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The history behind the DSV name

In 1976 DSV, De Sammensluttede Vognmænd af 13-7 1976 A/S, was founded by ten independent hauliers. Since then the company has been subject to a few name changes which we here will account for.

Name change to DFDS Transport

In 2000 DFDS Dan Transport Group A/S was acquired, and the activities within transport and logistics continued under the name of DFDS Transport. The name of the parent company however remained DSV, De Sammensluttede Vognmænd af 13-7 1976 A/S. In 2001 the activities were divided into three separate divisions with individual business areas; Road, Air & Sea and Solutions.

DSV, a joint name

In 2003 the parent company shortened its name to DSV A/S, and in 2007 the activities went through a name change from DFDS Transport to DSV. This step was taken in order to mark a new and joint beginning after the acquisition of Frans Maas in 2006. Furthermore, it minimizes confusion and creates a more logical association between the name of the parent company and its activities.

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