For the first time the two companies enter together the logistics market for individuals from and to Bulgaria
The Bulgarian transport and logistics company Transpress and one of Europe’s leading logistics companies – DACHSER, are expanding their cooperation by entering for the first time together the shipments market for individuals. Thus far, their mutual operations have been focused entirely on businesses customers, but the strategy has been revised after the changes in the economic environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the dynamic development of e-commerce and the necessity of working from home. Thus, in January the two companies started the trial period in offering delivery services from companies in Europe to individuals in Bulgaria and from Bulgarian companies to individuals in Europe. Based on the good achievements and high customer demand the official launch of the project in the network is planned for June 2021.
"The changed situation has encouraged us to be flexible and to offer new workable solutions that may help establish a successful relationship between businesses and people. We believe we can be especially useful in the niche B2C market of larger shipments, such as furniture and sports equipment”, explains Veselin Stoyanov, founder and manager of Transpress.
Preliminary research and analysis show that the market fails to provide adequate services in the segment of larger than standard courier shipments over 31.5 kg to individuals. By combining the capacity and expertise of DACHSER and Transpress, users can now get better terms of service, faster delivery as well as additional options, such as delivery above ground level.
"We believe that we offer a long-awaited adequate solution, providing people with convenient and fast service and at the same time helping businesses grow successfully in the age of online shopping," said Veselin Stoyanov. Deliveries for individuals is another step in the development of the successful cooperation between DACHSER and Transpress, which started in 2008. Transpress manages DACHSER’s operations in Bulgaria as well as in Macedonia, Albania, and Kosovo. With an average annual turnover growth of 15% in DACHSER’s network, the Bulgarian company is one of the fastest growing partners of the logistics leader.
"Our cooperation with DACHSER is essential to us not only because it allows us to operate in a network of 400 points worldwide, but also because it gives us access to strategic logistics hubs, making our delivery times often unrivaled even in lockdown conditions. It is extremely valuable for us to have the great example given by a partner with considerable experience and know-how, with whom we share similar values and customer service quality standards”, said Veselin Stoyanov, founder and manager of Transpress.
According to him, the partnership with DACHSER is one of the key factors for Transpress’ success in the pallet deliveries segment in our country, where the company has proved itself as a pivotal leader in the last year. In addition to the development of the product portfolio and the entry into the market for individuals, starting from 2021 the geographical coverage of transport services jointly offered by DACHSER and Transpress will be expanding. Thus, now customers in our country can count on fast deliveries to new destinations, such as Belarus and Ukraine, for example. Regular deliveries to the Baltic region and Scandinavia, where the two companies have together established themselves as a market leader, continue to be maintained.
DACHSER is one of Europe's leading logistics service providers. With EUR 5.6 billion in revenue and over 30,000 employees worldwide, DACHSER is one of Germany's 50 largest family-owned enterprises. It includes both divisions – DACHSER Road Logistics and DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics.
DACHSER operates a network of 393 sites worldwide ensuring close to 80 million shipments of 41 million tonnes.
Transpress is a leading Bulgarian transport and logistics company with over 27 years of experience. It has a team of 700 employees, a vehicle fleet of over 250 cars, 12 logistics centers in Bulgaria, and thanks to its partnership with the international logistics giant DACHSER it operates in a network of 400 locations throughout Europe. Transpress transports over one million shipments per year and provides a full range of transport and logistics services. It holds a leading position in the pallet shipments market in Bulgaria, and under the brand of Green Courier it provides courier services for businesses and people with care for the environment.