Eight per cent growth going into our anniversary year

GO! Express & Logistics has posted a new record in consignment volumes for the last business year

  • Record year 2018: eight per cent growth in consignment volumes and seven million consignments
  • Doubled: capacities at the expanded central hub in Niederaula geared towards further growth
  • Well-positioned going into our anniversary year: 35 years of GO!

Bonn, 30 January 2019. The express and courier service provider GO! is continuing on its successful path. Consignment volumes increased strongly once again with growth of eight per cent compared to the previous year. For the first time in the company’s history, the seven-million mark was surpassed for consignments sent in a single year. Turnover rose to over €320 million in 2018. The GO! group is expecting further growth in consignment volumes and turnover in Europe in 2019.

Drivers of growth in the last business year were once again the medical technology, pharmaceutical and high-tech industries, along with the high-availability logistics segment. The acquisition of new market shares and systematic increase in quality set a tone that was reflected in the new record (compared to 6.5 million consignments sent in the previous year). ‘We offer genuine precision logistics for our customers,’ says Ulrich Nolte, managing director of GO! Express & Logistics (Deutschland) GmbH, summarising the success of his company. ‘We develop and continue to offer new individual solutions with the focus on process reliability throughout the entire transportation process. Our network-wide delivery rate of 99.41 per cent marks GO! out as a reliable, flexible logistics partner,’ Nolte adds.

Investment in the future: doubled capacity

The expansion of the central hub in Niederaula based on an investment of almost €12 million in 2018 ensures an expansion in capacity of 100 per cent. The reconstruction efforts reduce the average stay for consignments to around just 45 minutes, which directly benefits customers even in the case of increased consignment volumes. With the optimisation of its locations in Kassel, Karlsruhe and Stuttgart, GO! is investing in the continued expansion of its station network in 2019.

Anniversary year: 35 years of GO!

2019 is a special year for GO! The company will celebrate its anniversary in November and look back on 35 years of express and logistics services. 'For us and our network partners, this is an added incentive to set new records in our anniversary year of 2019. We want to offer outstanding performance and new services for our customers and continue to grow. We have already laid the foundations for this and hope to maintain last year’s growth rate,’ says Nolte, looking ahead to the current 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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Press contact for GO! Germany

Andrea Wagner-Neumann | Senior PR Consultant

Bartenbach AG | Kaufmannshof 1 | 55120 Mainz | Germany

Phone: +49 6131 91098-31 | Email: pr@general-overnight.com