GLS History: 2006
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In this section you can find historical information about the GLS group in Europe. Read to find out more about GLS and what has happened in the last few years.
Introduction of UniQue, the unified hardware and software systems of GLS. Through the successive rollout of the various components all IT systems and processes of GLS in Europe are harmonized step by step.
The new European Computer Center in Neuenstein (Germany) goes into operation. In addition to scanning and shipping systems, communications (email), process control and billing systems are also run via the EU-computer centre.
Reduced regular delivery times for international parcels in several European countries (DK, CZ, NL, BE, AT, FR, Sl, SK, FI, ES): The introduction of new day sorting activities in the GLS European hub in Neuenstein (Germany) enables parcel shipments that have to cross two borders and do not come from Germany to now arrive at their destination one day earlier.
Transaction in Italy: GLS acquires the operative business of the franchisee in Cesena.
Since September 4th, the Danish GLS subsidiary GLS Stafetten operates under the name “GLS Express”.
October - December
Transactions in Italy: GLS takes over four depots in total from two franchisees in the regions Lombardy and Emilia Romagna.
GLS takes over ABX Belgium Distribution NV/SA. Together, GLS Belgium and ABX Belgium Distribution, are now market leaders in the national B2B parcel business.