Euro Craft, Europe’s leading purchase group for construction and industry with more than 2,250 associated retailers across Europe, has chosen Dachser as its preferred logistics partner. Through its global DACHSER DIY-Logistics industry solution, the logistics provider offers over 20 years of expertise in handling the particular logistics requirements of specialist retailers, DIY stores, and garden centres.
Every year, Dachser transports around 5 million DIY shipments, delivering to 18,000 DIY outlets across Europe every day within strictly defined time slots. This reduces loading bay traffic and optimizes the flow of goods. “Manufacturers can rest assured that supplier performance is of uniformly high quality for their retail customers across Europe. In this way, we can make it much easier for Euro Craft suppliers and partners to enter markets in new countries,” explains Jens Wollmann, Department Head DACHSER DIY-Logistics. Euro Craft General Manager Peer de Lange appreciates this: “Gaining Dachser as our European logistics partner is a key strategic step, one that offers our partners tremendous synergy effects. With Dachser, we have a trusted partner at our side that provides top quality, reliability, and a close-knit European network. We very much look forward to our collaboration.”
Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Paris, the Euro Craft purchase cooperation currently has a network comprising six European partners, each of which is the top purchasing group in its domestic market for construction and industry. With over 2,250 associated retailers and more than 4,100 locations in over 25 countries, the total trade value for all partner companies is
around EUR 8.5 billion. Euro Craft’s mission is to pool its interests, suppliers, services, and logistics to create cost advantages and to make the best use of purchasing synergy effects. This approach is designed to improve market conditions and growth opportunities for each member company.
In creating DACHSER DIY-Logistics, Dachser has established a specialized industry solution that is precisely tailored to the requirements of the DIY and garden industry. The logistics provider achieves this by combining the standardized core services from the groupage network—transport, warehousing, value-added services, and integrated IT solutions—with custom service elements for the DIY industry. In the DACHSER DIY-Logistics Pipeline, goods flow as needed from the supplier to the point of sale and, if necessary, back again on an ongoing basis, thus ensuring that stores have all products in stock at all times. In addition, Dachser also delivers DIY and garden goods directly to end customers, which in turn helps its customers to implement omnichannel sales concepts. Dachser’s European branches are providing a central team of sector experts to consult for manufacturers and retailers.ű