History
LKW der Spedition Hubert Elsen Wittlich

A modern logistics company

with nearly 150 years of history

ELSEN since 1870

From the foundation and the beginning of the company to the turmoil during and after world wars I & II until today. We have broken down our eventful history in different stages for you. Take a look into our 149 years of history and learn more about how a small forwarding company evolved into an innovative logistics company. We hope you enjoy!

Logistikunternehmen

2000 – Today

2018

Digitalisierung in der Logistik

ELSEN establishes new division Digital Office and Transformation

To start off the year, the ELSEN group arranged the new division Digital Office and Transformation, forwarding the digitalization internally as well as for our clients’ projects and expanding our capacities in that area. The goal: a significant efficiency enhancement through automation. Furthermore, it should streamline logistical procedures and reduce cost. A team of business analysts, programmers and project engineers are therefore examining all procedures and structures.

2018

LKW Logistikunternehmen

Delivery of the 850th MAN

The 850th MAN truck was delivered. Our managing partners Volker Groß and Wolfgang Groß-Elsen and our fleet manager Roman Goergen were all at MAN in Munich on this occasion. The truck was approved on 07.06.18 and is used by the disposition in Ludwigsfelde for long-haul transports

2016

Logistikunternehmen
  • ELSEN Logistics obtained the largest Multi-User-Warehouse of the group in Nürnberg/Fürth with 18.000 qm storage space
  • The consulting company Chaindson organized a “Health Care Logistics” symposium in Höhr-Grenzhausen
  • The Next-Generation-Program is brought into life to enhance the careers of junior employees

 

 

2015

Leitmesse Logistik

2014

  • A multiannual contract for intra logistical services is agreed upon with a DAX-company

2013

Unternehmensgruppe Elsen
  • Our in-house consulting company Chaindson GmbH & Co. KG is founded. Today almost 20 consultants, analyst and project managers are employed at Chaindson.

2012

Sporthalle in Koblenz
  • The Con-Log Logistics and Consulting GmbH is awarded a 5 year contract for the name rights of Koblenz´s prestigious Event-Arena

2011

  • The LogiPower GmbH & Co. KG. is founded as an additional provider for personnel services
  • First time that over 1000 workers are employed at the Elsen group
  • In Gliwice (Poland) we acquired a 5500 qm² large logistic center for a customer of the automotive industry

2010

Personaldiesntleister
  • LogiPower enters the Polish market
  • We are awarded a multiannual intra logistical contract in the tire industry

2009

  • Elsen obtains new 17.000 m² warehouse facility in Koblenz-Lützel
  • We accepted the operational logistical activities for a customer from the aviation industry

2008

  • ELSEN exclusively takes over the distribution for a leading drug store chain in Poland
  • First consulting contract in South America

2007

Logistikunternehmen
  • Our management moves in to the new ELSEN Logistics Center, Justus-von-Liebig-Straße 2, 54516 Wittlich
  • Gerhard Groß remains shareholder solely in the Hubert Elsen GmbH & Co. KG.
  • Founding of the ELSEN Holding GmbH as a holding company by the shareholders Wolfgang Groß-Elsen, Volker Groß and Thomas Klein (still).

2006

Logistikunternehmen
  • The business unit “system traffic” at our locations Wittlich, Neunkirchen and Polch are sold to the company Hellmann Worldwide Logistics
  • ELSEN joins the cooperation E.L.V.I.S. AG (European Cargo Federation of International Freight Forwarders)

2005

  • Karl Elsen, shareholder, passes away
  • The new business area personnel leasing is established by the Con-Log Logistik u. Consulting GmbH

2004

Personaldiesntleister
  • The Con-Log Logistik und Consulting GmbH is formed by another major intra logistical contract
  • Elsen Logistyka sp.z o.o. sp.k is founded in Poland. The operational activities are incorporated at our facility in Gorzow/Wielkopolskie

2002

  • The first intra logistical contract leads to the founding of ELSEN Logistik GmbH in Mühlheim-Kärlich
  • The whole ELSEN group receives DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 certification

2001

  • ELSEN becomes shareholder of the System Alliance GmbH, as successor of Fortras and System Gut
  • The groupage freight cooperation System Alliance at ELSEN-facilities Polch, Wittlich, Luxembourg and Neunkirchen develops into a leading provider of national and international system traffic in Europe
LKWs in den neunziger Jahre

1990 to 1999

1996/97

  • Company splits into ELSEN GmbH & Co. KG Internationale Spedition (operator) and Hubert Elsen GmbH & Co. KG (owner)
  • Delivery of the 500th MAN truck
  • The facilities Polch (1996) and Neunkirchen (1997) obtain new modern forwarding systems

1994

  • ELSEN becomes co-founder of CODIS – Consumer Goods Distribution System – logistics for food trade
  • Acquisition of the System Gut enterprises at our facilities in Wittlich and Neunkirchen

1993

LKWs in den neunziger Jahre
  • The business unit furniture transport is sold
  • First ISO 9002 certification for the company

1992

  • Acquisition of operating parts of groupage freight from the transport company Lorang/Luxembourg
  • Acquisition of the transport services Hillesheim, Mayen and advertising agency of the paper mill in Weig, Mayen

1990

  • ELSEN becomes co-founder of FORTRAS and expands its groupage freight company nationally and internationally
  • Acquisition of business activities of our associated company R&F Spedition in East Berlin
  • Founding of our facility in Neunkirchen/Saarland
Logistikunternehmen

1945 to 1989

1988

Geschäftsführer der ELSEN
  • Wolfgang Groß, Karl Elsen´s nephew, becomes new shareholder and managing director of the company after Josef Elsen´s resignation

1979

  • Relocation and expansion of shipping facilities from Kalkturmstraße to Rudolf-Dieselstraße

1972

  • Gerhard Groß becomes additional shareholder

1954-73

  • Due to the entrepreneurial spirit of Karl Elsen and the support of his wife, his brother Josef Elsen and Gerhard Groß, the brother of Hilde Elsen, the firm evolved into an international transport company
  • The growth lead to the founding of more permanent facilities in Berlin, Trier, Köln, and Koblenz, as well as the subsidiary company ELSEN Transports S.á.r.l. in Grevenmacher, Luxembourg. It also lead to the relocation of corporate headquarters from Tiergartenstraße to Kalkturmstraße in Wittlich.

1946

Geschäftsführer der ELSEN
  • The son, Karl Elsen, began to rebuild the company right after his return from war captivity in the spring of 1946
Pferdekutsche von Elsen

1870 to 1944

1944

  • Destruction of company property and fleet of trucks during the bombing of Wittlich in World War II
  • Hubert Elsen was killed during this attack

1921

  • Hubert Elsen buys first truck
  • In the mid 1920´s the last horses were sold and trucks were purchased

1920

Geschäftsführer der ELSEN
  • Dominik Elsen hands over the company to his son Hubert Elsen

1870

Gründer des Fuhrunternehmens ELSEN
  • The then 20 year old Dominik Elsen founded the haulage company ELSEN
  • Timber and furniture transport, as well as transports for coal trading and the construction of horse-drawn carriages, were the main activity at that time

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