As one of the leading economies in the heart of Europe, Germany offers a world-class logistics hub with pioneering infrastructure and state-of-the-art logistics services. Companies have the opportunity to distribute their goods conveniently across Europe and gain easy access to the 447 m consumers in the EU. According to the World Bank, Germany was ranked number one in the Global Logistics Performance Index.

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    Michael von der Heydt


Current Developments

New technologies. New growth.

Germany's outstanding logistics network is continuously being expanded and receives significant financial investments. The focus is particularly on rail transport for goods and passengers. Shortly before, the largest investment project to date with a volume of more than EUR 86 bn for the rehabilitation and modernisation of the railway network was decided.

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Artificial intelligence & autonomous logistics

Artificial intelligence holds crucial potential for the logistics industry, such as efficiency gains through reduced downtime and increased planning accuracy.


Our Sector Transactions
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Number of M&A transactions - DACH region, 2021 (as of August)
Significant Transactions
  • DHL Global Forwarding GmbH x J.F. Hillebrand Group AG
  • Kühne + Nagel (AG & Co.) KG x Apex International

Future Trends

The use of innovative technologies to optimise supply chains is becoming increasingly important. Through the Internet of Things (IoT), every object can be linked to another via the network and enable data exchange. The digital networking of the supply chain is increasingly turning freight forwarders into strategic partners via deep integration into customers' supply chains. This opens up new business fields and cost advantages.

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Zumera has in-depth technical and industry knowledge and can draw on a broad network of industry experts who have gained many years of transaction experience.

"The state-of-the-art German infrastructure and the central location create an excellent starting point for modern logistics services throughout Europe. The importance of Germany as a logistics hub is also being heard in the international environment - increased investor interest is noticeable throughout the market.”

DirectorMichael von der Heydt

Our View

In terms of infrastructure quality and technology for logistics, Germany is at the top. The logistics industry is a growing business field, with a focus on the digital networking of supply chain systems. By combining successful existing technologies and novel processes, new business opportunities and service offerings are emerging.

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