Market insight: Where will the steady gaze of Geodis become fixed next?

France’s Geodis traditionally attracts all sorts of M&A rumours, with its management team often coming up lately in private conversations that always end with “so then who is its next acquisition target?”
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The French logistics behemoth, part of state-owned national rail company SNCF, is adamant that chasing inorganic growth is the way forward, but the silver bullet could be a different shareholding structure before M&A opportunities are pursed.
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GEODIS appoints a global head of E-Commerce

Ashwani Nath

GEODIS announces the creation of a global position for e-commerce with the appointment of Ashwani Nath as Vice-President & Global Head of e-channel solutions. Reporting to Philippe de Carné, Group CCO, Ashwani Nath will be responsible for building and promoting end-to-end e-commerce omni-channel solutions, gathering all existing physical & digital expertise in the company.

By creating this position, the Group intends to strengthen its position in the booming e-commerce logistics...

Antje Lochmann is new MD of Geodis freight forwarding in Germany

Geodis has appointed Antje Lochmann managing director of its freight forwarding activities in Germany.
Ms Lochmann joined the company in 2011 from TFG Transfracht, and had previously worked for Hellman Worldwide Logistics.
During her tenure at Geodis, she has served as manager of business development, team leader for inside sales and director of national sales and marketing.
CEO for north, east and central Europe Thomas Kraus said: “Antje Lochmann knows the market, the freight forwarding...

GEODIS awarded “2018 Logistics Player of the Year” in Italy

(l-r) Pietro Lucio Canova, GEODIS and Dario Da Pra, GEODIS with Luigi Terzi from Assologistica

The Group took home the prestigious annual prize rewarding Italian companies that stand out for innovative approaches and solutions.

With the project “Aero roll-cages conveyor system,” GEODIS in Italy has been named “2018 Logistics Player of the Year” in the Innovation category. The well-known award, organized by Assologistica in cooperation with the magazine Euromerci and the association Assologistica...

GEODIS reduces the carbon footprint

GEODIS reduces the carbon footprint of road freight between Germany and Spain

Since February of this year, GEODIS has been running a new rail-road line for freight transport between Hendaye (French-Spanish border) and Metz (French-German border). Since this summer, five to six trains per week have been using this route. Combined with a local “door-to-door” service, this alternative offering reduces congestion on European roads as well as the carbon footprint of freight on this corridor.

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Geodis still on the hunt for a major acquisition, but not in France, says CEO

Amid all this forwarder M&A news of Ceva and Damco, comes confirmation that Geodis is still in the running for a big acquisition – but Ceva is still off the table.
The French media reports today that Geodis is looking for a company with an annual turnover of between €1.5bn and €2bn, which would give Geodis a stronger presence in Germany and the Netherlands.
CEO Marie-Christine Lombard said Europe must eventually become “our second …

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