Bremen. The international logistics services provider Röhlig, with its headquarters in Bremen, was able to increase its turnover last year by 7.5 per cent to EUR 595 million. Gross profit rose by 13.5 per cent to EUR 125 million as well. Important drivers of this growth were the positive business developments in Asia and in North and South America, with a 26 per cent and a 28 per cent increase in gross profit in these two regions respectively. The operating result EBIT rose by 27 per cent to EUR 9.2 million.
For the family company, the fiscal year 2015 was a special one. There was a change of generation at the top, with Philip W. Herwig becoming the new managing partner, and the launch of an internal growth programme. This programme is intended to strengthen global growth in all divisions and subsidiaries, to increase profitability and to enable orders to be processed digitally to the greatest possible extent. The new organisational structure means that Röhlig is now managing its core products of sea freight, air freight, project logistics and contract logistics globally and on a divisional basis.
As Philip W. Herwig explains, “One of the particular challenges during the reporting year – alongside having to deal with these future requirements and the restructuring process associated with this – was the need to continue to grow profitably in the highly competitive logistics and freight forwarding industry. We achieved this with double-digit growth in gross profit.” He goes on the add, “With our investment in the restructuring of our organisation and the development of a fully integrated IT system, we are meeting the challenges of tomorrow’s markets and paving the way towards a digital future.”