Our History - 2006

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Introduction of Unique

Introduction of UniQue, the unified hardware and software system of GLS. Through the successive rollout of the various components all IT systems and processes of GLS in Europe are harmonized step by step.


Computer Centre

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 Center.


Reduced Delivery times

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

Transaction in Italy: GLS acquires the operative business of the franchisee in Cesena.


Rebranding in Denmark

Since September 4th, the Danish GLS subsidiary Stafetten A/S operates under the name GLS Express.

October / December

Transaction in Italy

Transaction in Italy: GLS takes over four depots in total from two franchisees in the regions Lombardy and Emilia Romagna. .


Transaction in Belgium

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