GO! Express & Logistics continues to grow

Specialist in express deliveries records growth of 10% for third year in succession

  • Shipment volumes of over 5.5 million deliveries per year
  • Multi-million euro investment in station and hub expansion
  • International partnership expands global network

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.

High investment in infrastructure expansion

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.

Network optimisation saves time and helps the environment

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.

About GO! Express & Logistics – quality leader in the CEP market

GO! Express & Logistics provides overnight shipping services, 365 days a year, for anything that needs to arrive in perfect condition, safely and on time. The mid-market company, which was set up as a consortium by eight experienced couriers in 1984, has been expanding its extensive portfolio of logistics solutions for 40 years without becoming part of a corporation. Some 1,400 employees and more than 1,700 drivers and couriers work day in, day out to ensure the safe transport of over 10 million shipments a year (2023) – from urban cycle couriers right through to global express shipping operations. The product portfolio covers all customer-focused logistics services – from overnight express shipments through to full supply chain management. Performance rates currently stand at an excellent 99.43 per cent delivery rate on the first attempt and an impressive 0.02 per cent damage rate (both 2023). The company is further certified in quality management to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015, in environmental management to DIN EN ISO 14001:2015 and holds certification in GDP compliance (good distribution practice).

Comprising a partner network with over 100 GO! stations in Europe, GO! Express & Logistics is an award-winner for the best customer service under package / courier services (WirtschaftsWoche) and ranks among the top 1 per cent of training companies in Germany. As such, the company is regarded as a quality leader in the CEP market with high levels of customer loyalty, exceptional customer service and excellent recommendation rates. GO! is especially proud of its high employee satisfaction and their ratings, which have made GO! a ‘Top Company’ and an ’Open Company’ on kununu.

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