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We move Europe – Finsterwalder

Since its foundation in 1937, the owner-run Finsterwalder Group has developed into a modern and innovative, medium-sized provider of logistics services. Short response times and decision-making processes, high flexibility and a razor-sharp focus on customer needs are not just empty slogans – they define the way we work at Finsterwalder.

More than 1700 people give their best day in, day out at numerous locations at home and abroad, helping us to master the logistical challenges confronting our clients.

A large personal fleet of trucks and drivers as well as contracted vehicles in long-term use, a European-wide general cargo network, ample storage space, competent logistics management, excellent rail connections and a wide range of other logistics services are the key to our success.

History

The most important milestones in our history at a glance:

  1. Company founded by Eugen and Theresia Finsterwalder

  2. Move to new premises in Kaufbeuren

  3. Finsterwalder’s founder dies; his sons take over the running of the business

  4. The company name is changed to Finsterwalder Spedition und Güterkraftverkehr GmbH

  5. New branches are established in Halle and Merseburg following the acquisition of former state-owned motor traffic and chemical enterprises in East Germany

  6. Expansion of the existing office building in Kaufbeuren; development of national and international transportation planning

  7. New warehouse and logistics center opens in Mindelheim

  8. Logistics business is expanded with the first outsourcing project

  9. New subsidiary established for chemical logistics

  10. Two more subsidiaries are founded: MIL Mitteldeutsche Industrie-Logistik GmbH and MKL Mitteldeutsche Kunststoff-Logistik GmbH 

    Finsterwalder is granted membership of the CargoLine network

  11. Commercial activities previously shared between Schkopau and Merseburg are now concentrated in Halle

  12. Acquisition of a new site in Türkheim and construction of the “A96 Business Park”

  13. Finsterwalder is relocated to Türkheim; the company name is changed to Finsterwalder Transport & Logistik GmbH

  14. Railport opens in Halle

  15. The Finsterwalder fleet is expanded with 100 new long-distance trucks

  16. Acquisition of the Venlo (Netherlands) and Tartu (Estonia) branches from Penske Logistics Europe, including the existing workforce and fleets. Michael Finsterwalder joins the Finsterwalder Group, now in the third generation

  17. Finsterwalder moves from Marl to Gelsenkirchen as part of a capacity expansion strategy in the Ruhr District

  18. New logistics center opens in Halle with 20,000 square meters of floor space

  19. A company for leasing logistics personnel temporarily is set up at the Central German and Allgäu branches

  20. Floor space at the logistics center in Halle is doubled to 48,000 square meters Capacity in Southern Germany is increased with an extra 15,000 extra storage locations

  21. Acquisition of Logfillment GmbH & Co. KG, a fulfillment specialist in Southern Germany

Management

Klaus Finsterwalder, Managing Partner

Owner and Managing Partner of the Finsterwalder Group.

 

Michael Finsterwalder, General Manager 

General Manager of the Finsterwalder Group.

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