VCI and Dachser continue purchasing partnership

The German Chemical Industry Association (Verband der Chemischen Industrie VCI) and DACHSER Chem Logistics have extended their purchasing partnership in logistics by five years.
Johann-Peter Nickel, executive director at VCI, and Michael Kriegel, department head of DACHSER Chem Logistics, signed the agreement at Dachser’s head office in Kempten.
VCI and Dachser established their purchasing partnership for European groupage logistics in 2009.
As the chemical industry became more and more international, in 2015 the partnership was expanded to include air and sea freight transports.
With some 1,900 member companies employing a total of almost 550,000 people in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry and related economic sectors,VCI one of the Germany’s three largest industry associations.
“Dachser is a competent partner for our member companies, one that can handle their European logistics safely with uniform quality standards using its own network while also supplying the intercontinental markets from a single source,”
Nickel said.
Gisa Omlor, who is in charge of the purchasing partnership at VCI, added: “With some sensitive products and numerous special legal regulations, the chemical industry is very demanding, especially when it comes to logistics. Having a long-standing partner that has the requisite expertise and commitment as well as the ability to communicate with German SMEs as an equal provides crucial added value and a competitive edge.”