Dr. Karl Pfaff appointed CEO of GLS Group
Oude Meer, September 28, 2023 – GLS Group (General Logistics Systems) today announces the appointment of Dr. Karl Pfaff as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GLS Group.
GLS France is celebrating the successful integration of start-up Tousfacteurs, with almost 30 million parcels geo-tracked in one year.
In June 2022, GLS France announced the acquisition of Tousfacteurs. In a hyper-competitive sector where innovation is essential, GLS France acquired this start-up to accelerate its digital transformation and meet customers' growing needs in terms of traceability, reliability and speed of delivery. Today, the company is 3 years ahead of its competitors in terms of innovation. Some of the tools deployed exclusively by GLS France since the acquisition mark a step forward from industry practices and are now available for all B2C parcels managed by GLS France.
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.
The acquisition of ProntoPacco allows GLS Italy to bolster their position as a partner of excellence in the e-commerce sector. Through their extensive and widespread network of parcel shops and the digital solutions offered, consumers will be able to collect and ship their parcels in a more convenient, flexible and digital way.
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.
Electrical connections for the transport of parcels
First large-scale test with an electric truck validated for the first kilometer! As part of the electrification of its fleet, GLS carried out a week of parcel collection for its customer STACI with the Volvo e-Tractor. A life-size test that validated the model. A first in the Paris region.
GLS launches new International ShopDeliveryService to extend its cross-border service portfolio
GLS, leading international parcel service provider, launches its new International ShopDeliveryService for shipments to 17 countries across Europe as of December 1st, with more serviced nations to follow.
GLS acquires the French logistics and digital tech start-up Tousfacteurs
This acquisition allows GLS to improve the customer experience by deploying digital solutions on the last mile
GLS France and Pickme continue to roll out the network of neighbour-relays in France after a successful first year
As the number of orders on the internet explodes, the delivery of parcels on the first pass of the courier is a key issue in e-commerce, both to limit the carbon footprint due to round trips and to increase the satisfaction of customers who receive their parcels more quickly.
EcoVadis Gold Certificate 2022
GLS Group’s sustainability efforts rewarded with EcoVadis Gold Certificate.
The company’s environmental impact puts it in the top 7% of the postal, courier and multimodal freight transport activities industry.