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Dachser UK focuses on the needs of the DIY industry

Published: 20 February 2023 - Neil Mead

The experienced Dachser UK marketeer, Peter Vickers has been appointed Business Development Manager with responsibility for DIY logistics solutions in a move designed to bring the industry solution into even greater focus for the specialist in European distribution and logistics, the second largest in the sector in the groupage market segment.


The DIY or home and garden improvement market received a significant boost during the pandemic. At the same time, the supply chains for the industry are more global than almost any other and products are very seasonal. To help suppliers and retailers in the sector respond to the challenges associated with the spike in market growth, the special requirements, and the appreciable swing towards e-commerce as a route to market for their products, Dachser UK now also offers the industry solution service from DACHSER DIY Logistics.

In announcing Vickers’ new appointment, Mark Cosgrove, Dachser UK’s Regional Sales and Commercial Manager said, “At Dachser, we have developed the DACHSER DIY logistics solution tailored to the home improvement sector already twenty years ago. Today, we handle nearly eight million associated shipments across the company as a whole. With Peter’s experience and marketing skills, we aim to develop this business in the UK and expand our share of this trade even more.”

A smooth and uninterrupted global flow of goods, bundled deliveries into the markets and, above all, maximum transparency of the product’s supply flow is key to efficient management of the fast-moving DIY market dynamics. Whether variations in routing, volumes, delivery criteria or unexpected disruptions that may occur, detailed knowledge of a shipment’s status is vital in maintaining a DIY supplier's competitive advantage.

“Throughout my fifteen-year career with Dachser in various industry solutions such as DACHSER Chem Logistics and DACHSER Fashion Logistics, I have understood the crucial nature of shipment transparency; our customers expect it and rely on us to provide it. Orders are tracked from all over the world and retailers can locate them all the way to the hook in their outlets,” says Vickers.

“Logistics services for DIY and garden markets is a vital part of Dachser´s business and for me it´s good now to be back in DIY helping to continue our UK growth in the sector.”


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