In fiscal-year 2013, Dachser boosted its revenue by 13.2 percent, year over year, closing out the reporting period at 4.99 billion euro ($6.89 billion).
Breaking it down, the company’s European Logistics sector experienced a 13.5-percent rise in gross revenue, year over year, while food logistics increased by 8.2 percent. Air and sea logistics revenue rose by 7.7 percent.
This has been accomplished while the company works toward integrating Azkar and Transunion, two businesses it purchased in January.
“Azkar consistently focused on international business and generated strong results, most notably in conjunction with our reinvigorated French country organization,” Bernhard Simon, Dachser’s chief executive officer, said in a statement. “Transunion not only strengthened our sea freight business and the transatlantic routes, but also completed the integration in record time, as the company has been doing business under the Dachser name since January of this year.”
Shipments rose by 37.5 percent during the year, with the logistics provider finishing with 69.6 million shipments.
Simon said the focus for 2014 is on expanding Dachser’s reach outside Europe, adding new contract logistics business and international traffic growth.
“Last year, Dachser matured into a worldwide company,” he said in a statement. “Our task now is to strengthen local management under the umbrella of the global organization as consistent proximity to our customers is essential to our future growth and success.”