star Express Hellmann BV, a subsidiary of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics SE & Co. KG, is expanding its logistics location in `s-Heerenberg, the Netherlands. With the expansion of the existing property, the company is reacting to the increased demand and the resulting increased volume in the area of nighttime deliveries. A modern office building with 312 m² of usable space and a new 1,884 m² cross-docking warehouse will be built. The investment volume amounts to EUR 2.8 million. The ground-breaking ceremony for the new building took place on September 5, in the presence of Matthias Hohmann, Managing Director Night Star Express, and Arnold Schroven, Chairman of the Advisory Board.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Netherlands and Norwegian-headquartered REC Group (REC) have extended their cooperation in Rotterdam, Netherlands, for another three years until 2021. REC is the largest European brand of solar panels. Hellmann and REC have been working together in a long-term partnership since 2013, where Hellmann is providing the full range of its logistics service portfolio - from sea freight, drayage, warehousing and stock management control, outbound distribution, fiscal representation as well as innovative IOT tools along their entire supply chain. Hellmann provides its services for REC from its European Control Tower in Rotterdam. With a storage area of around 40,000 m² and handling capacity of more than 100 FTL/FCL shipments per day, the Rotterdam Control Tower is one of the four global logistics hubs from which Hellmann provides its services exclusively to customers from the Renewable Energy sector. The other Control Towers are located in Dubai, Shanghai and New York.
As part of an innovation cooperation, the globally operating logistics service provider, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, and one of the world’s largest manufacturer of trailer running gears, BPW Bergische Achsen KG, are starting a joint practical trial: they are bringing the eTransport, an electric motor axle recently developed by BPW, onto the roads. What sets it apart is that the electrically operated axle enables the conversion of conventional, diesel-powered commercial vehicles and therefore represents a genuine innovation in terms of sustainability – not only from a technical, but also from an economic and environmental perspective.
Hellmann Contract Logistics and Siemens AG have extended their cooperation in Bor u Tachova (Czech Republic), which started in 2013, for another three years until 2021. As part of the contract extension, Hellmann manages more than 16,000 active articles for the Business Unit Low Voltage & Products, Siemens Energy Management Division. Activities include warehouse management, order picking, packaging and worldwide shipping of products. Siemens Low Voltage & Products offers products for safe and efficient electrical power distribution in buildings, industry and infrastructure.
Dr. Alexander Blum has decided to leave the Hellmann Group in order to take on new professional challenges. "We would like to thank Dr. Blum for his achievements and his commitment to our company in recent years. As Chief Financial Officer, Dr. Blum has professionalized our finance department and contributed significantly to the company's future sustainability in this area," says Dr. Thomas Knecht, Chief Executive Officer, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics SE & Co. KG.
The Hellmann Group closes the 2017 financial year with earnings before taxes (EBT) of 22.2 million EUR. Thus, the company increased its previous year's result of 16.1 million EUR by a total of 37 percent. In addition, the logistics service provider based in Osnabrück increased consolidated sales by 8.2 percent to 2.5 billion EUR in the past fiscal year. Overall, the group generated total sales of more than 3.2 billion EUR (+ 7 percent compared to the previous year).
As of May 1, 2018, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics was able to win Robert Bommers (53) as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Contract Logistics division. In this function, Mr. Bommers is globally responsible for the entire Contract Logistics division, which is Hellmann's third business unit alongside the Road & Rail and Air & Sea divisions. As a member of the Executive Board, Mr. Bommers reports directly to Dr. Thomas Knecht, Chief Executive Officer, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.
Hellmann UAE presented its third vertical joint venture, Hellmann Indu Chemical (HIC), at the Middle East Coatings Show in Dubai. The joint venture was established after Hellmann having already created a leadership position in both automotive and healthcare verticals within the Middle East. The strategic joint venture is formed together with the asset based, local logistics firm Indu Maritime Group. Indu Maritime Group, also a family-owned business, has more than 1 million sq. ft. of own warehousing space in the Jebel Ali Free Zone. The joint venture is an umbrella to three facilities, accounting for a total of 15,000 pallet positions, with a planned expansion of 5,000 more pallet positions. Equipped with a range of operational local know-how, dedicated QHSE officers and many other services, HIC is a one-stop destination to chemical supply chain solutions. The natural synergy of the two family-owned companies form the basis for providing a host of high quality services pertaining to warehousing and outbound freight operations for the chemical industry in the Middle East.
