Dachser bought the last 50 percent of its Hungarian joint ventures, "Liegl & Dachser Szállitmányozasi és Logisztikai Kft." (transport and storage of industrial goods and food products) and "Liegl & Dachser ASL Hungary Kft." (transport and storage of industrial goods and food products), on December 20, 2022. (air and sea freight).
During the purchase, the former co-owner, Engelbert Liegl, gave Roman Stolin his job as Regional Managing Director of South East Europe (Road Logistics). The 54-year-old Slovak was in charge of operational development at Dachser for the Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania country groups. But as a shareholder, Engelbert Liegl will still have a say in how the Dachser Slovakia and Dachser Romania joint ventures grow and change.
When it began in 1999, the Liegl & Dachser joint venture focused on moving and storing consumer and industrial goods. The Hungarian air and sea freight organization joined the group in 2006. Liegl & Dachser has also worked in food logistics since 2008.
"Engelbert Liegl and his team have shown a lot of entrepreneurial drive and passion for logistics. They have made our Hungarian country organization one of the market leaders in the country for moving and storing industrial goods and food products. And the location at Budapest Airport makes it easy to connect to markets in other parts of the world, says Alexander Tonn, COO of Road Logistics at Dachser. "Dachser Hungary is now a key part of our European groupage network. It is a central hub for goods in the middle of Europe that is overgrowing."
Dachser's European Logistics, Food Logistics, and Air & Sea Logistics business lines are all active in Hungary. The company has jobs for 394 people in seven different places. In 2021, the country organization brought in about EUR 120 million. @via Dachser.