Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung has been presenting the LEO Awards to outstanding persons in the logistics sector once a year since 2007. The jury centred around DVZ chief editor Harald Ehren honours managers, company owners and forward-looking visionaries in various categories, including the “Entrepreneur of the Year”.
“I am delighted to receive this award. Raben Group is a family company and our core value is Entrepreneurship mixed with courage, perseverance and the right combination of experience and the sense of new objectives and horizons. As a logistics service provider we want to support ambitions economic objectives of our customers using tailor-made solutions and all our efforts are always governed by the ultimate aim - to provide the highest quality service. Our own German distribution network was a logical consequence. It gives us more flexibility and helps us to take full advantage of our capacities for the benefit of our customers,” - says Ewald Raben.
LEO stands for Logistics, Excellence and Optimisation. The prizes are awarded in the following three categories: entrepreneurs, innovations and lifetime achievements in logistics. The LEO Awards are designed to honour people who have made a name for themselves through very special services, unusual social involvement or ground-breaking ideas. The previous prize-winners have included Klaus-Michael Kühne, Bernhard Simon, Heinz and Dr. Hugo Fiege, Erich Staake, Susanne Meier, Josef Hattig, Gudrun Winner-Athens and Klemens Rethmann.
The beginning of 2018 for Raben Group was marked by the launch of its own transport network in Germany. The company now is ready to provide nationwide transports using its own structure. The independent network of Raben Germany is now based on 32 own branches and 46 network locations in total.
In the past two years Raben Germany has positioned itself through organic growth and targeted acquisitions to meet the challenges of freight forwarding independence in the general cargo business. Since the turn of 2016/17, among others, the transport and logistics companies Exice GmbH and RLZ Baden GmbH, the SCHMALZ + SCHÖN logistics group, the freight forwarder Busse Logistik and the former Rhenus site in Fellbach have been added for Raben network. These and other acquired companies were integrated into the German business unit Raben Group.
Raben Trans European Germany has now 32 branches throughout Germany. 3000 competent employees, around 2,000 trucks, as well as state-of-the-art technologies enable the goods to be shipped smoothly and safely. The range of services includes comprehensive logistics solutions as well as road transport (national and international distribution, FTL [Full Truck Load] and LTL [Less Than Truckload]) and sea and air freight transports. All branches work in accordance with the quality management system based on ISO 9001, ISO 50001, ISO 14001, HACCP and AEO-F certification.