In December last year, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics became an SE & Co. KG. The change of legal form results in a dual management structure, consisting of a Management Board plus a newly formed control body, the Supervisory Board. The appointment of Dr. Thomas Lieb as Chairman of the seven-member Supervisory Board represents a notable coup for Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. He is a former Chief Executive Officer of the Schenker AG and former member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Bahn AG. Deputy Chairman, Dr. Alexander Winkels, brings a track record of more than 20 years in equity investment management, including a period as Managing Director of WestLB. The other senior figures serving on the Supervisory Body are: Harald Emberger (Head of Supply Chain, Beiersdorf AG), Klaus Hellmann (Shareholder of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics), Claus-Dietrich Lahrs (Chief Executive Officer of Bottega Veneta and former Chief Executive Officer of Hugo Boss AG), Karl Mohnsen (former Chief Executive Officer of TX Logistik AG) and the finance expert Michael Mölleken (former Board member of Festo AG).
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and MAS Holdings establish the Joint Venture “Hellmann MAS Supply Chain (HMSC)” in Sri Lanka by combining Hellmann´s existing contract logistics business in Sri Lanka and in-house logistics activities of MAS.
On 11 December 2017, Dr. Dieter Schramm will assume the position of Head of Global IT Operations at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics SE & Co. KG.
On December 1, 2017 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics concludes the process of changing its legal form. The company will then start operating as Hellmann Worldwide Logistics SE & Co. KG, thereby fulfilling the legal requirements for a further successful and strategic development of the business. The Group will continue under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Knecht and Jost Hellmann, who form the newly constituted Management Board. Dr. Thomas Knecht, who was Management Spokesman since 2015, will chair the Management Board as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Jost Hellmann will take on the function of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is pleased to count Andreas Lamping as its new Head of Corporate Legal as of December 1, 2017.
Top management change at Hellmann Automotive Logistics: The head and founder of Hellmann Automotive Logistics, Bernd Oevermann, will retire on October 31, 2017 after more than 30 years with the company. As Global Vice President, Martin Wehner will take over leadership of the Automobile Industry Solution.
International full-service logistics provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has signed a purchase agreement to acquire all shares in Hellmann East Europe GmbH & Co. KG (HEE). Through the purchase of the shares, which were held by the managing directors Patrick Nathe and Michael Mihm and amounted to 49 percent, Hellmann will become the sole shareholder in HEE. This strategic acquisition represents another step in laying the foundation for a sustainable expansion of Hellmann’s operations across all product areas in the nine Eastern European countries in which HEE maintains its own locations.
The Chief Financial Officer of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Dr. Michael Noth, has decided not to extend his contract expiring in 2021 in order to take on new tasks outside the company. Together with the company's CEO, Reiner Heiken, he has played a key role in driving Hellmann's realignment in recent years. Through operational and strategic measures, he has made a significant contribution to strengthening the company's financial power. As part of a scheduled handover, he will hand over the reins to his successor in spring 2021. In this context, the Supervisory Board of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics appoints Martin Eberle as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The 48-year-old Swiss national will take on his new role in spring and, together with CEO Reiner Heiken, will form Hellmann's Executive Board in the future.
The global full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has been able to gain Peter Hüwel as its new Regional CEO North America, effective January 01, 2021. Mr. Hüwel thus succeeds Steen Christensen, who leaves the company in agreement with the Management Board to take on new professional challenges. As Regional CEO North America, Steen Christensen has realigned the region since May 2017 and created a strong foundation for further growth.
The German Armed Forces have commissioned Hellmann Worldwide Logistics with the Germany-wide distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to the 16 distribution centers of the German federal states. With the commissioning of Hellmann for these critical shipments, the German Armed Forces are relying on its long-standing logistics partner for medical transports.
