DSV – Global Transport and Logistics In 1976, in the small town of Skuldelev in Denmark, ten owner-operated hauliers joined forces and founded DSV – De Sammensluttede Vognmænd (The United Hauliers). Since then, DSV has evolved to become a world-leading supplier of transport and logistics. Today, DSV provides and manages supply chain solutions –
Almost half a century of transport expertise Since our establishment in 1976, we have been through a series of mergers to maintain a key position in the global transport industry. As a result, we are now one of the largest transport and logistics companies in the world. The beginning It all began in 1976 when Leif Tullberg and nine independent trucking companies established DSV, De Sammensluttede Vognmænd af 13-7 1976 A/S. The company operated as a cartage department for the owners and only handled contracting haulage and deliveries. Soon, the vision became to enter the international transport market. This was realised in 1989 with the acquisition of the two competing export companies Borup Autotransport A/S and Hammerbro A/S-Bech Trans, followed by Samson Transport Co. A/S in 1997 and Svex Group AB in 1999. These were important acquisitions as they altered our services and product focus as well as made the framework for an international future of the company. Strengthening our global presence In 2000, the biggest step in the history of DSV was taken with the acquisition of DFDS Dan Transport Group, which led to a new era and strategy. Not only did we strengthen our global network, we also entered new market segments. In addition to road transport services in Scandinavia, the UK, the Baltics and Europe, the acquisition secured a comprehensive logistics set-up as well as a key position within airfreight and overseas transports to the US and Asia Pacific markets. To put focus on DSV’s different services and customer segments, in 2001 we separated our operations into three divisions: Road, Air & Sea and Solutions. In 2005, our position in the air and sea transport industry was further strengthened with the acquisition of J.H. Bachmann. The following year, we acquired Frans Maas and advanced our position from being a Scandinavian player to being a true Pan-European road transport and logistics player. With the acquisition of ABX LOGISTICS in 2008, DSV gained presence in South America and is now present on all continents. Furthermore, we have strengthened our position in Europe, particularly in Italy, Germany, France and Spain. Consolidating our global position DSV acquired UTi Worldwide Inc. in 2016, strengthening our position worldwide, particularly in the US and Africa. In 2019, we joined forces with Panalpina Welttransport, becoming the world's fourth largest transport and logistics company. The addition strengthened our position across the globe, particularly within air freight and sea freight. In 2021, DSV acquired Agility’s Global Integrated Logistics business (GIL), a leading global transport and logistics provider with a strong footprint in emerging markets. With this new addition to our organisation, we became a global top-three player within transport and logistics.
Our culture and our services are defined by our global values Wherever you meet us, we are driven by the same beliefs Customers first - We deliver great customer experiences and high quality services - We are proactive in our customer dealings and work hard to retain customers - We make it easy for our customers to do business with us Best performance - We are transparent and driven by results - We work together as ONE DSV across our entire global network - We are driven by entrepreneurship and local empowerment True collaboration - We take ownership and show initiative - We collaborate and communicate in a respectful way - We practise open dialogue
Careers at DSV
We're looking for people who want to make a difference We are all forwarders At DSV, we are passionate about moving forward. No matter where in this global business you look, you’ll find people looking to move the business, clients and themselves forward. People are at the core of who we are - the drive, talent and devotion our employees bring to the table every day are what make DSV the exciting place it is. It’s a dynamic and fast-moving environment with rapid decisions at every level – where ambition meets teamwork in an effort to face challenges, succeed, move forward and make a difference. Our employees are all working to move what the world needs moved. We are freight forwarders, salespeople, accountants, fork lift drivers, IT engineers, specialists and countless others – and we are all, in a sense, forwarders. At DSV, we're 75,000 dedicated employees, who work in more than 90 countries. Every day, we strive to move forward. You'll get the chance to influence your own career path at DSV and move in the direction that’s right for you. Because we believe that people are able to achieve their potential if they take ownership of their own career. Four decades in the company, and Gary continues to move forward with DSV Gary Kioussis has been with DSV for more than 40 years. During his career, Gary has worked in different places, in different job positions and in different sectors of the industry. The ability to move around internally in the company has meant a lot to Gary, and regardless of where he has worked, he has appreciated how DSV encourages local culture and individual initiatives to thrive. An energetic company culture is another element Gary points out as a factor for why DSV is a good place to work, saying that: “Whether in the office or travelling, you get the feeling that every employee is driving towards the same goals. It’s a fun place to work smart and hard.” Having been part of the company for four decades, Gary has been part of DSV’s growth journey. He has seen changes, challenges, losses and wins, within the company as well as for transport and logistics at large. Through it all, Gary has felt at home at DSV.
Why Join DSV
There are hundreds of great reasons to work at DSV. Here are just a few... Truly global We’ll give you 75,000 colleagues in more than 90 countries all over the world. We’re a global family. Ownership We’ll encourage you to act as if DSV were your own business. Our local branches work very autonomously and decisions are made close to the customer. This is what makes us unique, agile and strong. Performance You’ll join a group of highly dedicated people who strive to improve every day. If you like a challenge and a constantly changing environment then join us. Learning Our DSV academy will give you access to knowledge and training, which will allow you to grow and influence the path of your career. We want you to realise your potential and reach your career goals. We grow together You’ll be part of a genuinely fast-growing company. We started our journey in 1976, and since then we have expanded our market share immensely. But we have only just begun – the most exciting time to join DSV is now! Glocal career development You’ll have access to a massive network of possibilities. We build inspiring careers locally and internationally. Informal environment You’ll be part of a dynamic and informal environment, where people speak their minds. This allows us to move fast, stay ahead and face challenges head-on. This is the DSV way. Empowerment We’ll empower you to make a difference. We believe that people do great things, when they are given the opportunity and support they need to succeed. We trust in people.