Always on the move

The original Büssing is in a museum. Our way of thinking certainly is not.

Nagel-Group’s corporate history is not just a look into the past. Pioneering spirit, entrepreneurial courage, and personal responsibility still shape our corporate culture today and point the way to a successful future.

Kurt Nagel Senior:
The pioneer

Kurt Nagel:
The visionary

Milestones in the company’s history

22 May 1935

The brothers Kurt and Rudolf Nagel found the ‘Gebr. Nagel’ (Nagel Brothers) haulage company in Versmold, Westphalia, Germany. The young entrepreneurs’ first vehicle: a 10-tonne Büssing truck.



Kurt Nagel resumes business after the Second World War with just a single truck trailer.

1968 – 85

New branches are established throughout Germany. The company’s workforce numbers almost 2,000; the vehicle fleet comprises around 750 vehicles.

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The first foreign subsidiary is established in the Netherlands.

1993 – 2001

Nagel-Group continues to expand its network to Great Britain, Sweden, Italy, Austria, France, and Denmark with a number of takeovers and start-ups.

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2002 – 2004

Expansion into Eastern Europe with subsidiaries in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia.


The largest logistics facility at the Borgholzhausen site commissioned: Europe’s largest refrigerator!



Largest dry goods warehouse opened in Schönberg (Nagel LK Logistik) covering 40,000m2.


Entry into the frozen-food segment with the founding of Eurocool Nagel.


Market entry in Switzerland.


Nagel-Group brand established and promoted throughout Europe.


Nagel-Group strengthens its deep-frozen products expertise: takeover of MUK-Transthermos.

Nagel-Group TCW wustermark-0043


Nagel-Group is the first logistics company to be awarded the ZNU (Center for Sustainable Leadership) sustainability certificate.


Nagel-Group acquires all shares of TCW
Wustermark GmbH and TCG Glesien.