The world’s leading manufacturer of pumps and pump systems for building services, water management and industry Wilo and the global full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics sign a contract to manage the Dortmund-based company’s global movement of goods. For this purpose, Hellmann will operate a new central warehouse for production materials and finished goods in the Dortmund area from 2022 onwards, in order to ensure global distribution for Wilo and production supply for the new Dortmund Smart Factory from there. Therefore, Hellmann developed a warehouse and logistics concept that is both future-proof and flexibly adaptable.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has recruited Jörg Herwig for the position of Chief Operating Officer Road & Rail (COO), effective March 1, 2021. He will take over the position from Matthias Magnor, who has decided to leave the company after 18 years to take on new professional challenges. As COO and member of the Executive Board, Mr. Magnor has successfully developed the land transport and rail division as well as the Courier & Express Parcel (CEP) segment (Night Star Express), both nationally and internationally in recent years, thus making an important contribution to the company's development.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, a family-owned company based in Osnabrueck, is setting standards in the logistics industry with a company agreement that applies throughout Germany and aims at improving the balance between care and work. Whether for parents, in-laws, partners or children in need of care – since the middle of last year, employees at Hellmann have been able to apply for up to four days of special leave each year quickly and without a great deal of bureaucracy. In doing so, the company responds to demographic change and takes a further step towards living up to its own claim to be an inclusive and family-friendly employer.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, the global full-service logistics provider, has appointed Patrick Oestreich as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). He succeeds Jens Möller, who took over the position on an interim basis in August of last year. As CCO and member of the Executive Board, Oestreich will be responsible for the global sales leadership team, which manages the worldwide sales activities of all product areas, effective April 1, 2021.
Digital State Secretary Stefan Muhle today honored the internationally active logistics service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics as "Digital Place of Lower Saxony". The initiative designates companies and institutions as digital places that have made a special contribution to successful digitization in Lower Saxony through their commitment. The Osnabrück-based company received the award based on its innovative "Smart Visibilty" product - a tracking system for goods that allows users to determine the exact location, condition and security of their shipment in real time anywhere in the world.
The global logistics service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics enters new markets in the Middle East: After launching operations in Oman last summer, the company has now also opened its first branch in Egypt as part of a virtual inauguration ceremony. With market entry in these two strategically important Middle East and South Asia (MESA) countries, Hellmann is expanding its regional network with the aim to acquire new customer groups and business fields in the Middle East.
As of 01.01.2022, Jens Wollesen will become a member of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics’ Management Board, taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) alongside Reiner Heiken (CEO) and Martin Eberle (CFO).
The full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Polska is taking over contract logistics services for Namysłów Brewery, which was acquired by Polish beer producer Grupa Żywiec in 2019.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has recruited Christa Stienen as Chief HR Officer as of August 01, 2021. Ms. Stienen succeeds Claudio Gerring, who, to the deepest regret of the entire company, passed away in December 2020 after a short serious illness. Over the course of 19 years, Mr. Gerring had passionately shaped Hellmann’s HR department and significantly developed the company’s global personnel policy.
Despite global challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, global logistics provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has closed the 2020 financial year and the first quarter of 2021 very successfully while consistently driving forward the strategic development of the company.
The full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has announced a EUR 28 Mio. lease and development investment with Auckland Airport to establish a new 19,200-square-metre ambient warehousing complex dedicated to multinational manufacturer Techtronic Industries (TTI). The complex is located directly at Auckland Airport and is expected to deliver a new benchmark in efficiency, flexibility and functionality when commissioned in July this year. From the new warehouse, Hellmann will handle full-service contract logistics services for its long-standing customer TTI.
The global full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is opening its first Direct Load branch in France, located in Rennes. The company is thus continuing its growth path in the French market and is expanding its product portfolio to better serve the group’s customers.
DRONAMICS, the leading middle-mile cargo drone developer and operator and the global full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics announced a partnership today to develop and offer a pioneering new transport service for the cross-border transportation of time-critical goods. As part of the cooperation, Hellmann plans to offer the first routes with unmanned cargo drones from DRONAMICS as early as next year.
The global full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is acquiring the overnight express provider "Innight Express" based in Hungary and Romania. With this acquisition, Hellmann is completing an important milestone in its expansion strategy in the Central and East European markets and tapping into the key overnight express services segment. The two shareholders Tamás Aradi and Zoltán Csombok will continue to manage the company as Co-Managing Directors. Customers can expect a seamless integration and unchanged business relationships.
