Our history | Ziegler
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.

1908
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.

1919
1943

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

1943
1946

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

1946
1946

Opening of the first two offices in France in 1946 in Bordeaux and Beaune, directly linked to the historical activity dedicated to wines.

1946
1958

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

1958
1960

Ziegler establishes itself in Switzerland, home of the Ziegler family, through the takeover of the Swiss company BLG.

1960
1967

Founding of Ziegler GmbH in Germany.

1967
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.

1978
1980

ZIEGLER becomes market leader in Belgium.

1980
1981

Purchase of the Steffes company in the Netherlands.

1981
1986

First expansion outside Europe with a site in Morocco.

1986
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.

1990
1991

Ziegler expands to Luxembourg.

1991
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.

1994
2002

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

 

Ziegler establishes itself in Ireland through Ziegler Logistics.

2002
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.

2003
2009

Ziegler launches in Polish market.

2009
2010

Founding of Ziegler Hellas in Greece.

2010
2011

Launch of Ziegler China and Hong Kong.

2011
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 ZIEGLER Logistics.

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

AEO certification for all ZIEGLER FRANCE sites.

2015
2018

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

 

110th anniversary of the Group.

2018
2021

The launch of the “Ziegler. Now even greener” programme.

2021