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GLS Group announces commitment to set science-based targets in line with the Science Based Targets initiative

With this commitment, GLS continues its long-term dedication to environmental protection and reducing its carbon footprint.

Dr. Karl Pfaff, CEO of GLS Group

Dr. Karl Pfaff appointed CEO of GLS Group

Dr. Karl Pfaff will be appointed as GLS Group CEO effective October 01, 2023. He will take over from Martin Seidenberg, who has been appointed as Group CEO of IDS plc in August 2023. With the succession of Dr. Pfaff GLS continues to build on GLS experienced leadership.

Martin Seidenberg, CEO of GLS Group

Martin Seidenberg appointed CEO of International Distributions Services plc.

International Distributions Services plc (IDS) today announces the appointment of Martin Seidenberg as Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IDS.

Altimax Courier

GLS strengthens its footprint in North America with the acquisition of Altimax Courier

GLS, a leading parcel provider, announces the acquisition of Altimax Courier, a prominent air and ground service provider in Canada. This strategic move aligns with GLS' commitment to expanding its footprint and enhancing its position in the Canadian market.


GLS Italy strengthens its 2C offering by acquiring one of Italy’s largest parcel shop networks

GLS, a leading parcel service provider, announces the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of ProntoPacco, one of Italy’s largest parcel shop networks with over 6,000 pick-up and drop-off points. The acquisition is part of GLS' strategy, which is focused on providing a distinctive experience and high-quality in the last mile.


GLS Announces Expansion into Serbia

GLS, a leading parcel service provider, announces its expansion into Serbia. The move is part of the company’s goal to further expand its footprint and strengthens its position in Eastern Europe.

GLS International Brand Campaign

GLS launches its international brand campaign

GLS starts rolling out an international brand campaign. After last year’s brand refresh, GLS aims to set the next step in building its brand. With the campaign, GLS demonstrates one of its most important characteristics: its personal approach towards parcel delivery.

International ShopDeliveryService

GLS launches new International ShopDeliveryService to extend its cross-border service portfolio

Its new International ShopDeliveryService for shipments to 15 countries across Europe, with more serviced nations to follow. A European-wide service enabling customers to have their international parcels delivered to a pick-up location of their choice. GLS’ International ShopDeliveryService gives receivers the flexibility to pick up their order when it is most convenient and at a location that best suits their personal wishes.


GLS acquires French tech logistics start-up Tousfacteurs

GLS has signed the acquisition of French tech logistics company Tousfacteurs. The Paris-based last-mile delivery start-up, founded in 2015, specialises in developing digital and sustainable solutions to support its e-commerce offering. The acquisition of Tousfacteurs will enable GLS to further optimise the last mile customer experience and to strengthen its sustainable delivery services.


GLS Group’s sustainability efforts rewarded with EcoVadis Gold Certificate

GLS Group’s environmental impact score of 80/100, particularly, puts the company among the 7% top-rated companies in the sector. This stand-out environmental score is the result of the company’s long-term environmental sustainability strategy.

The evolving success of the strategy is reflected in the fact that last year’s Silver rating from EcoVadis has been raised to Gold this year.


Meet some of the incredible women who work at GLS

At GLS, we enjoy celebrating International Women’s Day because we have some incredible women working at every level of our broad international network. This year, we’ve decided to talk with three of the women who keep our business moving: German Region Manager Melanie Menkhaus, Portuguese Website & Communication Strategy Manager Marta Calvinho and Slovakian Depot Manager Zuzana Magulová.


GLS Netherlands delivers all parcels CO2-neutral

GLS Netherlands has introduced climate-neutral shipping – for all parcels sent within the Netherlands and abroad. Beyond its measures to avoid and reduce CO2 emissions, the company focuses on full compensation through VCS or Gold Standard projects. After GLS Germany, GLS Netherlands is the second national company within the international GLS Group to transport all its parcels in a climate-neutral way.

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GLS agrees to acquire a Canadian freight carrier to expand its reach

General Logistics Systems (GLS), a leading parcel service provider, has agreed to acquire a Canadian logistics company Mid-Nite Sun Transportation Ltd that operates as Rosenau Transport. Rosenau Transport is one of the largest independent freight carriers in Western Canada and has a complementary service area to GLS’s existing Canadian business.

GLS New Brand Identity

GLS introduces refreshed brand identity

GLS has revealed its updated brand identity. The brand refresh builds upon what has made GLS successful in the fast-changing world of parcel services and supports the company’s growth ambitions. At its core, GLS makes every parcel delivery personal with its seamless solutions. The refreshed brand identity reflects the company’s undertaking with a fresh, dynamic and digital-friendly look.

GLS international returns service

GLS extends international returns service

The parcel service provider GLS expands the international returns shipment over the GLS ParcelShops by further four countries. With the ShopReturnService, GLS customers and their private recipients have a flexible returns solution for national and cross-border returns within Europe.

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GLS Czech Republic responds to the extraordinary expansion of e-commerce in 2020 and significantly expands the central hub in Jihlava

In response to the extreme growth of e-commerce in 2020 and the record number of parcels transported in the main season, the parcel delivery company GLS Czech Republic accelerated the planned expansion of the national and international sorting centre in Jihlava.

GDP certification

GLS Group successfully recertified

The quality and environmental management system of the GLS Group has been recertified in Europe for another three years – in accordance with ISO 9001 and 14001. GDP certification has also been confirmed in five countries of the international parcel service provider, and a new GDP seal has been added for Spain.

GLS EuropeanEcoHub with e-vihicles for sustainability

GLS opens EuropeanEcoHub in Essen

On September 28, GLS connected the new EuropeanEcoHub in Essen to the network. The Hub can currently handle up to 75,000 shipments per day. The operation is sustainable: the photovoltaic and battery storage system is already designed for predominantly self-sufficient parcel production and the delivery in Essen will be emission-free by the end of next year.

GLS International Brand Campaign

GLS launches its international brand campaign

GLS starts rolling out an international brand campaign. After last year’s brand refresh, GLS aims to set the next step in building its brand. With the campaign, GLS demonstrates one of its most important characteristics: its personal approach towards parcel delivery.

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