Specialist in express deliveries records growth of 10% for third year in succession
Bonn, 6 August 2016. The express and courier service provider GO! has continued its profitable growth course for the third year in succession. Shipment volumes again rose by 10% compared to the previous year, significantly above the industry average of around 5.5%. The logistic expert transports around 5.5 million shipments in Europe per year. All partner companies of the GO! Group in Europe are expecting to generate record revenues of well over €300 million for the current financial year.
Growth in the medical technology, pharmaceutical and high-tech industries has been particularly positive. "We are proud to have gained market share in these areas, as they require a very high level of reliability and flexibility on the part of the service provider," explains Ulrich Nolte, managing director of GO! Express & Logistics (Deutschland) GmbH. "We will continue to build on our strengths in the future – our damage and loss rates of around 0.02%, high investment and expanding our presence in growth markets," says Nolte. To gain further market share internationally and impress its customers with GO! quality features, the company will enter into a cooperation with a prestigious international partner.
In order to ensure consistently high standards with increasing shipment volumes, GO! is investing over ten million euros in the expansion and renovation of its stations, the central HUB in Niederaula, Hesse, and the regional HUBs in Cologne, Heilbronn and Hanover. A new regional HUB is also being set up in Gera. GO! handles overnight deliveries through its decentralised HUBs. This approach ensures flexibility in route planning, reduced transportation routes and scheduling reliability. The renovation of the Munich office was commissioned last year. Investment of around €4.5 million was provided. Further new buildings and renovations are planned in locations including Hamburg, Essen, Zurich, Graz, Hanover, Osnabrück and Salzburg, while other projects have already been completed.
Increasing traffic volumes in urban areas in particular and the associated environmental impact are presenting increasing challenges for express and courier services. GO! Express & Logistics therefore strives to continuously improve the utilisation of its vehicles and network optimisation. Shorter transportation routes and fewer empty trips lead to a significant reduction in exhaust emissions and traffic volumes. Consequently, a new software solution will be introduced next year, which will further optimise the 1,000-1,200 trips taken each day in Germany alone and thus contribute to environmental protection. GO! is also intensifying its e-mobility solutions for urban deliveries. Initial pilot tests with electric vehicles, e-bikes and cargo bikes have proven successful, so this segment will be expanded as soon as possible in the future.
GO! Express & Logistics is Europe’s largest independent provider of express and courier services. The global partner network was established in 1984 and currently comprises over 100 GO! stations in Europe. Around 1,400 employees and 1,700 drivers and couriers work every day to enable the transport of more than 8 million shipments per year.
Under the motto “beyond limits”, GO! offers a comprehensive portfolio of logistics solutions ranging from regional courier transportation and global express shipping of goods, documents and extremely time-critical consignments to sensitive shipments or complex customer requirements. Its services also include tailored supply chain solutions and extensive value-added services 365 days a year and around the clock.
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