The Choose France summit, an event that showcases the investment opportunities and economic potential of France, recently brought together industry leaders, government officials, and prominent businesses from around the world. Ziegler Group was among the distinguished invitees. Our participation in the summit was a testament to our enduring partnership with France and positive outlook for the future.
Choosing France since 1946
We take pride in our long-standing relationship with France, a country that has played a significant role in the company’s success. Since 1946, when Ziegler launched our very first branches in France, we have recognized the potential and opportunities that France offers. Over the last 77 years, Ziegler France has established dozens of additional branches in various corners of the country, demonstrating our commitment to serving both French and international businesses while contributing to the local economy.
Participation at the Choose France Summit
The Choose France Summit was an excellent platform for us to showcase our commitment to the country, explore new business and development opportunities, and engage in relevant discussions. We were particularly interested in the panel discussions and lectures on various aspects of sustainable French business development, like “Powering the future: France’s Low-Carbon Strategy, from Energy Production to Industrial Competitiveness.” These discussions offered valuable insights into the innovative solutions and strategies required to drive sustainable growth in the French business landscape.
We would like to express our thanks to President Emmanuel Macron for extending this invitation to our company. We appreciate the excellent organization of the event, which provided a conducive environment for fruitful networking, knowledge sharing, and collaboration. We would also like to congratulate the organisers on the resounding success of the summit, as it truly highlighted the potential of France as an investment destination and a driver of sustainable development.
We remain optimistic about the prospects and opportunities that doing business in France offers, and look forward to continuing our successful partnership with the country for many years to come.
Following the recent acquisition of a new branch in Southampton earlier this week, Ziegler UK are delighted to announce another exciting expansion with the brand new opening of Ziegler Glasgow in Scotland.
This venture, across the border not only brings exciting new opportunities for local and nationwide businesses, it also signifies a milestone moment with a Ziegler presence in England, Wales and Scotland for the first time.
The new branch will be headed up by newly appointed Branch Manager Scott Stewart. Having been in the road freight industry for nearly 20 years, Scott started off in the warehouse as an 18 year old, working in many different departments whilst gaining knowledge and expertise over that period to the present day.
The new office is situated perfectly within a short drive of both major cities; Glasgow and Edinburgh and will be facilitating mainly road freight. The new location means Ziegler now have a groundbreaking Scottish presence, adding new lanes in the company’s ever growing successful expansion, always aiming to achieve our common goal of building a truly exceptional and world class organisation.
Ziegler UK are delighted to announce the latest exciting development as part of the Ziegler Group’s evolution with the acquisition of Comac Freight Services based in Southampton, a reputed company in our industry who specialise primarily in Ocean Freight achieving a turnover in 2021 of £8.5 million and £6 million in 2022.
We are delighted to welcome our new colleagues from Comac Freight Services into our group and we have high hopes for the future prospects of this business.
Comac will continue to trade under the name Comac Freight Services for the coming months with the intention to fully integrate this business into Ziegler UK Ltd in the near future where it will be known as Ziegler Southampton.
The previous owners of Comac Freight Services – Philip Copland & Julie MacGregor will remain with the business and Phil will assume the role of Branch Manager reporting Directly to Andy Burnham – Ocean Freight Director.
This acquisition is a significant milestone for our organization as it represents a strategic move to further expand our reach in the Ocean Freight market in a key UK port location of Southampton, and further strengthens our position as a leading player in the industry. The addition of Comac Freight Services to our portfolio brings immense opportunities for further growth for the UK business.
With this acquisition, we intend to work even harder towards achieving our common goal of building a truly exceptional and world-class organisation.
We welcome our new colleagues into our company and look forward to a bright future for our Ziegler Southampton branch.
As the season shifts from winter to spring, it serves as a visible reminder of the importance of embracing change and welcoming new possibilities. We extend our heartfelt thanks to you for your unwavering loyalty and support as we venture into the future together.
With Easter just around the corner, we would like to take a moment to express our appreciation for your continued commitment and confidence in us.
As the weather warms and nature flourishes, we are reminded of the potential that lies ahead. We wish you a prosperous and inspiring new season filled with exciting opportunities and personal growth. May this time bring you new energy, ignite your creativity, and inspire you both personally and professionally.
It was March 15, 1908, when Arthur Joseph Ziegler founded Ziegler Group and began a transport business using horses and carriages. The following years brought new challenges and opportunities. Ziegler successfully navigated that transition and continued to thrive in the new paradigms, adapting and growing over the decades to achieve today the stature of one of the European leaders in supply chain. That growth was only possible because we fully embraced several core values that have been perpetuated generation after generation in our company.
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As we celebrate our 115th anniversary today, we attribute our evolution to combining our global footprint and logistics expertise with a personal touch that makes every customer feel valued.
We understand that one size does not fit all when it comes to transport and logistics solutions. We work closely with our customers to understand their unique needs and tailor our solutions to meet their specific requirements.
We dare to set a higher benchmark for the industry in the areas of innovation and sustainability.
Sustainable development is a top priority for us because we truly believe in our ability to impact the world for the better, and combining sustainability and innovation is essential for us.
We are and always will invest in emerging technologies as a trendsetter and an example of the best practices in sustainable and cutting edge logistics technology.
