Germany: Metro is now positioning itself as an independently operating logistics company
Metro Logistics, previously known as the group service provider of global discount wholesaler Metro AG, is now positioning itself as an independently operating logistics company. To this end, Metro Logistics is strategically realigning itself and, together with its previous services in procurement, distribution and contract logistics, now also offers a wide range of value-added services on the German logistics market.
9 multi-user logistic centers at 8 logistic locations ensure an optimal logistic network, which already serves companies from different branches.
"We are starting the market as a new logistics company, but with 25 years of logistics experience", says Armin Köller, CEO of METRO LOGISTICS. “So far, we have only appeared on the logistics market to a limited extent as a provider, as we were busy with the central warehouse functions that we carry out for METRO and Real. The sale of Real was the starting signal for us to offer our service portfolio and our know-how outside of the group. For the retail companies and markets of the METRO Group, we have set up a logistics network that optimally serves the highly dynamic and complex processes in retail logistics - and that we now want to make available to other industries and customers, ”continued Köller.
Metro Logistics continues to be responsible for the German warehouse business as well as METRO's distribution transport and controls procurement logistics in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. “As an independent logistics company, we are currently establishing new skills in the areas of sales, marketing, tender management and IT. We are ideally positioned to integrate new customers. We are already active in both contract and procurement logistics for new customers from various industries and were able to integrate them flexibly and quickly into our portfolio. We are convinced that we can offer customers from a wide variety of industries real added value for their logistics with our consulting expertise, our logistics services and value added services, as well as our geo-optimal network of locations, ”says Thorsten Sega, Chief Operating Officer of METRO LOGISTICS