The idea to change the market

The idea to change the market

About us

GEL is one of the leading express freight networks in Germany. Starting with a focus on bulky, heavy, sensitive and especially time-critical goods servicing commercial customers, GEL occupied a logistics niche some 30 years ago. While parcel services and general cargo networks have been working on the highest possible standardisation of their processes, GEL took the other path: the non-automated handling of goods with special challenges.

With the emergence of e-commerce, specifically in the last ten years, it was once again GEL that realigned its business model to meet the special challenges of this market. Thus, the former B2B network increasingly developed into a B2C specialist for XXL products with special services focusing on private consignees.

Today, we enable e-commerce players, retailers and manufacturers to offer full coverage B2C and B2B multichannel services. With suitable IT connectivity, transparent shipment tracking and short transit time.

What we stand for

It is our job to lead the company into a successful future by positioning GEL as an established, economically successful player in the market. To achieve this, we keep close contact to our customers and try to meet their needs with the most possible flexibility. Just as we have always done - with a lot of passion and joy, but also with high standards.

In order to achieve and sustain this, we rely on an efficient network that we are constantly expanding and optimizing for the future. We are driven by our demands for outstanding quality. GEL is the right partner for e-commerce business. A partner that knows how to handle demanding goods - and that simplifies the shipping process. In doing so, we listen closely to our customer´s needs and subsequently shape the market of the future. This is our motivation.

Norbert Keimeier, Tobias Starosky
Chief Executive

GEL Vision

Beyond 2024

We are guided by the idea of being a partner of e-commerce for online shops and platforms: we make the delivery of XXL products as simple as a parcel service. Resulting in a positive shopping experience, including delivery to the front door, or if required to the room of choice. To the satisfaction of your customers.

Delivery to commercial consignees will remain a fundamental part of GEL! The future of e-commerce includes the integration of wholesalers and retailers within the distribution concepts of our customers. B2B platforms and the ability to offer an optimized logistics process remain to be an important part of GEL.

Gained experience

2023

Move to Erlensee

Frankfurt logistics centre moves to Erlensee with attached depot to expand capacity

2023

2023

30 years of GEL

1993-2023: Big anniversary celebration in Berlin

2023

2022

Opening of the Mainz HUB

With Mainz, GEL expands its HUB network to a total of 5

2022

2018

New Last Mile Solution

A completely new software for last mile deliveries is implemented.

2018

2018

25 years GEL

1993 - 2018: GEL celebrates its 25th anniversary.

2018

2018

10 years of delivery scanning!

Speed and transparency for customers and consignees have been the primary goals. A total of 5 MDE generations have been used to date; since 2022, the 5th generation has been in use.

2018

2015

15 GEL-owned locations

GEL expands its network to 15 locations with Hannover and Kiel.

2015

2014

15 years of NEE

GEL celebrates its 15th anniversary with NEE Net Express Europe.

2014

2013

Anniversary!

GEL celebrates its 20th anniversary at the "transport logistik 2013" trade fair in Munich.

Relocations of two HUBs to Kassel and Frankfurt enable GEL to increase capacity and improve connectivity.

2013

2011

Expansion

Further GEL branches are opened in Berlin, Bremen, Saarbrücken and Hagen.

2011

2010

New business premises

GEL opens further branches in Borken, Dresden, Freiburg, Hamburg, Würzburg and Zwickau.

2010

2009

Building of a new HUB

With the new building in Werl, GEL is expanding the capacity of the multi-level HUB system to four HUBs. 

2009

2008

Digital milestones

Introduction of real-time shipment tracking and electronic delivery scanning offer even faster and more complete tracking of the shipment.

2008

2004

Rename to GEL Express Logistik GmbH

A lot going on in 2004! Renaming to GEL Express Logistik GmbH. Focus and optimisation of the transshipment points. Relocation of the HUB Baunatal to Kassel - creation of additional capacities.

2004

2001

HUB Baunatal

With the opening of the HUB in Baunatal, GEL is expanding its regional transshipment operations on the network. 

2001

1999

Founding of an European Alliance

GEL Logistik Express founds NEE
with SEUR (E), Calberson (F) and City Link (formerly Target) (UK) to form the strategic alliance NetExpress Europe, based in Paris.
Later, further partners join the network.

1999

1997

Founding of HUB Süd GmbH

Founding of HUB Süd GmbH.
Its task: development and operation of regional HUBs. In November the first HUB in Kürnach near Würzburg goes into operation.

1997

1993

The partners of the GbR establish a GmbH

The partners of the GbR establish a GmbH. The headquarter of GEL Logistik Express is relocated to Willich near Düsseldorf.

1993

1992

Start of HUB operation

A HUB is being built in Wehretal near Eschwege.

1992

1991

Founded as Logistik Express GbR

Founded as Logistik Express GbR with headquarter in Dietzenbach near Frankfurt. Distribution via 33 depots of the DB network.

1991
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