insights from Agility’s global network to identify real estate and private equity opportunities in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Investments accounts for approximately 3 percent of Agility’s revenues
and employs more than 2,000 people. Hans Hickler is COO of Asia
and is expanding operations there, particularly in Southeast Asia
Dachser handled 46 million shipments in 2010 –
452,000 airfreight shipments and 300,000 less-than-containerload and containerload ocean shipments. Its largest business segment, Dachser European Logistics, accounted for 63
percent of revenue in 2010. Its other business segments include
Dachser Air & Sea Logistics, which accounted for 25 percent of its
2010 revenue, and Dachser Food Logistics, a specialist in warehousing and distribution in the temperature-controlled, non-frozen food
segment in Germany, accounted for the rest. Nearly 60 percent of
Dachser’s 19,250 employees are based in Germany. Dachser tends
to be more modern and aggressive than many of its competitors.
Hellmann is a privately held German company,
Earlier this year, Hellmann UK initiated new logistics services
into Poland. In addition, Hellmann Worldwide acquired several
assets from a Swedish firm, which should enhance Hellmann’s
nighttime distribution capabilities throughout Europe.
UTi’s net revenues increased 14 percent last year.
UTi’s contract logistics and distribution operations
are 63 percent of net revenues. The company has strong forwarding
operations in Asia with an emphasis on airfreight and a major drug
distribution operation in South Africa. It is expanding its contract
logistics operations in Asia particularly in India, which it has designated for major market expansion. UTi’s roots are in South Africa,
and it does very well in British Commonwealth countries.
GEFCO is a key partner for car manufacturers, rental
firms and distributors of new and used vehicles.
GEFCO transports about 2. 5 million vehicles annually. Vehicle
preparation and distribution accounts for more than 50 percent of
GEFCO’s total revenue. Its other main revenue components include
consolidation and land transportation, which is 36 percent, and air
and sea logistics, which is 14 percent.
GEFCO has a longstanding relationship with GM’s Chevrolet division. Earlier this year, the provider was picked to distribute approximately 5,500 Chevrolets in parts of England,
Scotland and Northern Ireland. GEFCO had already been providing distribution services for Chevrolet in Russia, northern
Portugal and France.
Yusen does not have the kind of strong domestic
base in Japan that characterizes Nippon and others.
It has aggressively grown international markets and expanded
through organic growth and acquisitions. It started in 2001 by combining purchases and adding a transportation and warehouse network to expanding contract logistics and airfreight operations.
Contract logistics and distribution are strong in Europe. In the
Americas, seven companies have been combined to create a broad
suite of logistics services offered in North, Central and South America. Automotive, industrial and retail/consumer goods verticals are
emphasized. Its automotive logistics includes roll-on/roll-off, JIT
and parts distribution.
Nippon Cargo Air is now an NYK-owned entity and Americas
has its own airfreight forwarding capability. Sister company, Yusen
Air & Sea, is a major airfreight operation, particularly within Asia. It
recently set up a strategic agreement with Panalpina. Japan
accounts for nearly 50 percent of the business.
Revenues for Yusen are split between air and ocean freight
forwarding, warehousing, and domestic U.S. transportation management.
Norbert Dentressangle Group
Norbert Dentressangle now consists of three divisions: Transport, which generates 56.1 percent of its
revenue; Logistics (warehousing), which generates 43. 5 percent;
and its newest division, Freight Forwarding, makes up the rest.
France is its largest contributor to revenue for both Logistics and
Transport, accounting for 67. 8 percent and 40. 8 percent, respectively.
Norbert Dentressangle is a European leader in bulk and temperature-controlled goods. More than 62 percent, or 35. 5 million
square feet, of its warehouse space is dedicated to frozen storage. In
December 2007, the company acquired Christian Salvesen, which
broadened its service offering in the refrigerated and frozen logistics market in Europe. In January 2010, in-house freight forwarding
capabilities were added. To expand on those capabilities and international presence, Schneider Logistics’s freight forwarding division
in the U.S. and China was acquired in November 2010. In addition,
British freight forwarder TDG was acquired in March 2011.
Caterpillar Logistics Services
Cat Logistics has heavy U.S. and European operations with a growing presence in South America
and Asia. It distributes to more than 190 countries from over 119
Cat Logistics’s scope reflects its parent’s global reach and dealer
network. Cat Logistics’s business is split equally between North
America and the rest of the world. It continues to expand its automotive logistics business in Europe. In the U.S., Cat Logistics has
completely integrated warehousing and manufacturing supply
chain services. Visibility in its integrated systems of SAP, i2 and GT
Nexus is very good. Demand and supply forecasting and material
planning capabilities are excellent. Forecasting for low turnover
items is a controlled standard operating procedure.
Cat Logistics manages more than $2.4bn in purchased transportation per year. Cat Logistics focuses on customers with high-value durable goods. A major initiative involves logistics into and