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  • SUCCESS STORY

  • Norbert Dentressangle, born to be an entrepreneur

    Norberts parents ran a small hauling company set up in France just after WW II

  • Norbert Dentressangle founded his own transportation company when he was 24

    His goal was to become a leader in the European market, and he knew that growth and shared entrepreneurial spirit would be the key to success.

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    Strong ambition for the future

    10 trucks

    2 countries

  • Between 1978 and 1994, the transportation business experienced strong European growth

    Decentralized organization based on entrepreneurial spirit

    and personal commitment, with local management key to the development of talent and

    customers satisfaction

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    Organized into specialized business units

    to ensure operational excellence and efficiency

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    in order to be closer to customers

    2800 trucks

    1,500 employees

    92 million revenue

    This successful business model is based on 3 principles that remain central today:

    Expansion of the European network through organic growth and acquisitions

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  • The company is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange

    Norbert Dentressangle himself still owns 68% of the shares

    Norbert Dentressangle becomes one unique brand with all subsidiaries bearing the same distinctive red identity

    Norberts entrepreneurial spirit is now embraced by 3,600 People in Red, and the Norbert Dentressangle red trucks are a symbol of excellence on European roads.2,500 trucks

    3,600 employees

    332 million revenue

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    5 countries

  • The company moves into contract logistics

    The entrepreneurial spirit is still at the forefront of company values with its ability to meet customer needs, regardless of the challenge

    3,600 trucks

    1,000,000 m of warehousing

    7,300 employees

    646.5 million revenue

    New governance is launched - Norbert Dentressangle becomes

    non-executive Chairman, focused on strategy, still the major shareholder

    - With a CEO-led Executive Board who remains close to the business teams

    Two specialized businesses: Transportation and Contract logistics

    Strong European development through organic growth and acquisitions. Norbert Dentressangle becomes expert in integrating new businesses and people, with a strong you grow, we grow HR policy.

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    8 countries

  • The company doubles in size

    Faithful to the vision of its founder, the company develops the expertise and network to be close to customers and support market challenges.

    With the acquisition of a UK based competitor Norbert Dentressangle becomes one of the leading European players in transportation and contract logistics and aims to become a top ranking global supply chain partner Largest owned truck fleet in Europe Full range of service offerings - Transportation: from long haul to

    pallet network distribution - Contract Logistics: ambient and

    temperature controlled, warehousing, order processing, value added services

    29,000 employees

    5,400,000 m of warehousing

    7,900 trucks

    1.804 billion revenue

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    11 countries

  • Broadened service offering with the launch of Air & Sea

    Transportation Contract logistics Air & Sea Norbert Dentressangle built a global Air

    & Sea network through organic growth and acquisitions

    - Acquisition of the Air & Sea business of Schneider in the USA (2010)

    - Establishing a presence in South America and China (2012)

    The company is now organized in three separate businesses across 3 continents (Europe Asia America)

    - Transportation - Contract logistics - Air & Sea

    26,000 employees

    6,800 trucks

    2.839 billion revenue

    5,000,000 m of warehousing

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    14 countries

  • Today Norbert Dentressangle is a global top-tier supply chain partner

    42,500 employees

    10,800 trucks*

    4.669 billion revenue

    10,400,000 m of warehousing

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    25 countries

    *managed fleet

    3 complementary businesses: Contract logistics, Transportation and Air & Sea

    Multi-sector expertise

    1st fleet in Europe 5th Logistics leader in Europe 5th Logistics leader in the United States

    Tailor-made solutions

    A new stature to support our customers