GLS – Europe’s parcel carrier

GLS offers pan-European parcel service express delivery and logistics solutions. Founded in 1999, with strong roots in the national markets, GLS is a leading parcel service provider in Europe. GLS parcels reach their destination securely and reliably.

Through wholly owned and partner companies, the GLS Group covers 40 countries and is globally connected via contractual agreements. In many countries the carrier 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 shipping company GLS has a strong, road-based European parcel network with dense national networks. Precisely-coordinated long-distance transports link distribution centres, while modern logistics technology enables rapid and reliable consignment sorting. The parcel carrier works with standardised processes. The key element is the harmonised IT system of GLS, 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 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 of the 667 million parcels delivered annually. Senders can see at any time where a GLS parcel is located.

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