Our values - The Ahlers way
Our human resources department focuses on discovering and promoting the potential of every one of our employees. We aim to recruit and retain the best of the best.
Professional and personal development is a key prerequisite in motivating and retaining talented employees, vital to our business success, hence we relentlessly focus on developing performance and cost-effective, sustainable solutions supported by a permanent learning environment and state-of-the-art technologies.
Pride in our People
As a company, we value diversity, and we promote a can-do attitude. Our employees are best described through these three simple statements: passionate about the customer and the business, hands-on, and professional. Our culture is one that -
- Attracts talent to fit our company.
- Strives to drive engagement and retention.
- Promotes well-being, happiness, and satisfaction in the workplace.
- Drives career development.
Corporate Social Responsibility
We take action to provide a safe, inclusive, and engaging working environment for all our employees. Ahlers supports various initiatives of local non-profit organizations, to drive initiatives that support people in need, or with disabilities. We encourage our employees to engage and participate in volunteering activities.
With our sustainability team, we drive team-building activities that offer our employees a chance to work together to improve the environment, aiming to work for a better world.
Hear from our employees
Dennis De Borger - Forwarding Specialist
I would say to stay true to yourself. That may sound vague, but be open about it if you do not like doing some part of your work or a certain project. In my 6 years at Ahlers, I have experienced many things already, now recently being more connected to the IT team, which is a team in which I have wanted to be involved since the beginning. If I would have gotten frustrated 5 years ago for not immediately getting what I wanted, I do not know where I would be right now. So be patient, do your job well, and opportunities will come your way sooner or later.
Wim Copmans - Key Account & Senior Project Manager
Explore and develop your skills in all the aspects of the logistics job (documents, operations, commercial), it will help you to build a broad understanding of the logistics business and enable you to provide your customers with suitable guidance on a variety of questions.
Try to understand your customer’s real challenges and think along. Run the extra mile for your customers, results will follow.
Brenda Mortier - Corporate Marketing Director
In logistics change is constant. Businesses are now looking for talent with up-to-date knowledge and skills that are vastly different from what they were looking for in the past. Don’t get obsessed with things having to be perfect, the new world is one for people that imagine new things and dream big. Moreover, when it comes to marketing logistics services, the pressure has never been bigger to improve services at a lower cost. Thinking out of the box, combining creativity with efficiency, an entrepreneurial mindset, things I preach, I can now put into practice.
Has my job changed since COVID-19, what does the future hold, and why I love my job?
Marko Buneta, Project Manager
I would really like to believe that this pandemic taught us some things and that it will result in lasting, profound changes in the way we live, work and balance the two. Time will tell.
Johan Elzes, Business Unit Director
We don't have a crystal ball to know what the future will look like, but personality and character will be key differentiating factors for companies to stick out in the (digital) playing field.
Elena Robakidze, Business Development Manager
Ahlers implemented a work-from-home policy. Instructions, weekly updates, team calls, and lots of support made me feel that we are going through the changes, adapting to them very naturally.
A series meant to surface profiles of the amazing individuals behind our organization
Alix Daemen - HR Business Partner
"The best way to predict your future is to create it! Mindset is everything!”
Makes me happy - Family & friends, the sun on your face, healthy food, going to the woods.
What matters to me - People, happiness, making a difference, and good balance.
Passionate about the things I do in my job - It’s all about the people! Helping, learning, making them grow, setting things in motion.
Why Ahlers - HR from A to Z, next step in my career, a dream come true working in logistics.
Aman Amanov - Project coordinator
"Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Makes me happy - Family. Friends, Football. Turkmen plov. Belgian beers & waffles.
What matters to me - Determination, Reliability, Loyalty.
Passionate about the things I do in my job - The thrill of closing deals. Creating value. Developing my expertise.
Why Ahlers - Global reach, connecting with the entire world every day from the comfort of our HQ or home office.
Martine De Beukelaer, CRM & Sales Support Executive
"You have got to create your own heaven on this earth, nobody else will do it for you.”
Makes me happy - Sailing, skiing, knitting, Robbie Williams’ songs, good food in good company.
What matters to me - Contributing to success, personal contact with colleagues. Health.
Passionate about the things I do in my job - Helping colleagues be more efficient in sales, data quality.
Why Ahlers - If you dare to stand out and go for it, you’ll get many chances.
Meet the People
Danil joined Ahlers in November 2021. Before working at Ahlers, Danil worked for an international Bicycle Manufacturer and distributor of bicycle parts and accessories; in his previous role, Danil discovered a serious interest in supply chain management and solutions. At Ahlers, Danil works as a Sales Support Specialist in the Trade Facilitation and After Sales Service business unit. Danil is excited to help international brands discover the opportunities and benefits of new routes to market in Russia and other exciting up-and-coming regions.
Olga joined the Ahlers team in Saint Petersburg back in 2018 as an HR intern, finishing her master’s studies. In a few months, after successfully implementing several internal projects, she became our internal communications specialist. She is all about beauty and fun when it comes to visuals and videos when communicating internally about corporate life. Positive feedback and reaction of colleagues to her stories – that is what really brings energy to Olga. She is grateful that Ahlers helped her to find her profession, having the opportunity to learn so much in becoming a specialist. When she has new ideas for a project or when driving new initiatives, she finds tremendous support in execution and from her peers.
Nikolas joined Ahlers 6 years ago and had different corporate finance functions. He also relocated to Russia for 2,5 years. Finance has always been a focal point in his career, which he executed in many parts and different cultures around the world. Energizing for Nikolas is sharing experiences and landing best practices with his colleagues. His aim is for everybody to understand business success by landing financial performance indicators that make sense. Being a coach and investing time with his team brings strong personal satisfaction. What he likes at Ahlers is the strategic shift that the company made in the last six years and the overall dynamic in creating value for our customers, also within finance.