The Tegernsee company Loxxess receives a European logistics award.
On the occasion of the award, founder Peter Amberger speaks about the development of his company with 2100 employees.
"Smile" - this is the name of the award-winning logistics concept from Loxxess.
And although the name is an abbreviation for “smart, innovative logistics in e-commerce” and has nothing in common with the English word for smile: company founder Peter Amberger smiles.
And he has every reason to.
Born in Ingolstadt, he
wanted to retire at Tegernsee 25 years ago
that a little later he would
in a company that will win a European award this
Founder actually wanted to retire
As the son of Peter Amberger senior, who founded the forwarding company of the same name in Ingolstadt 75 years ago, Amberger has always been active in the logistics sector.
In 1995 he wanted to retire
the year before that he sold his shares in LOG Sped - the former Amberger forwarding company - which had meanwhile
Amberger also sold the company he had bought in 1995, Trans-o-Flex,
to Deutsche Post
a year later - after the restructuring had taken place
For a short time it looked
in Amberger's life.
“I've had a boathouse on Tegernsee for 45 years,” says the entrepreneur.
“I thought it was nice there - and I built a house on a
.” But he quickly noticed: all day sailing, golfing, surfing or skiing -
“that's not for me”
Loxxess emerged from the Ministry of Defense
After his son advised him to get back into the logistics sector, the 74-year-old bought MDSG, a subsidiary of the
, and converted this company into the
Today Amberger can look back on a success story.
As a logistics service provider, for example for the online sales of the
, Loxxess transports goods across Europe.
At 26 locations in Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland, the company generates a total of around 210 million euros in sales per year.
work in Tegernsee itself
“We are organized on a decentralized basis,” explains Amberger, who has held 50 percent of the shares in Trans-o-Flex since 2016.
Amberger's children succeed him
He is very pleased
about the European Logistics Award from the
European Logistics Association
(ELA) for Loxxess.
“But my children really deserve it.” Amberger himself is now chairman of the supervisory board.
as CEO and his daughter
as a member of the management team
pull the strings in the company
“Both have shown courage, innovation and pioneering spirit in recent years,” praises the entrepreneur.
Smile concept convinced with efficiency
In a letter to their employees, Claus-Peter Amberger and his sister Christina Thurner are modest: “Without your strong commitment, we should not be able to celebrate this wonderful success.
We would like to thank you all very much for this. ”Loxxess won the ELA award for a concept that combines
people, artificial intelligence and automation
Specifically, for example, warehouse optimization software from Heureka Business Solutions
can be used to plan
optimal tours - including for
"That saves time and effort," explains the company in a press release.
“Many large corporations applied,” says Peter Amberger.
It is a
to have won the award.
logistics company writes
in terms of volume growth, forward-looking
more efficient processes
for employees” is the result of the smile concept.
For Amberger, this success is a new incentive - and proof that returning to the industry was the right decision.
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