GO! lit up the night sky on New Year’s Eve

  • More than 400 tonnes of fireworks shipped;
  • Volume growth of over 17 per cent;
  • The HUB in Niederaula was perfectly prepared

Bonn, 2 January 2019. By the end of 2018, GO! Express & Logistics had shipped more than 400 tonnes of firecrackers and fireworks to German retailers and private households. This represents growth in volume of more than 17 per cent. As it meets all of the statutory requirements that apply to delivering fireworks, not to mention those relating to dangerous goods and the critical nature of the delivery time, the express and courier service provider is the perfect partner for online firework sellers.

Every year, following the intense Christmas delivery period, GO! faces another significant challenge before the turn of the year: to ship over 400 tonnes of firecrackers and fireworks on time. Additionally, any returns or undeliverable shipments have to be returned to sellers as quickly as possible to prevent New Year’s Eve fireworks from falling into the wrong hands. Under the statutory regulations in Germany, class II fireworks may only be sold to private individuals on the last three working days of the year. At the end of 2018, the selling started on 28 December as New Year’s Eve was after the weekend. Over 400 tonnes of fireworks were processed in one day, greatly surpassing the volumes on even the busiest normal days. Shipments of fireworks are processed in special shifts separately from normal business operations, and only by employees and couriers who have completed special ADR dangerous goods training.

Smooth process planning in the HUB

The shipments are fed into the GO! system at the sorting centre that was built last year in Niederaula, before being distributed to their recipients through the connected stations. ‘GO! starts planning extensively for the firework period at the very start of the year’, explains Ulrich Nolte, Managing Director of GO! Express & Logistics (Deutschland) GmbH. ‘With our excellent network-wide delivery rate of 99.2 per cent and outstanding process planning in advance, we were able to overcome the challenge this year too’, continues Nolte. ‘Unless the weather is not on our side – we are fortunate that there were no surprises this year and as such, everything ran smoothly with no delays’. The company can look back on successful firework shipping and an equally successful business 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