The Panalpina Group is one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products – Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics and Manufacturing – to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions for eleven core industries.
“Panalpina will reach a major milestone in 2018 by demonstrating that the CHF 200 million investment in a new technology platform is headed for success. This will position the company among the top players to shape the future of our industry.”Download interview
“In 2017, Air Freight reached new heights by transporting close to one million tons, the highest in our company’s history.”Download interview
“We rolled out our new transportation management system for Air Freight and Ocean Freight in Germany, demonstrating that it can be implemented successfully in a large country.”Download interview
Panalpina launched the global Perishables Network with a focus on 15 key countries and an ambitious plan to double that number by 2020. The network expanded through acquisitions of four companies specializing in perishables logistics—Air Connection in Kenya, Interfresh in the Netherlands, Cool Chain Group in Germany, and Adelantex and AD Handling in Belgium—strengthening Panalpina’s ability to offer complete, end-to-end-solutions for customers in both origin and destination countries.
Panalpina successfully piloted its new, fully automated online quotation and booking platform for ad hoc cargo with selected Air Freight customers. This new centralized digital platform will provide customers with a fast, simple and reliable online interface that enables informed decision-making by giving access to easy and instantaneous quotation and booking of ad hoc shipments globally.
With this new carrier model Panalpina can oversee multimodal heavy-lift moves from fabrication to installation sites under one single contract that clearly governs all modes of transport. For customers like EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) companies and oil and gas majors, this offering with its unique legal framework reduces to an absolute minimum the commercial, technical and contractual risks that are inherent to the multimodal transport of project cargo.
Panalpina received the highest rating from EcoVadis, an independent platform that invites companies to assess the environmental and social performance of their business partners. Panalpina was also recognized as being in the top 1% of those in the industry, and the top 2% of all 30,000 companies being assessed by EcoVadis on corporate social responsibility requirements
Germany became the first large country where Panalpina implemented the new transportation management system, SAP TM, which will improve the company’s productivity and agility. With this successful rollout in Air and Ocean Freight, Panalpina demonstrated that the system is stable and scalable.
Panalpina centralized its Supply Chain Solutions offering with plans to expand the existing team of experts and further invest in technology and infrastructure. Panalpina’s customers from across multiple industries will benefit from solutions that manage their supply chains from end to end and offer greater flexibility, customization, and visibility.
As one of the top 5 global air freight companies, we provide tailored service levels, from intermodal sea-air to temperature-controlled services. We hold strategic partnerships with leading airlines and manage our own Panalpina Charter Network with gateways at key locations.
We are among the top 5 global players, with central procurement and capacity management and strategic partnerships with leading carriers. Our Pantainer Express Line, intermodal services and approximately 500 less-than-container-load services enable us to meet the needs of a wide range of customers
In addition to warehousing, distribution and overland transport, we provide logistics manufacturing services, 3D printing solutions, and advanced forecasting and inventory planning solutions, with a focus on applying the newest technology and meeting the demands of e-commerce.
Our expert teams provide end-to-end, turnkey solutions for customers in oil and gas and capital projects industries. We specialize in out-of-gauge and heavy-lift handling and transport, break bulk and chartering, transport engineering and offshore marine services.
Attracting, retaining and continuously developing its people is key to ensuring that Panalpina is able to adapt to the rapidly increasing rate of change in the logistics industry and fully support the needs of the business.
The wellbeing of Panalpina’s employees, contractors, customers and communities continued to be a priority at Panalpina in 2017.
Being a good corporate citizen means not only managing the environmental impacts from operations, but also engaging with and supporting communities where Panalpina’s operations are located.
Panalpina is committed to honest and ethical business practices at all levels and in all locations where it does business.
At the heart of Panalpina’s value proposition to its customers is its commitment to high-quality service. This is achieved through a commitment to clearly defined processes, diligent management and oversight, and an unwavering application of the principles of continuous improvement.
Environmental performance has continued to be an important factor in Panalpina’s relationship with key customers, and a differentiating factor with prospective customers.