Hörsching (OTS) – Christian Schachinger, previously managing director of two Schachinger subsidiaries, was appointed to the management of Schachinger Logistik Holding as COO on December 15, 2020. In this new role, he will continue the successful course of the company founded in 1939 and expand the Group’s claim to leadership in innovation and sustainability in logistics.
After many years of successful work for Schachinger Logistik, Peter Overkamp, CFO of the group, has decided to pursue new challenges. He will leave the Schachinger Group with the close of the current financial year – one of the most successful in the company’s history – and the handover to his successor as CFO. The search for a new CFO is already underway.
As a broad-based logistics company, Schachinger Logistik can look back on a successful 2020. Despite COVID-19, sales could again be increased significantly in the current financial year. Parcel logistics in particular, where DPD Austria is one of the leading providers in Austria, and pharmaceutical logistics, in which the company has invested heavily in recent years, recorded strong growth. The company’s current focus is on security of supply and sustainability. The COVID-19 pandemic reminded people how important it is to have a secure supply of goods – in which logistics companies naturally play a central role. In the area of sustainability, Schachinger Logistik has been one of the pioneers in the industry for years with numerous projects and initiatives.
Maximilian Schachinger, shareholder of Schachinger Logistik Holding: “We would like to thank Peter Overkamp for his contribution to the success of the Schachinger Group and wish him all the best for his future path!” He looks joyfully into the future of the third generation Family company: “With Christian Schachinger, not only an experienced logistics expert could be won for the management of Schachinger Logistik Holding, who knows the industry and the needs of customers very well, but also someone who is already familiar with the company. Ideal conditions to continue the successful development of the group. ”
Christian Schachinger, new COO of Schachinger Logistik Holding: “I am very pleased to be able to lead the Schachinger Group together with the excellent management team in this exciting time for the logistics industry and to continue the successful course of the group.” The diverse possibilities of digitization in Making logistics usable is a special concern of the experienced manager, who has more than 15 years of experience in various areas of the logistics industry and who, despite the name, is not related to the founding family.
About the Schachinger Logistik Group
The Schachinger Logistik Gruppe is one of the leading logistics companies in Central Europe. The industry focuses include: Pharma & Healthcare, Brands & Food, Construction, High Sensitive, Transport & Automotive and, with DPD Austria, parcel delivery. For 80 years the company has been a reliable and innovative partner for its customers in all questions of logistics. Particular emphasis is placed on the topic of sustainability – with numerous projects and initiatives, e.g. award-winning energy self-sufficient hall construction in Hörsching, sophisticated optimization of the flow of goods, use of the first e-trucks and the founding of the Council for Sustainable Logistics (CNL), which is unique in Europe, one belongs has been a pioneer in the industry for years. Today the more than 600 employees at 17 locations in Austria and Central and Eastern Europe generate a turnover of around 220 million euros.
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