In 2017, Dachser fully acquired the Italian food logistics provider Papp Italia. Effective immediately, the branch in Verona in northern Italy is now called Dachser Italy Food Logistics S.R.L.
As a major food producer and consumer, Italy plays a major role in the transport of goods around Europe. This is what led Dachser to acquire a 50 percent share in Italian food logistics provider Papp Italia back in 2012 following two years of collaboration. Dachser acquired the company outright in 2017, and now the transition to Dachser systems and renaming the entity mark the final steps in the integration process.
At the heart of the integration was the migration of all logistics processes and IT systems to Dachser standard ones, a phase that was completed by mid-February. This means that Dachser Italy Food Logistics is now seamlessly integrated into all Dachser network processes. Customers benefit from the consistent product portfolio vivengo as well as from access to the eLogistics platform for end-to-end shipment tracing, proactive discrepancy notifications, and straightforward order and warehouse management. The location is also connected to a further 33 countries through the European Food Network. Every day, goods are routed from Verona to the European Food Logistics hub in Frankfurt, as well as to other terminals in the network.
Alfred Miller, Managing Director Dachser Food Logistics: “With its strategically strong position in northern Italy, Dachser Italy Food Logistics is an ideal starting point from which to expand and further internationalize our contract logistics business for food in Italy. By introducing standardized processes, we’ve made the service we can offer European food producers and retailers even more attractive. This takes our import/export business to a whole new level, which in turn further strengthens the European Food Network.”
From its headquarters and central terminal in Verona, Dachser Italy Food Logistics regularly delivers 230,000 metric tons of fresh, temperature-controlled, and ambient food to more than 1,200 (retail and industry) recipients across Italy every year. The facility near Verona has a warehouse offering 17,000 m2 of storage in a variety of temperature zones as well as 41 loading bays. Some 170 employees take care of distribution, warehousing, and administrative operations. In Taranto (Apulia), Dachser Italy Food Logistics has a branch whose main job is to organize full loads for Italy and for export.