The global full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics appoints Marc Wijnen as Global Head of eCommerce. In this newly created position, Mr. Wijnen takes responsibility for the further development of the eCommerce product globally, which falls under the Contract Logistics segment. Mr. Wijnen will also remain responsible for the European Contract Logistics product as Chief Operating Officer.
According to the independent community "League of the Best Companies in Russia", the logistics service provider Hellmann East Europe was included in the list of the best companies in Russia and named ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR 2020, further solidifying the strong market position of the full-service provider in Eastern Europe.. The company looks back on over 30 years of experience in the market, during which it has successfully built up and sustainably implemented a diverse range of services.
In the year of the company's 150th anniversary, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is welcoming over 160 apprentices from 13 nations in Germany. After the apprentices were welcomed on site in 26 of the German Hellmann branches on August 2 and given a first insight into their new work environment, a Germany-wide digital kick-off event took place yesterday.
The global full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and Hella Polska, a global leader in the field of lighting systems and vehicle electronics, are extending their cooperation for another four years. As part of the contract extension, the cooperation will be expanded to also include cross-border logistics services.
Thousands of people come to Germany every year to build a new life. At the same time, the German economy continues to suffer a severe shortage of skilled workers. To actively address this situation, the organization "NETWORK Companies Integrate Refugees" is actively supporting employers in the training and employment of refugees. The NETWORK is an initiative of the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has around 2,700 member companies that are jointly implementing integrative HR policies.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has received the Siemens Supplier Recognition Contract Logistics 2020. With this recognition Siemens honors the innovative supplier services and the outstanding partnership.
This year, the global full-service logistics provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics celebrates its 150th anniversary. Founded in 1871 by Carl Heinrich Hellmann in northern Germany's Osnabrueck with a single horse-drawn carriage, the long-established family business has evolved over four generations into one of the largest international logistics providers. Today, Hellmann is present in 59 countries with 263 branches and has around 11,000 employees as part of the Hellmann F.A.M.I.L.Y. all over the world. Considering Hellmann’s global partner network, its reach spans nearly 500 offices across 173 countries.
The global full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has completed a new state-of-the-art freight forwarding facility in Bremen to complement its existing location. The new building with a total of over 1,500 sqm of office space, 8,000 sqm of handling space and 100 gates went into operation at the beginning of September after less than a year of construction. Hellmann is thus significantly expanding its capacities and responding to the continued growth in the general cargo and direct load product areas in the region, having been present in Bremen since 1988.
Reliable measurement of the CO2 footprint, particularly that of transportation services, is one of our time's top priorities. Global full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is thus introducing a market innovation: SmartAir! - the world's first tool for precise CO2 measurement in airfreight. The tracking tool for real-time monitoring, which was created in collaboration with Bluebox Systems at the beginning of the year, is able to calculate the exact CO2 emissions of each airfreight shipment.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has been awarded the Otto Heinemann Prize for the Compatibility of Work and Care at the 8th Berlin Care Conference. The award, which is given by the Head of the German Economic Ministry Peter Altmaier, recognizes companies with innovative concepts for supporting employees who care for relatives in need of care in addition to their professional activities.
Global full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics announces a partnership in the field of contract logistics with Vestas, the leading manufacturer, installer, and service provider of wind turbines. As part of the cooperation, Hellmann is managing Vestas´ landmark spare part distribution center for North America. Operating out of a brand-new 130,000 sq ft warehouse in Houston, Hellmann manages the time-critical supply of spare parts and components for Vestas’ existing and new wind farms across the U.S. and Canada. The assignment is characterized by a high degree of complexity as the inventory parts range from small scale parts such as electronic components, hazardous material including batteries and lubricants to large turbine components. The array of services provided by Hellmann includes inventory management, kitting, load consolidation as well as pick, pack and ship operations for outgoing orders.
As of mid-January, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has been operating a weekly train on the new silk road between Chongqing and Bremen. The first train arrived on Friday, January 21st, at the Roland Umschlagsgesellschaft Terminal in Bremen, where it was welcomed by Dr. Claudia Schilling, Senator for Science and Ports of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, alongside Jens Wollesen, COO of Hellmann and the Roland Umschlagsgesellschaft’s Managing Director, Christoph Holtkemper.
