50 years of Dörrenhaus - from Velbert to overseas
We take care of all your logistics requirements from A to Z.
In 2021, the forwarding company Dörrenhaus celebrates its 50th anniversary. The enterprise was founded by Gerd Dörrenhaus as an international truck forwarding company in 1971. During the first years, part and complete charters in Europe were organized. Italy, France, and Benelux were the main markets in those days. Quickly the first permanent employees followed, and the first small warehouse was occupied. At the end of the seventies, the company relocated to Siemensstraße, at the site of today’s head office. The first warehouse section and the first trucks for local goods traffic were obtained. The second warehouse section started operation in 1990. At that time, the forwarder Dörrenhaus possessed storage areas of 2,700 sqm, and truck shipments across Europe were still the core business. In 1999, Lars Dörrenhaus took over the company. At that point in time, the business had already extended in the direction of sea freight and air freight. The main markets first consisted in the import from China and later from all over Asia. The boom of these shipping routes very quickly entailed logistical challenges and end-to-end solutions for entire supply chains. Our company has grown annually and we have been able to offer our customers more and more services. To keep up with the growth, the staff of the Sea Freight Department moved into a new office in Industriestraße, opposite the head office of the forwarding company Dörrenhaus, in 2016.
In order to further expand our air freight activities, we took over our long-term partner at Cologne airport in 2018. Today Dörrenhaus Cologne is handling the entire airfreight business of the Group.
In January 2021, an additional warehouse with 5,000 qm located near our headquarter, could be occupied.
Followed by that in autumn 2021, together with our partner Neele Vat, Dörrenhaus opened its first own locations in Hong Kong and China under the name of NVD ASIA. Meanwhile, 8 offices in China and Hong have been opening the doors and just recently further offices in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam have been opened. A total of almost 200 employees now work for the group in Asia.
Since February 1st of 2023, Spedition Dörrenhaus also own office and storage space in Hamburg. For this purpose, Dörrenhaus GmbH took over all activities and all 17 employees of TBN Logistik & Trade GmbH, a long-standing partner, in Hamburg. In Hamburg, 17 new employees are now working for the Dörrenhaus Group.
In total, Dörrenhaus now has 5 locations in Germany and a storage area of 12,000Quadratmetern.
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