Our story

1982

Founding of Pakke-Trans Amba

25 hauliers' founded Pakke-Trans in 1982, which was later bought by GLS Group. Many danes still remember the junmping cangaroo, that was the logo at the time.

1993

Pakke-Trans becomes a General Parcel partner

Just a year after the General Parcel-cooperation was started, Danish Pakke-Trans becomes a General Parcel partner. It now got an international network of distribution partners.

1999

GLS is founded

Royal Mail buys up General Parcel and founds General Logistics Systems B.V. (GLS).

2000

GLS comes to Denmark

Pakke-Trans becomes a part of GLS Group, keeping its headquarters in Denmark. This is also where our story of GLS Express starts: GLS Denmark buys stocks in the company Stafetten A/S, and can now offer our customers express-services.

2002

Unified branding

Time has come for everyone to get to know GLS across borders. Startin in October, GLS signals being a large European company with strong national roots.

2006

Stafetten becomes GLS Express

After buying the rest of the shares in Stafetten in 2005, Stafetten changes its name to GLS Express in 2006.

2013

Europes biggest depot

GLS Denmark builds Europes biggest GLS-depot in Copenhagen. The new building also handles Express-shipments.

2017

GLS becomes EcoVadis-certified

We get our sustainability-adminstration system evaluated for the first time and recieve a bronze-status in the independant EcoVadis-certification program.