After more than 17 years at the helm, Nick Lowe is taking early retirement from Dachser at the end of September to pursue other interests. His successor, Mark Rollinson, who has formerly held senior Director positions at Schenker and Allport Cargo Services, began a three month induction and hand-over process on the 2nd July.
‘I’m delighted to be joining Dachser at this time, having witnessed from an external viewpoint the organisation’s successful development and growth in the UK over many years’, explains Mark. ‘I do see an enormous potential for further growth and the introduction and implementation of an ever wider range of logistics services in the future’.
Nick is very happy to have overseen the expansion of Dachser’s UK business since 2001. ‘Dachser’s culture and values, the strength and quality of our network and a loyal and hard-working team here in the UK have all combined to drive our success’, he says. ‘Despite some challenging external economic conditions from time to time, we have continually increased our market share and delivered some great solutions for our customers.’
Dachser UK increased its annual sales turnover in 2017 by over 15% to £ 76 M, experiencing strong growth in particular in European road freight, contract logistics and value-added-services.
Mark and Nick agree that Brexit, whilst initially having the possibility of creating short-term supply chain disruption depending on what evolves over the next few months, will also present new horizons and opportunities that a company such as Dachser is well-positioned to embrace.
Mark Rollinson sums up Dachser’s outlook for the future. ‘Irrespective of the prevailing trade, economic and political contexts we may be faced with, we will continue to support and add value to our customers’ supply chains. At the same time, we will maintain the high levels of service reliability and quality that our customers have come to expect.