Short routes, clear lines
Responsibility, commitment & trust: as a medium-sized, owner-run company, our management philosophy is based on these principles:
We don’t waste time talking, we act. We are transparent, open and honest with our clients, and deal with them at eye level.
The owner and managing partner Karl-Martin Pfenning is supported in the daily business by his family and managers of many years’ standing.
Management of pfenning logistics group
Rana Matthias Nag
Managing Director and Spokesman of the Management Board
Chief Executive Officer of the holding company
Karl-Martin Pfenning joined the management of his parents’ company in the mid-1970s at the age of only 25. With a degree in business administration, he understood early on how to build a success story from his sense for logistical trends. In this way, the wholehearted entrepreneur shaped the pfenning group over decades into a crisis-proof contract logistics service provider operating nationwide.
Pfenning first industrialised the transport business and ten years later founded the first contract logistics cooperation in the German forwarding industry. In the early 90s, he offered well-known customers the outsourcing of their warehousing business while developing the suitable logistics real estate himself. In 2012, this knowledge led to the creation of state-of-the-art logistics centres called multicube, which set standards across Europe in terms of efficiency, quality and sustainability and will undergo extensive expansion in Germany and France. Despite the pandemic, the years 2020 and 2021 mark a groundbreaking era for the group of companies. In addition to the so-called multicube expansion, new business areas such as e-commerce, fulfilment and mobility solutions were accessed, enabling entry into new sectors such as fashion and medical technology. Today, in addition to pfenning logistics, the company also includes a nationwide personnel service provider, a car dealership trading group and a supply chain service provider.
Today this achievement results in 3,700 employees from 60 nations, 800 trucks, 100 locations with 500,000 m² warehouse space, Top3 in retail logistics, Top55 in German contract logistics and a pioneering logistics real estate concept.
Logistics is a team effort
Our logistics solutions provide stable merchandise management cycles and logistics solutions that are important building blocks in our clients’ market success.
Contract logistics is a team effort at pfenning logistics. Every single person on the team is vital for the company’s success. It’s like football: the ball has to go into the goal so the clients can cheer. Short routes among the management and to our staff are a matter of course to us. This results in quick decisions and fabulous results. Many renowned clients have been putting their trust in pfenning logistics for decades. Which isn’t to be taken for granted on a market that is as highly competitive as logistics.
Owner-run, approachable and future-orientated
Under the guidance of our owner Karl-Martin Pfenning, a working atmosphere has flourished that is highly typical of family companies. Even today, the whole Pfenning family is actively involved in the group’s success. The owner’s wife, two daughters and son-in-law hold different positions, working side by side with everyone else in the company. The family atmosphere at pfenning logistics offers people the change to grow on a personal level: basic and further training, personnel development, awards for project achievements – there are numerous measures that we at pfenning logistics use to create a motivating working environment.
This is family for us
Employees who feel a respectful and honest relationship between each other feel that they are in good hands. They are committed to the company, contribute their own ideas and suggestions – and are prepared to accept criticism and change if necessary. There is a pronounced relationship of trust with the entrepreneurial family – which also includes the support of each individual in private problems. 60 nationalities mean a striking mix of different languages, cultures and values. At pfenning logistics, we respond to the different personalities of our employees and help them to develop personally and professionally. The determined rejection of any form of discrimination is a matter of course for us. Because the dynamism created by the strengths of the different personalities is what contributes to the success of our company.
The pfenning Group at a glance
3,700 members of staff
All families live by their diversity – as does the pfenning family. Which is why we employ a wide range of talents. From warehouse operators to executives.
There is plenty of room for all sorts of things at the pfenning logistics’ locations: they are used for production, goods processing and the individual added-value services we provide for our customers.
We have the perfect fleet park equipment for the many and varied requirements of our industries: contemporary, flexible and powerful.
Top 3 retail logistics provider
With an extensive warehouse and distribution network and special vehicles, pfenning logistics is one of the Top 3 retail logistics service providers in Germany.
500,000 m² of warehouse space
Around the clock, seven days a week. Companies have room for all kinds of goods on the 500,000 m² of our logistics area.
At pfenning logistics, warehouse logistics is much more than just a covered area for thousands of pallets – it is an innovative logistics centre that facilitates individual customer solutions. Find out more
With an extensive distribution network and special vehicles for the transportation of dry, fresh and frozen ranges, pfenning logistics is one of the Top 3 retail logistics service providers in Germany. Find out more