GLS – Europe's parcel carrier

General Logistics Systems (GLS) offers pan-European parcel logistics, express delivery and logistics solutions. Founded in 1999, with strong roots in the national parcel logistics markets, GLS is now one of the leading parcel carriers in Europe.

Via own subsidiaries and partner companies GLS provides reliable parcel delivery services in 41 European countries and seven U.S. states. In many countries the shipper also offers express delivery and logistical value-added services.

“Quality leader in European parcel logistics” is the guiding principle of GLS. Quality for the parcel carrier means: high reliability and delivery performance, extremely low damage and loss ratios, and short delivery times for GLS parcels. The national delivery time in most countries is less than 24 hours. International delivery times are between 24 to 96 hours. The parcel carrier generally reaches international business centres within 48 hours.

GLS has a strong, road-based European parcel network with dense transport and logistics networks. Precisely-coordinated long-distance transports link the distribution centres of the shipper, while modern logistics technology enables rapid and reliable consignment sorting. The courier service works with standardised transport and logistics processes. The key element is a harmonised IT system, which allows all GLS companies to easily exchange information.

Security is also enhanced by the use of state-of-the-art technology. Alarm systems and digital video surveillance systems are installed in all the major hubs and depots of the shipper to monitor and record all the parcels. Each parcel is marked with an individual number that is recorded electronically at every important interface. The scanned data is used for the IT-based processing and monitoring over 500 million parcels delivered annually. Senders can see at any time where a GLS parcel is located.

GLS has a uniform, pan-European basic parcel product for national and international delivery that can be supplemented with country-specific logistics services.