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 Ed. 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.
Opening of the first two offices in France in 1946 in Bordeaux and Beaune, directly linked to the historical activity dedicated to wines.
Named the official forwarder for the Brussels World’s Fair, the company takes advantage of this opportunity to expand its international activity.
Ziegler establishes itself in Switzerland, home of the Ziegler family, through the takeover of the Swiss company BLG.
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.
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 ZIEGLER Logistics.
U.K. : acquisition of Phoenix Freight International Ltd in London (Basildon).
AEO certification for all ZIEGLER FRANCE sites.
Acquisition of Lorrford Eurospan in London (Basildon) U.K.
110th anniversary of the Group.
The launch of the “Ziegler. Now even greener” programme.