THE GROUP

 

Founded in 1908 with headquarters in Brussels, Ziegler Group is a leading global logistics service provider offering road freight, airfreight, sea freight, rail freight, inland waterway, logistics, customs clearance, e-commerce and other value-added services. With over 3,200 employees worldwide, Ziegler operates a close-knit global network with some 154 branches in more than 15 countries. In a further 80 countries, it cooperates closely with partner companies.

Unlike large global transport groups that operate with an aim for industrialisation, the Ziegler Group has always committed itself to remain at a human scale and family-run business. This gives us a flexibility that allows us to offer tailor-made services as needed.

Our expertise in the transportation 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 makes 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 services, we develop our own supply chain management solutions, thus benefiting from a complete control of our activity and real capability for innovation. These various digital solutions enable us to offer our customers a real-time control on their supply chain.

 

OUR MISSION

 

We are architects for transport and logistics. We plan, design and construct a competitive worldwide network to transport, store and handle goods easily and reliably by land, sea and air. We know regional conditions and give individual support to our customers to be globally successful.

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.

1989
1989

Takeover of Anglo Overseas in the UK –  the beginning of Ziegler UK’s successful journey.

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.

ZIEGLER continues its development in South Africa through its stake in Inhouse Logistics, which has since been renamed Inhouse ZIEGLER Logistics.

U.K. : acquisition of Phoenix Freight International Ltd in London (Basildon).

AEO certification for all ZIEGLER FRANCE sites.

2018
2018

Acquisition of of Lorrford Eurospan in London (Basildon) U.K.

 

110th anniversary of the group.

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OUR VALUES
AUTHENTICITY
AUTHENTICITY
We adopt a long term perspective of our business
  • Family Roots
  • Passion
  • Respect
EXPERTISE
EXPERTISE
We provide unique expertise covering the entire supply chain worldwide
  • Competence
  • Dedication
  • Quality
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
We create tailormade solutions for our customers
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity
  • Innovation
RELIABILITY
RELIABILITY
We are a reliable and sustainable partner, focusing on the long term
  • Compliance
  • Ecological awareness
  • Good Corporate Governance

 

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 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 labor as well as the abolition of child labor.
  • 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, involvement, and participation of each of us.

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

 

CERTIFICATIONS