ABOUT US

THE ZIEGLER GROUP
SINCE 1908

THE GROUP

Unlike large global transport groups that operate with an aim for industrialisation, the Ziegler Group has always committed itself to remaining at a human scale and family-run business.

This configuration offers us to act flexibly, which allows us to offer tailor-made services as needed. Evolving at the speed of the market and with the needs of our clients, and at the same time remaining as close as possible to the problems “on the floor”, our group is in a position to intervene across the entire supply chain due to its ability to adapt to the request and specific characteristics of the job.

 

Our expertise in the transport of specific products (aeronautics, fashion, wine and spirits, bikes, fairs & exhibitions, dangerous goods, project cargo) and our steadfastness acquired over more than a century of activity make us a well-known and recognised player in the market. We have opted for locations at multiple sites, which makes it possible to offer a local service, with great responsiveness and flexibility.

Thanks to our integrated IT service, we develop our own processes for managing flows, thus enjoying complete control of our activity and real capability to innovate. These various tools enable us to offer our customers a full array of information about the managed flows in real time.

 

Our staff, enthusiastic and business-minded, are very loyal to the group and are managed via a benevolent HR policy. They undeniably contribute to the quality of the services provided, by acting individually and collectively with the aim of serving the client.

 

Precise and diligent study of the client’s request, team-based collaboration with the different players within the group in order to identify the best transport solutions to offer a perfectly suited and optimised response – these are the working methods which characterise the ZIEGLER Group’s endeavours.

History

1908

1908

The ZIEGLER company, specialising in transport and logistics, was set up in Brussels by Arthur Joseph ZIEGLER, whose ambition was to develop it with an international orientation.

1919

1919

In order to support its increasingly significant sea freight activity, the company opens its first branch in Antwerp and then another in Ghent. The same year, ZIEGLER becomes the market leader for the import of wines and spirits from France.

1943

1943

Start of Arthur Ziegler at the company to increase development and encourage its expansion on the international stage.

1946

1946

In addition to sea and road transport, the company launches its first air traffic and its first groupage sea transport.

1954

1954

First sites in France via take-overs of various companies.

1958

1958

Named the official forwarder for the Brussels World’s Fair, the company takes advantage of this opportunity to expand its international activity.

1960

1960

BLG company of Switzerland taken over by the ZIEGLER Group.

1967

1967

Founding of Ziegler GmbH in Germany.

1978

1978

Passionate about computer science and aware of the importance of this technology in the world of transport, Mr Ziegler decides to create his own IT department.

1980

1980

ZIEGLER becomes market leader in Belgium.

1981

1981

Purchase of the Steffes company in the Netherlands.

1986

1986

First expansion outside Europe with a site in Morocco.

1990

1990

In order to anticipate all the needs of its clients, the company develops a complete range of logistical services and pursues its international ventures by launching in the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.

1991

1991

Ziegler expands to Luxembourg.

1994

1994

Renowned as a tried and tested top-notch service provider in the transport sector, the company is awarded the Oscar of the export world and fulfils the ISO standard.

2002

2002

First of a long series of other certifications that will follow over the years.

 

Ziegler establishes itself in Ireland through Ziegler Logistics.

2003

2003

The company launches ZIEGLER AEROSPACE, a division in France which is dedicated to the aeronautic industry and emphasises its development in Germany by opening offices dedicated to sea and air activities.

2009

2009

Ziegler launches in Polish market.

2010

2010

Founding of Ziegler Hellas in Greece.

2011

2011

Launch of Ziegler China and Hong Kong.

2015

2015

Start of Diane Govaerts, 4th generation of the ZIEGLER family, in the group management team, thus keeping it 100% in the family.

2018

2018

110th anniversary of the group.

2018
1908

OUR VALUES

Trust

We work together in a climate of trust, built on honest, precise,and fair communication both within the Ziegler Group and with our clients

Responsible

Health and safety standards have priority over economic considerations. We ensure that staff members are properly trained, and we foster their creativity and potential in order for them to improve

Commitment to the client

We provide good quality and service to our clients by understanding their supply chains, building long-term relations, and promoting face-to-face contacts

Respect

We respect laws and support the cultural practices of each country. Our code of conduct includes treating everyone as equals and with respect

OUR COMMITMENTS

Environmental protection has always been a concern of the Ziegler Group, as well as the quality, safety, and hygiene of our premises.

 

Various campaigns have been launched in many areas to protect the environment and to pursue a sustainable development policy at the Ziegler Group.

The priorities of this policy are:

  • reduction of CO2 emissions
  • waste processing
  • use of clean energy

The policies pursued within the group concern all our employees and must extend to the whole of our transport chain. We are committed to supporting and promoting the following issues, in line with the principles of the United Nations Global Compact.

  • The protection of international law on human rights.
  • The freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
  • The fight against corruption in all its forms.
  • The elimination of forced labour as well as the abolition of child labour.
  • The elimination of discrimination with regard to employment and occupation.
  • A precautionary approach to environmental problems.
  • Initiatives for greater environmental responsibility.
  • The development and dissemination of environmentally friendly products.

We also promote these rules of good conduct to our business partners, both subcontractors and clients. This company policy, combined with our sustainable development policy and the various campaigns are meaningless without the support from, involvement of, and participation of each of us.

 

The ZIEGLER Group has established effective quality management, actively supported by all its teams for the benefit of its clients. The results speak for themselves in terms of clients’ satisfaction and success.