Successful shipping of fireworks thanks to logistical precision

Bonn, 21 January 2016. This year, GO! Express & Logistics was once again able to record a successful season of shipping fireworks. The express and logistics service provider managed the on-time delivery of over 300 tonnes of fireworks across Germany. And, once again, an increase of more than 15% in total shipping volume was achieved. As a long-time partner to online fireworks dealers, GO! is responsible for delivering – as well as returning – fireworks to private households.

In Germany, fixed sales and delivery of class II fireworks to private individuals is permitted from 29 to 31 December in accordance with the current legal regulations. Fireworks deliveries in 2015 came with the added difficulty that the time for the sorting process was significantly reduced due to the Christmas holiday. GO! was able to overcome this hurdle, whilst maintaining the same level of quality and without affecting its normal business.

Stable delivery rate with increasing shipping volume

A total of 228 tonnes of fireworks were processed through the hub in Niederaula during the fireworks shipping season. Sorting the remaining shipments took place at the regional locations in Osnabrück, Koblenz, Chemnitz, Nuremberg and Berlin. The final step in the fireworks shipping process was the delivery of the shipments to the recipients. In accordance with the regulations for the shipment of fireworks, undeliverable packages are always sent directly back to the dealer. For transporting the fireworks, GO! only uses drivers who have gone through special training for dangerous goods. ‘Thanks to our specially trained couriers and employees as well as efficient planning, we were able to maintain our very stable delivery rate of 99% for this year across the entire GO! system. We are thrilled about the successful fireworks shipments and head into 2016 with a positive outlook,’ confirms Ulrich Nolte, managing director of GO! Express & Logistics Deutschland. Over the past few years, GO! has been able to consistently increase its business – both during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays as well as during the rest of the year.

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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