As we celebrate our 115th anniversary, we are looking to where we are going, as well as reflecting on where we’ve come from. Transport and logistics have a huge impact on the world, and we are determined to continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in our industry, while ensuring that these efforts have a lasting positive impact on the world.
We are thrilled to announce the opening of Ziegler Group USA. This development represents a major milestone in our company’s growth and demonstrates our commitment to serving our customers worldwide in their trade with the world’s biggest economy.
With this latest addition, Ziegler Group now has branch offices on 4 continents, providing us with an even greater reach and allowing us to better serve our customers around the world. We are confident that this new venture in the USA will unlock exciting new opportunities for both Ziegler Group and our valued customers.
At Ziegler Group, we are always striving to enhance our services and provide our customers with the best possible experience. This expansion to the USA is a testament to our commitment to continued growth and our goal of being the best in the industry.
We can’t wait to see what the future holds for Ziegler Group in the USA and beyond, and we look forward to working with our customers in this exciting new location.
We are thrilled to announce that Ziegler Morocco has been awarded the prestigious Authorized Economic Operator (Security and Safety) certificate! This achievement marks a major milestone for our company and solidifies our position as a trusted and reliable partner in the Moroccan marketplace.
It really was a long process first to achieve OEA class A (very good rating by the Moroccan customs). So we are thrilled to have now achieved OEA SS which is the highest certification and shows the highest level of trust from Moroccan customs.
As one of the very few Moroccan companies to receive this distinction, we are now in the elite class of trusted companies that are authorized to operate outside of normal customs hours, issue our own transit documents, and transfer full trucks with reduced customs checks. This level of trust and flexibility allows us to provide our clients with efficient and seamless logistics services, ensuring that their goods reach their final destinations on time and with the highest level of security.
This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, who have worked tirelessly to meet the strict standards set by Moroccan customs. We are proud to be recognized as a leader in our industry, and we are committed to maintaining the high level of service and security that our clients have come to expect from us.
We are excited to continue our growth and success in the Moroccan marketplace, and we look forward to continuing to serve our clients with the highest level of professionalism and excellence. Thank you for your continued support, and here’s to many more great things to come!
Ziegler Group understands supply chain challenges more than most.
Filled with excitement, we are looking forward to receiving the first autonomous delivery vehicles that we ordered last year so that we can begin testing them in conjunction with various research institutes and government bodies in Europe.
However, we will need to be patient since our rollout of autonomous delivery vehicles for Europe is somewhat delayed due to supply chain issues for the vehicle manufacturer in the USA.
Udelv – the maker of the Transporter autonomous delivery vehicle Ziegler has ordered – is pioneering cutting-edge solutions for autonomous last-mile delivery, and they are working through the issues caused by economic issues that are causing these unavoidable delays.
There are still some steps to be done before testing can even begin. So Ziegler Group is hard at work setting up the conditions, research and partnerships that must be in place to bring this game-changing technology to Europe. We will use this time to prepare the ground even better.
We are looking forward to the arrival of Ziegler’s first Autonomous Delivery Vehicles. And as we embrace this unfolding revolution in last-mile delivery, we are not losing sight of our goals – bring our customers more convenience while simultaneously boosting sustainability and quality of life in cities around Europe.
On January 11, 2023, a gala organized by Trends Tendances took place at Brussels Expo, marking the finale of the Manager of the Year 2022 competition. In attendence among more than 1,200 invited guests were the nominees for the title, as well as representatives from the Belgian government and leading businesses.
We are delighted to announce that the prize for Manager of the Year 2022 by Trends Tendances was awarded to Diane Govaerts, CEO of Ziegler by the Belgian Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo.
“I am honoured that we have won the Manager of the Year 2022 award by Trends Tendances, and also happy that Ziegler Group’s commitment to sustainable development and the expansion of cutting-edge technologies has been recognised by such a distinguished panel. Thank you to everyone who has supported my leadership and contributed to our mutual success. This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, and I am proud to lead such a talented and driven group of professionals. Here’s to continuing to work together and reaching even greater achievements,” Diane said.
We would like to also express our congratulations to Rika Coppens, the winner of the parallel Flemish edition of the Trends Manager of the Year 2022 competition.
The Manager of the Year contest is a highly prestigious award with more than 35 years of tradition, and we are honored that Diane Govaerts has been recognized in this way for her outstanding leadership and management skills, as well as the opportunity to put the spotlight on an often overlooked but truly essential and innovative sector – transport and logistics.
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Chinese New Year is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar and is the most important festival in China.
In 2023, the first day of the Chinese New Year (the year of the Rabbit) will fall on Sunday, January 22nd.
Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally last 16 days, starting from Chinese New Year’s Eve through to the Lantern Festival. The first 7 days, from January 21st to January 27th are a public holiday, which can result in a disruption of supply chain flows between China and Europe.
However, with Ziegler Group’s own branches in China and Hong Kong, we are able to secure the supply chain for our customers even during this holiday period.
Ziegler’s offices in China and Hong Kong will be on-call to take over each other’s duties to keep the movement of goods flowing as smoothly as possible for our customers.
For more detailed information, please get in touch with your Ziegler representative.