Mark Rollinson is taking over as managing director of Dachser UK, succeeding Nick Lowe who is taking early retirement at the end of September.
Rollinson has held senior director positions at Schenker and Allport Cargo Services, and began a three-month induction and handover process on 2 July.
He says he is “delighted” to be joining Dachser, saying: “I do see an enormous potential for further growth and the introduction and implementation of an ever wider range of logistics services in the future.”
Lowe has overseen Dachser’s expansion in the UK since 2001, and he says: “Despite some challenging external economic conditions from time to time, we have continually increased our market share and delivered some great solutions for our customers.”
Dachser UK increased its annual sales turnover in 2017 by over 15 per cent to £76 million, with strong growth in particular in European road freight, contract logistics and value added services.
Lowe and Rollinson both agree that Brexit could initially create short-term supply chain disruption depending on what happens over the next few months but will present new opportunities for Dachser to embrace.
Rollinson says: “Irrespective of the prevailing trade, economic and political contexts we may be faced with, we will continue to support and add value to our customers’ supply chains. At the same time, we will maintain the high levels of service reliability and quality that our customers have come to expect.”