In 1976, in the small town of Skuldelev in Denmark, ten owner-operated hauliers joined forces and founded DSV – De Sammensluttede Vognmænd (The Consolidated Hauliers). Since then, DSV has evolved to become a world-leading supplier of transport and logistics.
Today, DSV provides and manages supply chain solutions for thousands of companies every day – from the small family run business to the large global corporation.
60,000 employees in more than 90 countries work passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services – and help ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world.
Our three divisions provide one-stop shopping
DSV is organised into three divisions offering the complete range of services to support our customers’ entire supply chain:
- Air & Sea – transportation by air and sea
- Road – transportation by road
- Solutions – warehousing and logistics services
As a freight forwarder, DSV does not own or operate transport equipment; actual transportation of goods is carried out via our global network of partners and subcontractors (carriers and hauliers).
More than 1,500 offices, terminals and warehouses across the world enable us to be close to our local markets while taking advantage of a global perspective and network to secure the best possible service at highly competitive rates.
Whatever you need, whenever and where ever you need it, we move it.
From local haulier to global freight forwarder
Initially, DSV offered haulier services only and focused activities within the construction industry. From the mid-1980s onwards, however, the business was quickly expanded to include other transport and logistics activities domestically as well as internationally.
From 2000 onwards, with the acquisitions of the DFDS Dan Transport Group, Frans Maas, ABX and UTi Worldwide, DSV emerged as a global freight forwarder.
In 2019, DSV acquired Panalpina World Transport, a global provider of transport and logistics services.
From the beginning, the story of DSV has been a story of entrepreneurs with great business acumen and the courage to embark on a journey of continued growth. The DSV values remain deeply embedded throughout our global organisation.
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