About Vos Logistics - Profile
 

Profile

Vos Logistics is an independent European logistics service provider, delivering a wide range of transport and customer- specific logistics services. The company has four core activities:

  • Cargo – consists of the transport of packed goods. Its operations comprises mainly of FTLs (Full Truck Loads), part loads and intermodal transport. The markets Vos Logistics serves include the automotive, consumer electronics, retail and construction industries.
  • Bulk – comprises mainly the transport of dry unpacked goods (both granulates and powders). The products include chemicals, foodstuffs, animal feed, starch, minerals, ADR and waste. In the chemical industry,
    Vos Logistics is a specialist in freight management, steering goods flows from a variety of production locations. In addition, Bulk provides handling, storage and packaging services as well as EFTCO tank cleaning activities.
  • Logistic Services – offers customer-specific logistics solutions: from forwarding, warehousing and value added services and distribution to full supply chain solutions in which Vos Logistics assumes the management of its customers’ goods flows in full or in part.
  • Fleet Services – offers efficient transport and distribution solutions to companies with their own dedicated vehicle fleets: analyses of transport needs, fleet financing, replacement and sale of used equipment, preventive maintenance, fuel optimisation, insurance, management of seasonal influences, recruitment, training and management of drivers and planning tools.
 
Profile in key numbers
 
International network
 
Logistic & Transport Solutions
Turnover 2015 (x 1,000 euro)
 
157,000
 
102,000     
FTEs involved*
 
1,320
 
710
Own operated  truck capacity
 
720
 
270
Warehouse (m2)           190,000    
EBIT   4,980   3,840     
*Including temporary employees   rounded numbers


With a network of 25 group-owned locations, Vos Logistics is active throughout Europe and in the bulk and volume transport markets ranks among the largest road hauliers in Europe. With 2,000 employees, it operates a modern fleet of 1,000 Euro 5, EEV and Euro 6 vehicles, 3,200 loading units and 190,000m2 of storage space.

The strength of the company lies in its combination of innovative skills in both transport and logistics, a highly developed European network, advanced transport management systems (e.g. Lovos) and a sharp focus on quality and service. These qualities are reflected in the high degree of customer satisfaction, particularly with prompt delivery times, low loss rates and value for money.


Quality
Vos Logistics is ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, GMP, SQAS and ADR certified. Vos Logistics also has AEO status for three locations and is an active participant in the Responsible Care (R) program, an initiative by the ECTA (European Chemical Transport Association). The company trains its employees at its own Vos Logistics Education Centre. The Mobile Quality Team, which monitors transport procedures and can be deployed throughout Europe, is also closely involved in driver training.


Integrated view on sustainability
Vos Logistics recognises the great importance of corporate sustainability. It is an integral part of Vos Logistics’ operations. In all its decisions the company takes account not only of commercial aspects but also of health, safety and environmental issues. Vos Logistics gives high priority to both safe, clean and efficient mobility and logistic solutions, such as an eco-efficient fleet, alternative fuel (LNG), Ecocombis, and operational excellence through multimodal transport, the optimisation of loading capacity and the reduction of empty mileages and CO2 emissions. Vos Logistics has laid down its ambitions for 2010-2015 in an action programme with concrete targets on CO2 reductions, multimodal solutions, staff welfare, safety and customer satisfaction. By means of quality management and Behaviour-Based-Safety, the company consistently applies and enforces strict standards, rules, codes and procedures in the field of safety and the environment.


Flexible operation
Vos Logistics' strategy is directed at retaining the company's strong position in the European transport and logistics market.
With its international organization based on the flexible and efficient operation of both its own vehicle fleet and external capacity, the company can respond effectively to the rapidly changing demand for international transport in terms of both volume and destinations