GO! Express & Logistics supports canoeist Sebastian Brendel

Bonn, 8 September 2016. German canoeist Sebastian Brendel exceeded all expectations at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro by winning two gold medals for Germany. First, Brendel defended the Olympic title that he had won in London at his preferred distance of 1,000 metres in the canoe single and then added another gold medal to his tally with teammate Jan Vandrey in the canoe double. The double Olympic champion was allowed the honour of leading the German team into the stadium as flagbearer at the closing ceremony. GO! Express & Logistics has supported the professional athlete as a sponsor.

Long-standing trust in Olympic athletes

The GO! group in Berlin/Brandenburg quickly recognised his exceptional canoeing talents and has sponsored the athlete for 11 years. In 2015 GO! sponsored a new boat, which is identical in construction to Brendel’s Olympics canoe. ‘I got to know Sebastien at the Junior European Championships, when he was just 17 years old. When asked why GO! should sponsor him, he answered: ‘because I’ll win gold,’ and he kept his promise. Congratulations!’ exclaims Wolfgang M. Sacher, chairman of the GO! group in Berlin/Brandenburg. The German canoeist is unbeaten in years and has amassed 18 gold medals at major international competitions. ‘Sebastian Brendel is an exemplary athlete who we will gladly continue to support. We warmly congratulate him on his extraordinary achievements at the 2016 Olympics,’ says Ulrich Nolte, managing director of GO! Express & Logistics (Germany) GmbH. Sebastian Brendel has trained at the Potsdam Canoe Club for many years under the guidance of coach Ralph Welke. The federal state of Brandenburg and the city of Potsdam are well-known for their extensive paddling areas and are familiar to all watersports enthusiasts; canoe racing especially has a long tradition in the region.

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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Andrea Wagner-Neumann | Senior PR Consultant

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