Anyway, we managed to proceed our rate of growth. A rise in sales over about 16% compared to 2014 could be generated evenly spread over our various business segments. This was accomplished with new and existing customers. The returns emerged satisfying. Above all the year was affected by a few particular pleasing events.
After the first turn of the sod for the new headquarter in Wörgl in 2014, the Christmas celebrations for 2015 could take place already in our brand-new building, for the pleasance of our employee. The complete implementing is scheduled for 1. of February 2016.
In view of the new construction we also developed a new, exemplary mobility-concept for our staff. The goal is to provide free and comfortable use of public transport. Over 60% of our employee decided to use bus, bicycle or train for their travel. The mobility-concept supplements in a genius way our ecological business principle, that we are encouraged to realize for our customers.
This principle is reflected in using railway for the biggest part of the route through the alps. Furthermore Berger Logistik owns the biggest payload-optimate truck fleet.
Over 300 semitrailers of the proven BERGERecotrail® series are on their way every day. Our trucks can load about 2 tons more than conventional ones, and decrease necessary tours and fuel consumption (if not fully loaded). For the benefit of mankind and nature.
As operator of this fleet, we are very happy that the producer of the trucks "Berger Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH" could celebrate a huge success. Their concept of payload-optimising has been affiliated in the measure catalogue for eco-friendly transport of goods in Europe, in the context of the „SWIFTLY Green“ project of the EU.
In 2015 we integrated former settlements of "Kerry Logistics" in Austria. The offices in Vienna (Schwechat) and Feldkirchen (Graz) took their place in our organisation, and already participate in our profit. Especially air-cargo exceled itself, which was also accomplished by Kerry Logistics global network.
Finally, we could strengthen our section for education of truck drivers (not only employed ones) in 2015. More than 650 people visited the training courses, that we offer under regulation of the Austrian authorities.
For 2016 Berger Logistik resolves to continue its way on the winning track in every sense. Special attention is given to the development the sections "Ocean" and "Air", and other dispatch-services. Both sections already benefit from the results that was accomplished in Italy, Germany and Austria in 2015.