What began in 1939 with three tractor engines is now a state-of-the-art logistics company with 1.650 employees. Operational logistics specialists, forwarders, engineers, IT experts and managers live and breathe the world of logistics every day. Our interdisciplinary teams of experts continuously improve the supply chains in our customers’ projects. All processes are IT-supported. The network of Schäflein locations now extends across 30 locations in Germany, Austria and Poland.
Eight decades of Schäflein. And we’re still growing.
Schäflein AG combines the areas of expertise in the Group of Companies, thus offering holistic logistics concepts. The core task of the corporate portfolio as a whole, as well as of every single subsidiary and every investment, is building, developing and managing value in a performance-oriented manner.
All companies have a clear profile of services and are recognised as specialists in the sector and among our customers. The relevant services can also be sensibly combined in practice, resulting in unique logistics solutions. This unique selling proposition underlines our sustainable cost-effectiveness and our growth.
We combine the tradition of an owner-managed company with the innovativeness of a modern logistics service provider. That provides fundamental stability, but also creates unbelievable dynamism. Which is precisely what makes us special. Which is precisely what our customers trust. We are logistics … with heart and mind. This is how we’ve always done things – and we stay true to ourselves.
Head of Marketing and Sales
Logistics – this always means a million detailed questions need one answer. And we give it. Our customers have gratefully relied on this for decades. In doing so we’re prepared to rethink the answers again and again. That’s what’s made us what we are today.
Board member and Head of Operations
Sustainability is particularly important at Schäflein. This includes stable capital resources and the corporate commitment of the owners just as much as the expertise and motivation of our employees.
Board member and Head of
Finance and HR
These days, companies are also assessed on how green their environmental balance is. Which is why we invest in environmentally friendly logistics concepts for our customers. This includes transport chains with an optimal CO2 balance. Warehouse locations that deal sparingly with natural resources. Because, for example, they have water treatment plants, generate electricity with solar energy or have been built using energy-saving standards. Our ISO certification 14001 proves we understand the connection between ecology and economy as a continuous improvement process.
One example of this is the reusable system sprintBOX. The innovative management concept for load carriers is based on ecological and economic principles. It shortens routes, save costs – and increases availability nevertheless.
Quality requirements are not met by a certificate on the wall. Quality is an attitude that leads to more performance and cost-effectiveness – simultaneously. We’ve developed our own programme from this – Schäflein Supply Chain Excellence, in short: SSCE. Our quality and efficiency programme continuously optimises our processes.
SSCE secures the quality of our services. Both today and tomorrow.
Quite the opposite.
For us it’s a pleasure and incentive, repeatedly working on it.
You can’t buy trust.
Which is why we work together openly, fairly and reliably for the most beautiful thing you can give us - trust.
The products and merchandise in our halls don’t belong to us.
So we treat them all the more so as if they were our own.
Whoever knows more, does more better.
Which is why we support and challenge our employees.
Always and everywhere.
We measure what we achieve.
This helps us every day, helps us to go a bit further together for you.
We are more than the sum of our employees and services.
Every single one of us contributes with their best qualities to the best of Schäflein.
We do everything in our power to offer our customers the greatest possible benefits. Cooperation in a spirit of partnership and continuous dialogue with our customers form the basis for this.
Our employees are our success. We enable professional prospects, freedom to develop and thus the basis for satisfaction and security. As team players, our employees take on responsibility for the future of the company with their personality, their commitment, their ability and knowledge.
All our thinking and actions follow the principle of long-term orientation, of handling resources with consideration and responsibility for following generations.
We support sporting and social organisations in our region in their tasks and make a small contribution to building up and maintaining these facilities.
We live cooperation with our suppliers as a partnership, which can only exist long term if both are successful.
We conduct ourselves fairly, openly, honestly and with integrity towards our customers, employees and business partners.
… as the foundation of our daily thinking and actions. Our process instructions, methods and principles of thought are not only influenced by lean, but stand as a principle and fixed constituent in every phase of the entire value creation chain.
… always means for us being open to new ways of thinking. Expressing, developing and implementing ideas. We also understand this to mean in particular our ability to repeatedly question what exists and improve it.
… as the basis of our corporate history of over 80 years, attitude and awareness determine the responsibility we confidently assume for our customers, employees and partners.
… we understand this to be our ability to commit ourselves to the new every day on behalf of our customers with our know-how and our passion. Only when we adapt can we become part of the process.
… describes our ability to act flexibly, actively, adaptively and with initiative in times of change and uncertainty.