Including the new branch in the Ruhr district, the Militzer & Münch network now comprises 16 locations across Germany, thus covering the important logistics regions in the country. And there are plans for further growth.
Germany is one of the most important logistics markets worldwide, and was once again appointed top logistics location among 160 countries by the World Bank in 2018. This fact is also mirrored in the business development of Militzer & Münch. In 2017, Militzer & Münch generated above-average growth in the fields of air and sea freight as well as in road traffics.
This development also enables Militzer & Münch to further expand its network: at 16 branches, Militzer & Münch Germany now employs a staff of roughly 250 that take care of their customers’ needs. The service portfolio comprises project logistics, air and sea freight as well as the handling of road and rail shipments and transports along the New Silk Road. In all these fields, there is potential for growth.
A strong location in the Ruhr district
This spring, Militzer & Münch expanded its network in Germany by opening a new location in North Rhine-Westphalian Sprockhövel near Wuppertal, where Militzer & Münch offers international logistics services mainly to customers from the Ruhr district.
The Militzer & Münch team in Germany already has interesting large orders. “To give an example: For an internationally operating do-it-yourself chain, we supply their branches in Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia”, says Tom Rosman, Managing Director M&M Militzer & Münch GmbH. “And for a leading technology corporation, we handle rail freight services between China and Germany”, adds Marc Pinheiro, Managing Director M&M air sea cargo GmbH.
Two companies – one goal
The two operational German Militzer & Münch units, M&M Militzer & Münch GmbH and M&M air sea cargo GmbH, both under the umbrella of M&M Militzer & Münch Deutsche Holding GmbH, work in close cooperation.
“Together, we are expanding the service portfolio for our customers in Germany, and we aim to continue growing”, says Tom Rosman. “With the introduction of a new CRM (customer relationship management) system, our activities have become more transparent and can be more easily coordinated.” Currently, Militzer & Münch Germany mainly serves the following sectors: consumer goods, industrial commodities, technical engineering, and automotive.
Plans are also to continue expanding the traffics to and from Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Turkey and Russia in the course of this year. To achieve this, the team in Germany cooperates closely with colleagues from the other country units of the Militzer & Münch Group handling, among others, extensive logistics projects.
Germany is “Logistics Champion”
- For the third time in a row, Germany was selected top logistics location among 160 countries by the World Bank (2014, 2016, and 2018).
- Decisive criterion is the Logistics Performance Index, LPI. Here, on a scale from 1 to 5, Germany reaches 4.2 points.
- There are six factors that are evaluated for the LPI: customs clearance, infrastructure, service quality, the price of international shipments, the possibility for tracking shipments, as well as the frequency of goods reaching their destination on time.
- Germany is especially strong in terms of infrastructure, where the country again tops the list.
- Rank 2 among the top logistics locations is held by Sweden, with Belgium being third.