Above all, there are three figures that confirm that the strategic orientation of Schachinger Logistik Holding GmbH has been crowned with success: Consolidated sales grew by five percent to Euro 148 million in the past financial year (April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018) (without equity investment). At the same time, this record sales yielded the best result in almost 80 years of company history. EBIT more than doubled compared to the previous year and stands at over four million euros. The equity ratio has also grown significantly. It rose from ten last to over 15 percent. Thus, the company has finally left the crisis year 2015/2016 behind. Since Schachinger Logistik has also made a good start to the current financial year, management expects to be able to maintain – or even improve – sales and EBT levels. Schachinger intends to significantly expand its leading position in industry logistics. For this purpose, one would enter into strategic partnerships and increasingly focus on growth in other European markets.
Stabilization, alliances and growth as a goal
Building on the successful stabilization of the company’s development and further improvements in quality, the company is now increasingly focusing on growth, CEO Rainer Sandow points out the direction. “In doing so, we are responding to clear signals from the market,” says Sandow. “In many customer discussions there were very concrete recommendations to accelerate our growth process through strategic alliances.” The management of the holding company sees it as one of their important tasks in the near future to shape these alliances.
Together, we will significantly expand our leading position in industry logistics and take it to a new level, “explains Sandow. The Schachinger CEO will also expand its internationalization. New target markets in food and pharmaceutical logistics are above all the neighboring European countries. “We want to support our regular customers there and score points with our industry expertise with new customers.” Sandow and Overkamp from the advisory board and the shareholders have unlimited support for this new strategic direction. Of course, it is just as important for the management that this course is supported by the employees, emphasize Sandow and Overkamp.