DSV, the world’s fifth largest freight service provider, has recently announced it is broadening its services to and from Poland. With the addition of Gdansk and Poznan on top of the existing routes from the company’s terminals in Warsaw, Wroclaw and Łódź, DSV now offers direct services covering all the industrial areas of Poland.
DSV has been operating in Poland since 1995. Following the acquisition of Frans Maas in 2006 and merge with ABX in 2008, DSV has grown into one of the regions leading logistics services providers.
The global logistics giant believes that UK trade with Poland will continue to grow and by providing a fast and reliable groupage and part load service from these areas, it can offer both new and existing customers a service between Poland and the UK that is ‘second to none’.
Piotr W. Krawiecki, CEO of DSV Poland Road Division, explained the rational for the expansion:
“We’re experiencing growing demand for high quality groupage services from our customers. By opening up new routes to and from Poland DSV will be able to meet those demands and deliver fast and reliable groupage and part load service to accommodate our client’s high requirements.”
Michael Morberg Madsen, Divisional General Manager for the Eastern Europe region at DSV Road Ltd in the UK went on to comment:
“Over the past few years, DSV has experienced growth in our trade lines from Poland, especially with products like windows, doors, furniture, machinery, car parts, packaging materials and food products. When speaking to both UK and Polish based customers, including small and medium sized manufacturers, as well as large retailers and blue chip companies, we’ve established that there is demand for direct departures to and from Poland to speed up delivery time. Alongside the fact that Poland has one of the fastest growing economies in the EU, DSV feels that the expansion of our already extensive services from this region is a timely, tactical investment.”
DSV UK and DSV Poland are both equally involved in the creation and delivery of the new services. Both teams are focused on providing reliable delivery and great customer service, in line with the global brand’s reputation.
Both regional teams claim they are focusing on the requirements of the customer and adding value to their business as well as making their transport experience easier, to ensure the customer will continue to trust DSV with their goods and have a greater loyalty towards the brand.
“Along with our colleagues in Poland, we’re all working towards the same goal of great service and reliable delivery. This joined up approach helps to create ownership and heightened responsibility for each shipment, whether the customer is based in Poland or the UK.
“With many other transport companies working with partners instead of their own offices, the customer does not always get the same attention. We believe that our strong network and close cooperation with our Polish colleagues differentiates us from our competitors. We know our DSV colleagues work with the same principles and values as us and we believe this shared ethos is helping to provide the service levels our customers want and expect.”
Meanwhile, DSV Road Ltd has appointed automotive expert Marc Coleman to support its activities in the automotive industry. Based in the UK, Marc’s role is to build on the brand’s global heritage in this sector and re-introduce DSV as a fresh player within the thriving automotive sector here in the UK.
The automotive industry is booming after a period of continuous growth. It currently represents the largest export sector within the UK, with an estimated turnover of £69.5Billion in 2014 and it is forecast to do even better this year.
Marc Coleman, recently appointed Sector Development Manager for the DSV automotive team explains that countries such as Japan are putting their faith in the UK market, with big brands including Nissan and Honda currently investing heavily in existing plants with new model builds.
"This investment and confidence is fuelling a period of strong growth for the UK industry. Alongside this, high quality companies such as Bentley, McLaren and Aston Martin help to maintain the UK’s reputation within the industry."
Marc brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He explained:
“Coming from an automotive and logistics background in Birmingham, you could say the industry is in my blood. I have worked within the industry for many years and I am thrilled to have joined the team at DSV. Its early days but the organisation has already shown a strong appetite for growth in the automotive sector, with everyone from the MD to the drivers proving they are focused and determined to succeed. It makes for an exciting next few months and years.”
Having worked with all of the major OEMs in the UK for other freight forwarding and logistics companies, Marc’s main responsibilities include raising awareness of the brand and building the portfolio of DSV automotive services.
One of DSV’s long term OEM clients has been using the organisation's services for over 10 years. DSV Road transports a range of components for trucks and cars from more than 300 Tier 1 suppliers across the UK and consolidates them at its Automotive Cross dock facility in Tamworth for onward distribution. From Tamworth, the DSV team then provides the line-haul transportation to Poland, Sweden, Belgium and France.
DSV’s pan-European network ensures that services are frequent, cost effective and reliable, while the organisation also provides added value services including electronic order, invoice control and shipment notification software which enables clients to keep up to date with where their components are in the supply chain and when they can be expected.
Rebekah Kemp, Head of Key Account Management for DSV Road Ltd commented:
“At DSV, we understand that the automotive sector has a complex and challenging supply chain and having people like Marc on board to support our growth in this area is key to our long term success.”