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.
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.
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.
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.
Start of Arthur Ziegler at the company to increase development and encourage its expansion on the international stage.
In addition to sea and road transport, the company launches its first air traffic and its first groupage sea transport.
First sites in France via take-overs of various companies.
Named the official forwarder for the Brussels World’s Fair, the company takes advantage of this opportunity to expand its international activity.
BLG company of Switzerland taken over by the ZIEGLER Group.
Founding of Ziegler GmbH in Germany.
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.
ZIEGLER becomes market leader in Belgium.
Purchase of the Steffes company in the Netherlands.
First expansion outside Europe with a site in Morocco.
Takeover of Anglo Overseas in the UK – the beginning of Ziegler UK’s successful journey.
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.
Ziegler expands to Luxembourg.
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.
First of a long series of other certifications that will follow over the years.
Ziegler establishes itself in Ireland through Ziegler Logistics.
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.
Ziegler launches in Polish market.
Founding of Ziegler Hellas in Greece.
Launch of Ziegler China and Hong Kong.
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.
Acquisition of of Lorrford Eurospan in London (Basildon) U.K.
110th anniversary of the group.
In the Ziegler Group, we pay great attention to effective quality management and clear ethical standards, which are actively supported by all our teams. Respect for ethical principles and the values associated with them is the best guarantee that our company will continue to a place of positive development into the future for us all.
This is why we have introduced the Code of Ethics, designed with respect for the diversity of cultures represented within our Group, which will apply to our entire Group throughout the world.
Respecting the principles set out by this policy is a priority for us all and the responsibility of every Ziegler Group employee.
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.
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.