The Gefco group, a global player in industrial logistics business and European industry leader in the automotive logistics segment, generated a turnover of EUR 4.2 billion in 2015, employing 12,000 persons. This equals a 3 percent-rise compared with 2014. EBITDA of EUR 131 million was 18 percent below last year’s level. Lower oil prices, the economic crisis, fiercly affecting countries like Russia and Brazil, and difficulties automotive manufacturers were facing in Latin America and Russia, were the main reasons for this decline.
Luc Nadal, CEO Gefco said: “Our enterprise achieved good results in 2015, in an insecure global economic context, and had been able to consolidate its position as a global provider of logistics solutions.
The group expanded its international presence, as well as its customer portfolio and the freight transport offer. I believe the group’s results are a clear evidence for the trust our customers have into our services.“
The 2015 highlights included successfully developed and implemented multimodal transport solutions for Schneider Electric in Europe and the Balkans, for Alstom Transport between France and Kazakhstan, as well as ESKA Graphic Board, a Dutch producer and exporter of high-quality graphic cardboard.
At the same time Gefco was able to successfully expand its 4PL operations as a logistics integrator. In addition to the 2012 agreement with General Motors, the group has added another agreement to its portfolio in 2015 – with Ferronordic Machines, which covers the multimodal transport of heavy and oversized machines for Volvo Construction Equipment throughout Russia.
With an intercontinental network of 300 locations, Gefco provides seamless and tailored solutions to support the international development of its customers. 2015 was dedicated to the development of the international network, supported by four new subsidiaries in Serbia, Greece, Vietnam and South Korea.
In October 2015, the group acquired IJS Global, a Dutch transport service provider. With offices in 16 countries and operational centres in the UK, the Netherlands, Australia, China, Southeast Asia and the US, the company has strengthened the presence and the offer of Gefco in two main geographical areas of the freight division – in China and Southeast Asia, and in the US. With this geographic expansion, the group is now available to the industrial customers on all five continents.