Founded two decades ago as a sole proprietorship near the port of Hamburg, today the corporate headquarters manages subsidiaries all over the world.
Logistics Experts found Conceptum Logistics
Logistics expert Christian Rode starts his company in a small office near the port. Together with Norbert Goerlitz and Lars-Folke Schüle, who have since left the company, he founds Conceptum Logistics GmbH in Hamburg in April 2002. Their first order: a shipment of Brazil nuts from Brazil to Hamburg.
The business is growing in South America
For many years, up to 500 tons of Brazil nuts are transported annually from Brazil to Germany. Furthermore, thanks to our strong network of agents and partners, we can implement projects for various industries in South America despite the currency crisis. For example, we work for the paper and cellulose industry, ship tyres with a diameter of 4 m for the mining industry and work for the steel industry in Brazil.
Wheel loaders and shovels are transported from Japan and generators from Germany to Brazil. And finally, we transport an entire factory plant – a cement plant – across oceans, from various locations in Europe to Africa.
In Frankfurt, Conceptum Logistics GmbH Aero is founded in the same year, specialising in the air freight business. The company is liquidated in 2020.
Presence on all continents
Central and South America, especially the Amazon region, remains a focus of business activity. Therefore the first foreign subsidiary, Conceptum Logistics (Colombia) SAS, is opened in Colombia. Today, the subsidiary is one of the top logistics service providers for projects in South America.
Three subsidiaries are established in 2009. Conceptum Logistics (USA), LLC is founded in Houston. A long-time employee from Hamburg takes over the management and still leads the company to this day. The first location in Asia, Conceptum Logistics (India) PVT LTD. is founded in Bangalore. And with the opening of Conceptum Logistics (Australia) PTY LTD, we are present on yet another continent. In 2020, Conceptum Logistics (Australia) is sold, today we work together as close partners.
Due to the growing demand in North America, Conceptum Logistics Canada, Inc. is opened in Toronto. And with the founding of Conceptum Logistics Africa (PTY) LTD in South Africa, we are now present on all continents.
From the port to hamburg’s city centre and the growth market of china
The company also grows in Germany. To make room for the future, the company moves to larger offices in Hamburg’s city centre in 2011. In the growth market of China, Conceptum Logistics (China) Co, LTD is established in the heart of the historic North Bund Area, the origin of Shanghai’s shipping and logistics industry. We now work with various customers not only on a project level; we have signed master framework agreements with multinational industry partners.
Conceptum Logistics introduces a quality management system with certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001. Today we have an integrated management system in the company with further certifications DIN EN ISO 45001 and DIN EN ISO 14001 for occupational health and safety and the environment.
150,000 frts. are transported
Conceptum Logistics (USA), LLC manages one of the Conceptum Group’s most extensive projects to date: a complete factory plant – a grinding plant – with 150,000 frts. is transported from Spain to Australia.
With the founding of Conceptum Logistics (Peru) S.R.L, Conceptum Logistics further expands its position in Central America.
Conceptum Logistics (Finland) OY Ltd is founded in Northern Europe with a strong focus on projects from the infrastructure sector.
Project Conceptum Logistics Iberia SL strengthens the Conceptum Group in Southern Europe, especially with projects to North and South America and the Middle East.
Conceptum remains on course for expansion
To be well positioned in the future and to meet the demands of the international market, the company has been transferred into a holding company. In addition to the founder Christian Rode, the management of the Conceptum Logistics Group includes Rachel Kellett, who has Asian experience, and Marc Hapanionek for the American market. The financial experts Silke Pettkus and Prof. Dr. Mark-Ken Erdmann strengthen the Group Executive Board.
Conceptum Logistics Group Holding GmbH Alsterarkaden 27 20354 Hamburg Germany
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