February 22, 2022. Osnabrueck, Miami. Hellmann Worldwide Logistics introduces a new cost-effective and seamless solution facilitating order fulfillment for international businesses who wish to enter the US market without the need for a domestic fulfillment center or storefront presence. The new Easy eComm model, which is slated to launch this month, serves as a turn-key solution that makes it possible for businesses to fulfill their customer’s online purchases in the US, swiftly and cost-efficiently.
Global full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has signed a 10-year business agreement with the German STIHL Group, securing one of the largest business deals in the company's history. As part of the cooperation Hellmann will take over the warehousing of finished goods for STIHL effective mid-2022. To meet STIHL's high requirements from one single distribution center, Hellmann will be leasing a highly modern finished goods warehouse in Völklingen, Germany, allowing for a strategically optimal geographical location. The new facility is slated to be completed by mid-year and on January 1, 2023, the central warehouse will go into full operation as a single-user location for STIHL. In the logistics center, strategically situated at the trilateral border of Germany, France, and Luxembourg, Hellmann will initially create more than 120 new jobs and anticipates even more jobs will be added as a result of the projected growth in volume.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics initiated the establishment of a charitable organization named Hellmann helps. The non-profit was designed to provide immediate help quickly and effectively, when and where it is urgently needed – as currently in Ukraine and other countries where refugees arrive. To support our initiative, we are collecting internal and external monetary donations as well as donations in kind. By doing so, Hellmann helps was able to acquire more than 135.000 EUR within a very short time. The amount will be donated to those affected in the war region.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is opening a new warehouse in Strykow, Poland, effectively doubling its handling capacity in this strategically critical location. As one of a total of 21 branches in Poland, the Hellmann site located in the center of Poland has steadily grown in recent years. By moving into the new warehouse, which covers an area of around 6,000 qm, Hellmann is responding to increased demand, particularly in the area of international road transport, setting the course for the further strategic development of its activities in Poland and the entire European region.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, the world’s largest family-owned logistics service provider, is pleased to announce Julia Nolf as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for the Americas region. In her new role, she oversees sales, business development, marketing, and account management across North and Latin America. As a member of the regional executive team, she reports directly to Regional CEO Peter Huewel.
Despite challenging market conditions, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics closes 2021 as the most successful financial year in its 150-year history. In a market environment shaped by capacity bottlenecks, rising freight rates, and supply chain disruptions, Hellmann was able to secure additional capacity for its customers as well as offer tailored logistics solutions. As a result, the number of shipments increased by 25 % compared to the prior year (16.2 million to 20.3 million). Consolidated sales increased by EUR 1.5 billion, representing an increase of 61 %, and crossed the EUR 4 billion mark for the first time in company history.
Oliver Luksic, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Digital and Transport, was invited to Hellmann Worldwide Logistics for a roundtable discussion with apprentices on April 21, the Logistics Day. At the new logistics facility in Völklingen, in south west Germany, the apprentices gave some insights behind-the-scenes what logistics offers to young graduates - from stays abroad to interdisciplinary project work.
The global full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is taking over the Czech and Slovakian-based overnight express provider "OptimNet Solutions s.r.o.". Hellmann is thus continuing its successful expansion strategy in the overnight express services segment and tapping into another important part of the Central and Eastern European market.
Two logistics giants celebrate their brass anniversary. It has now been 45 years since Gebrüder Weiss and Hellmann embarked on their partnership together.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has been able to recruit 190 apprentices from 24 nations to start their careers in Germany's third-largest economic sector. Thus, the company is returning to "pre-Covid levels" in terms of its number of trainees and can build on its record year in 2019.
Osnabrueck, 17 August, 2022. Hellmann Worldwide Logistics acquired all shares in the Peruvian joint venture Hellmann Worldwide Logistics S.A.C. Through the purchase of the remaining 50 percent of shares, which were held by Carlos Augusto Dammert (President of the Board), Hellmann became the sole shareholder. The acquisition allows the company to be fully integrated into Hellmann's global network, thus expanding the service portfolio for customers and generating further sustainable growth in Peru and the entire Americas region.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is opening a new warehouse location totaling 18,000 m² in Oelde, Germany, from which it will ensure production supplies to the world's largest CLAAS plant in Harsewinkel.
