DTL and Logwin agree close cooperation in transport network

Customers benefit from optimised elapse times and good geographical coverage

Grevenmacher (Luxembourg) and Dieburg (Germany) – The logistics service provider Logwin and Deutsche Textil Logistik (DTL) with its owners Meyer & Meyer and Barth + Co. have concluded a long-term framework agreement concerning cooperation in the German transport network with immediate effect.

The cooperation is the response by DTL and Logwin to developments in the volumes of hanging garments transported, which have been falling for several years. Bundling volumes will provide customers with full geographical coverage with optimised elapse times, overall as well as especially in regions with poor infrastructure. Both parties will continue to operate independently in the markets that are relevant for them. Logwin and DTL will thus continue to maintain and develop their own customer relationships.

Through to the end of 2013, DTL will gradually increase the volumes of hanging and flat-packed garments, lifestyle products and fashion-related goods it feeds into Logwin’s network. The services will cover collecting, transhipping, long-distance transport and final distribution of all groups of goods. Logwin will create the logistic infrastructure and IT conditions required for the partnership in close consultation with DTL and will expand its German retail network accordingly.

“The collaboration between DTL and Logwin will ensure efficient and comprehensive distribution even of hanging garments over the long term,” explain the managing directors of DTL, Peter Barth and Rolf Meyer. “This cooperation will significantly consolidate the network of locations for the geographically comprehensive distribution of fashion and lifestyle products and systematically extend our previous retail network,” adds Berndt-Michael Winter, CEO of Logwin AG. Both partners are certain: “Our customers will welcome this development aimed at maintaining an efficient transport network.”

About DTL

DTL Deutsche Textil Logistik GmbH is a logistics company with cooperation partners in 14 countries throughout Europe. The company’s business focus is on the transport of hanging garments. Its range of services is supplemented by the transport of folded garments, bicycles, mattresses and furniture. Founding members and sole owners of DTL are Meyer & Meyer Holding GmbH & Co. KG in Osnabrück and Barth + Co. Spedition GmbH & Co. KG in Hallbergmoos. The 16 facilities and depots of DTL GmbH in Germany are managed by Meyer & Meyer, Barth + Co. and independent franchisees. The company's headquarters are in Dieburg.

Your contact at DTL:   
Cornelia Böckmann
Public Relations
Phone:  +49 541 9585-118
Fax:   +49 541 9585-7118

About Logwin AG

As an external partner, Logwin AG, Grevenmacher (Luxembourg), develops a comprehensive range of logistics and service solutions for trade and industry. In 2011, the group generated sales of 1.3 billion euros and currently employs more than 5,900 staff. Logwin operates in all main markets worldwide and has over 250 locations across all continents. With its two business segments Solutions (customer-focused contract logistics solutions) and Air + Ocean (global air and sea freight activities), Logwin AG is one of the leaders in the market. Logwin AG is listed in the Prime Standard of the Deutsche Börse. The majority shareholder is DELTON AG, Bad Homburg (Germany).

Your contact at Logwin:  
Dominique Simone Klopp
Public Relations
Phone:  +49 6021 343-3612
Fax:   +49 6021 343-3639

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