Weekly linehauls for temperature-controlled transport between Finland and Germany

Nagel-Group partners with DB Schenker • Wider terminal network in Europe • Coverage of all destinations through timed services


Vantaa/Versmold, July 13, 2021 – Nagel-Group and DB Schenker have joined forces in offering a wider distribution network for foodstuffs in Finland and Germany. Thanks to the new partnership agreement customers of both companies can reach their consignees in all destinations through timed services. Transport temperatures for temperature-controlled shipments are from +2 to +6o C for chilled goods, -18o C for frozen goods and from +15 to +25o C for goods stored in room temperature.

The partnership expands the terminal network of temperature-controlled goods in Germany and Finland, main hubs being Hamburg in Germany and Vantaa in Finland. DB Schenker will operate weekly temperature-controlled linehauls between the hubs and distribute direct and groupage shipments for Nagel-Group in Finland. Mutually, Nagel-Group will distribute groupage shipments for DB Schenker in Germany and other represented countries.

“In our core markets, we guarantee the highest quality of service with our own network, but in order to distribute goods throughout Europe, we rely on strong partners with the same quality standards. The cooperation strengthens our partner network for the European market in the Scandinavian region. From the northernmost point in Finland to the southernmost points in Europe, we can distribute goods within 72 hours. This benefits our customers and our partners, such as DB Schenker,” says Marcel Vogler, Executive Director Transport at the Nagel-Group.

Partnering with Nagel-Group is a natural expansion of DB Schenker’s temperature-controlled network. DB Schenker has similar agreements with STEF in Italy, France and Iberia. STEF and the Nagel-Group also work together in a close partnership.

“The launched cooperation will offer new possibilities for temperature-controlled import and export in road transport by means of full and part load shipments, groupage and distribution. We are seeing an increasing customer demand for international transportation of foodstuffs while batch sizes are getting smaller. With our new offer we can perfectly serve this demand. Now we can offer wider range of services to our customers both in Europe and Scandinavia”, says Petteri Nurmi, CEO of DB Schenker in Finland.

About DB Schenker

With around 74,200 employees at more than 2,100 locations in over 130 countries, DB Schenker is one of the world’s leading logistics providers. The company operates land, air, and ocean transportation services, and it also offers comprehensive solutions for logistics and global supply chain management from a single source.

About Nagel-Group

The Nagel-Group, headquartered in Versmold/East Westphalia, is a family-owned company operating throughout Europe and specialising in food logistics. The group employs more than 12,000 people at over 130 European locations. Every day, it transports around 100,000 food consignments of all sizes and temperature classes throughout Europe. This makes the unique network the leader in Germany and the leading provider of temperature-controlled logistics services in Europe.

Whether it’s frozen products, meat, dairy products, coffee or confectionery – day after day, the Nagel-Group helps ensure that consumers throughout Europe find the right goods at the right time and in the right quality at the point of sale on behalf of industry and trade. In this way, the Nagel-Group makes a significant contribution to the success of its customers. The range of services extends from procurement logistics, transport and distribution to warehousing, order picking and packaging, as well as value-added services such as display construction, labelling and customs clearance. Foodstuffs are moved in all temperature classes (from ambient to frozen). The entire range of shipment sizes also finds its way through the Nagel-Group’s European network: from parcels to general cargo, part loads and full loads to tanker loads. A secure and high-performance IT landscape rounds off the service.

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