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About Us History

History

Founded in 1908 in Brussels by Mr. Arthur Joseph Ziegler, Ziegler quickly developed to offer quality services in the field of transport and logistics.

  • 1919

    Ziegler was acknowledged as the market leader for wine and alcohol imports from France.

  • 1958

    Ziegler was appointed as the official transport and logistics service provider for the Brussels World Exhibition. This event was the starting point of a true development and an international evolution.

  • 1986

    Presence on the Moroccan market. Today, Ziegler Maroc is one of the few Moroccan multimodal operators with own warehouse inside the port of Casablanca.

    The 60's were characterized by a rapid expansion of the Group in the Benelux, France, the UK and Switzerland.

  • 1994

    IATA appointed Ziegler as the first air freight forwarder in its classification.

  • 1995

    Ziegler obtains the Export Award '95, an official recognition from the Belgian Foreign Trade Office.

  • 2000

    Ziegler Belgium opens a new warehouse in Aalst dedicated to the "Two Wheels Sector" logistics.

  • 2001

    The Ziegler Group strengthens its national distribution network in France by taking over Trans Service and Chattel.

  • 2002

    Ziegler expands in Ireland through Ziegler Logistics Ltd.

  • 2002-2003

    Ziegler France launches on the French market Ziegler aerospace, a specialized division for aeronautic logistics.

    Germany: Development of Ziegler GmbH branch offices, exclusively dedicated to ocean and airfreight activities: Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Bremen and Stuttgart.

  • 2007

    Ziegler Aalst wins the award Logistics Project of the Year for its developments dedicated to two wheels.

  • 2008

    100th anniversary of Ziegler Belgium.

    Ziegler seizes the opportunity to start in Turkey through a road joint venture with Ulusoy. Both partners operate under the name Ziegler Ulusoy.

  • 2009

    Special Focus China: Ziegler offers complete logistics solutions for seafreight and airfreight between Europe and the coastal and inland regions in China.

  • 2010

    After China and Turkey, the Ziegler network expands in Greece (Ziegler Hellas in Athens), Poland (Sostrana in Warsaw) and in South Africa through Logisticor with offices in Johannesburg, Durban and Beit Bridge.