International and domestic forwarding
Ahlers provides all the services for an efficient supply chain and distribution of your goods. We offer your desired modal solution (air, water, rail, and road) in close collaboration with Cross Trades OBL and partners, agents across Europe, Asia, and Africa.
In addition to any standard shipments, we go beyond and have specialist expertise in handling heavy machinery and large projects. We are more than just a classic forwarder, offering tailor-made solutions with adjacent services all under one roof.
Choosing the best forwarding partner for you
- At Ahlers, we truly put the customer at the heart, being customer-centric, we work closely together with each customer on what and which KPI’s are important.
- On-time and in-full deliveries is the mere minimum. Ahlers is a reliable partner for all your shipments, going beyond and above your expectations, offering a single point of contact approach.
- Agility and adaptability are our strengths and include working with each individual customer to identify new solutions and ways of working.
- Ahlers is well established and knows both the needs of Western European customers and the conditions of the Russian/CIS transport market.
Ahlers provides a full range of logistics solutions and international forwarding of tobacco products. Our dedicated team is specialized in industry-specific requirements and helps our customers in the tobacco industry with various modes of transport, import, export, storage, and handling.
With our on-site logistics services, we take over specific flows within the customer facility at their premises.
Our secured transportation solution provides the highest security standards delivering the goods door-to-door, reducing the dependency on human interaction (armed guards) while realizing significant cost savings. This way we secure their route-to-market in Europe, CIS, and Russia.
Read our case study - How we master logistics in the tobacco industry
Ahlers provides a full range of logistics solutions and international forwarding of chemical products.
Our dedicated team prepares every part of the transport, import, and export requirements of chemical products, from sourcing locations all the way to their final destination.
Your cargo must remain safe and secure every single step of the way. Our safe-t solution is our secure, mobile solution for the transportation of valuable and, or theft-sensitive goods.
This requires a dedicated team, up to speed with industry requirements, providing instant clarity and visibility with up-to-date information you can count on, allowing you to stay on top of costs.
Read our case study - Operating dangerous goods (paint and coatings) by rail
Cosmetics and Personal Care
Ahlers provides industry expertise in the beauty industry. We are here to facilitate and minimize your work. Controlling the stock, delivery times, as well as secured transport are just some of the things to pay special attention to.
Our experts know how to manage the operational complexity and flexibility you need, ranging from the reception of raw materials to the distribution of finished products.
Managing inventory and picking efficiently, organizing local and international shipments, dealing with customs management, and providing secured transportation services for high value goods are some of the detailed services we offer to manage your supply chain end-to-end.
Listen to our podcast - Why theft-sensitive items such as shampoo can present a need to be heavily guarded
Wine and Spirits
Ahlers provides secured transportation to a wide range of customers across the wine and spirits industry for local and international shipments both bottled and in bulk. Our integrated tailor-made solutions provide a one-stop shop for your business.
Importers and exporters of beverages can count on a dedicated team to provide assistance with secure and optimized warehousing, customs, and certified transport procedures, taking care of the entire process; for the door-to-door deliveries of your wine and spirits.
Our in-depth knowledge ensures that they arrive at their destination in perfect condition.
Ahlers ensures the visibility and control required to optimize your supply chain and provides secured transportation for the distribution of your spare parts and aftermarket parts from manufacturing or storage facilities to service centers and customers.
Our dedicated team of experts helps you to overcome the challenges facing your automotive supply chain today. With our tailor-made solutions, we cover your entire supply chain, from procurement to packaging, value-added services, storage, as well as on-site logistics on your premises to secure transportation of your spare parts.
Whether you need a warehouse in a single market or multiple locations, our regional network across Russia, Ukraine can quickly help you implement and scale your business based on our experience in complex markets. Ahlers offers standardized services such as warehousing, order picking, and delivery for your e-commerce goods.
With our proprietary WMS, you can easily manage multiple stock locations and cross-border deliveries, while we run your e-fulfillment operations and return handling process efficiently. As an experienced freight forwarder, enabling secure transportation, we ensure your shipments get to their destination safely and reliably, relieving you of the typical challenges involved with cross-border e-commerce.
What our customers are saying
"We are really satisfied with our long-lasting collaboration with Ahlers.
Pro-active service levels, Short communication lines, Professional Market intelligence."
Bart Willems - Logistics Manager - Prayon