Milestones in the history of GLS

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New partner in south-east Europe

GLS cooperates with A2B Express in the Balkan countries Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Macedonia.

Second sustainability report

The GLS Group publishes its sustainability report for the fiscal years 2013/14 and 2014/15. The report titled "ThinkGLS. ThinkResponsible." provides information about the growing commitment in environmental and social issues.


GDP certification in France

As the first GLS company, GLS France is certified according to the European GDP guideline (2013/C 343/01) for the transportation of pharmaceuticals.


Start of the parcel partnership with DB Schenker in Germany

DB Schenker and GLS launch their planned partnership. GLS Germany now delivers national parcels for Deutsche Bahn’s logistics subsidiary and handles international parcels.


Network in Spain strengthened

GLS Spain acquires the Spanish express parcel delivery company, ASM Transporte Urgente (ASM).


GDP certificate and PharmaService in Germany

GLS Germany is certified for the transport of pharmaceuticals according to Good Distribution Practice (GDP) guidelines and launches a PharmaService.

Regional expansion in an attractive market

GLS acquires the regional next day parcel delivery company Golden State Overnight Delivery Service Inc. (GSO), based in California.


Parcel partnership with DB Schenker in Italy

The parcel partnership between GLS and DB Schenker is also launched in Italy. GLS Italy delivers parcels for Deutsche Bahn’s logistics subsidiary across the country.

Further expansion of FlexDeliveryService

GLS Denmark launches the FlexDeliveryService. The service is now available in 14 countries.


ISO certificates in 2015 standard

GLS Group raises the ISO certificates of the quality and environmental management system of operative subsidiaries in 18 countries to 2015 standards (ISO 9001:2015 und ISO 14001:2015)