This year, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Poland celebrates the 25th anniversary of its branch in Nowy Tomyśl. The location, which opened in 1997, has developed into an important pillar for the polish market over the past decades. Today it is a central hub within the Polish Hellmann network for national and international land transport, from general cargo to full loads. In addition, Hellmann operates its own customs agency and an intermediate warehouse at the branch.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has appointed Friederike Prasuhn as Chief People Officer (CPO) effective October 1, 2022. She has been serving in the position ad interim since 2020, with a brief pause. Now permanently in the role, Friederike Prasuhn is responsible for the global HR activities of the internationally active logistics service provider and serves as a permanent member of the International Executive Board.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and its long-standing partner company, ATS-Hellmann Worldwide Logistics AG, have decided to transfer their air and sea freight activities in Switzerland to Hellmann: by establishing its own Swiss national company.
On November 14, 2022, the new STIHL central warehouse in Voelklingen, Germany, was officially opened. The logistics site was built by Dietz AG as the investor and is operated by Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. With the new building, the STIHL Group is not only increasing its capacities, but also improving its logistical efficiency and speed. Battery products and all STIHL tools manu-factured at the Tirol production site are stored at the new logistics and distribution location, from where they are delivered to all STIHL sales companies and STIHL dealers worldwide - mainly in Germany, France and the Benelux countries. In addition, products ordered directly from STIHL's own online store are supplied from Voelklingen. While the first deliveries have already been han-dled from Voelklingen since August of this year, the warehouse will be fully operational from January 2023.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is launching three new Industry Solutions for growing sectors "Consumer Goods", "Technology" and "Industrial". With the additional offering of highly specialized logistics services for these individual industries, Hellmann is significantly expanding its services and optimizing processes along the entire value chain for its customers - from procurement, production, and distribution to returns processing and repair management. The three new so-called "verticals" complement Hellmann's five existing Industry Solutions which are already successfully established on the market for the automotive and cruise industries, the fashion and pharmaceutical industries, and producers of renewable energies.
As of January 1, 2023, the joint venture Night Star Express (NSE) Hellmann & Honold GmbH & Co. KG will take over the night express business of Gertner Express GmbH. The two managing directors of the joint venture, Wilfried Hesselmann (Hellmann Worldwide Logistics) and Thomas Bauer (Honold Logistik Gruppe), will continue to lead its business operations.
The monitoring and transparency of global supply chains are becoming increasingly important. This is where Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and Finnish startup Logmore come in the picture: Jointly, they are launching a passive dynamic QR data tracker named "Hellmann Smart QR". It measures temperature, humidity, light as well as shocks and generates a new QR code with each measurement, which is displayed on the device and can be downloaded via cell phone camera upon cargo arrival. By integrating this additional data into the already established platform-based Hellmann tracking systems SmartAir! and Smart Ocean, each deviation can be directly associated with a specific point in the cargo’s journey.
World-renowned supplier of lamps and luminaires Ledvance has placed part of its European warehousing operations in the hands of international full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. In addition to managing a central Ledvance warehouse in Molsheim, France, Hellmann has been supplying retailers across Europe with Ledvance's comprehensive portfolio of luminaires and illuminants from warehouse locations in Spain and Poland since the fall of this year.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Poland has opened a new branch in Toruń. The company is thus investing further in the strategic expansion of its groupage network in Poland, where up to 10,000 pallets are transported every day. The new 2,500 m2 warehouse is strategically located in the recently completed Pannatoni Park II, right next to the A1 freeway interchange in Lubicz. With the opening of its tenth own distribution branch in Poland, Hellmann is strengthening its local presence and at the same time consolidating its international network.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has opened a new branch in Neumuenster. From the site located 50 km north of Hamburg, road activities in Schleswig-Holstein are to be further expanded. The aim is to develop the company's own network in the strategically important region between Hamburg and the Danish border and to establish further general cargo lines. At the same time, the logistics company wants to further enter the Scandinavian region through strategic expansion in the north. With the opening of the new location, Hellmann is also responding to the increased demand for storage facilities available at short notice between the Port of Hamburg and Scandinavia.