KHD first operates regular services between Kaiserslautern and Northern Germany for Pfaff exports (around 1954)

KHD first operates regular services between Kaiserslautern and Northern Germany for Pfaff exports (around 1954)

History

The international freight forwarder Karl Heinz Dietrich (KHD) was founded in Ingenried near Kaufbeuren in 1945, now looking back on close to 70 years of experience in the logistics business and, having been an IATA agent since 1950, more than 60 years of experience in the air freight business.

With more than 1,600 employees, close to 800 of them in Romania, the family business KHD operates worldwide and runs branch offices outside of Germany among others in Romania, Poland, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Turkey and Mexico. Apart from these, we work in close partnership with businesses in North- and South America as well as in Asia.

A brief history of our company

2014 Logistics company Karl Heinz Dietrich opens the logistic center (10.000 m²) in Jucu / Cluj Napocaj, Romania
2014 Opening of the distribution center's extension to 30.000 m² by Dietrich-Honold in cooperation with Heraeus-Kulzer-Dental in Sacalaz/Timisoara, Romania
2013 Extension of the distribution centre in Sacalaz/Timisoara, Romania, by another 10.000 m² in cooperation with Honold Logistic
2013 Six month after establishment of Karl Heinz Dietrich International kft in Hungary the compnay starts its packaging and cleaning service
2009 Extenstion of storage capacity  in Bucharest by another 10,500 m²
2009 Opening of a second distribution center in Biala Rawska, Poland
2008 Extension of the logistics center in Bucharest to over 38,000 m² of storage space
2007 Extension of the logistics center in Bucharest to 32,000 m² 
2007 KHD is No.1 airfreight forwarder between Germany and Brazil and No. 2 to Mexico
2006 Expansion of KHDs network in East Asia through a new branch office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / PAL
2006 Completion of a new warehouse (5,600 m²) in Sibiu, Romania
2006 Construction and opening of the 10,000 m² distribution centre in Sacalaz/Timisoara, Romania
2005 Opening of branch office in Buenos Aires, Argentina
2005 Commencement of consolidated transport service between Italy and Romania   
2005 Opening of branch office in Munich, Germany
2004 Opening of three new branch offices in Brazil: Curitiba, Chapada/Manaus and Tatuape/Sao Paulo  
2004 Opening of branch office in Maiquetia/Caracas, Venezuela
2004 KHD is among the 10 largest airfreight forwarders in Germany, placing 8th
2004 Further expansion in Romania: opening of two new offices in Sibiu and Arad
2003 Opening of branch office in Stuttgart, Germany
2003 Expansion of our contract logistics services
2002 Opening of branch office in Nürnberg, Germany
2002 Opening of branch office in Miami, USA
2001 Opening ceremony of a new logistics building (7,000 m²) in Germaringen, Germany
2001 Construction of a new distribution center in Brasov (Romania)
2000 Opening of branch office in Frankfurt/Main (Germany)
1999 One year after the Polish company was established, KHD took a further step into the Polish logistics market and opened a distribution centre in Swiebodzice (Poland).
1999 Opening of branch offices in Mexico City and Guadalajara, Mexico
1999

Construction of a logistics center in Bucharest, Romania  

1998 Establishment of the Polish company Karl Heinz Dietrich Sp. z o.o. and opening of the first Polish branch office in Warsaw
1996 Expansion of logistics center in Kaiserslautern
1996 First heavy air transport by cargo plane Antonov 124 (Stuttgart - Sao Paulo)
1994 Representative office in Romania turned into a separate company
1993 Opening of branch office in Bratislava, Slovakia  
1991 Relocation of the branch office Neugablonz to the new logistics center in Germaringen
1990 Opening of branch office in Prague, Czech Republic, on September 1, 1990
1989 Awarded with "Agent Of The Year" by Federal Express
1985-1988  Awarded with Pan Am's  "Million Dollar Award"
1985 Commencement of cooperation with Delmar in Canada and USA
1984 Opening of a representative office in Romania
1984 Opening of the new logistics center in Kaiserslautern
1982 Awarded with Pan Am's  "Million Dollar Award"
1973 First transports to COMECON states
1973 Extension and development of the branch office in Hamburg
1969 Relocation of the branch office in Hamburg into new office and warehouse space
1962/1963 New construction of a warehouse and office bulding in Neugablonz
1957-1960 Expansion of the KHD-network in Germany: new branches in Mannheim, Worms and Idar Oberstein
1956 Commencement of seafreight operations  
1956 Opening of two additional branches in Germany: in Schwäbisch Gmünd on April 12, 1956, and in Hamburg on June 1, 1956
1955/1956 Construction of a warehouse and office building in Kaiserslautern
1950 Commencement of airfreight operations and appointment as IATA Agent
1949-1965 Establishment and expansion of an international agent network
1949 KHD forwarding becomes an agent of the German Federal Railways (Deutsche Bundesbahn)
1949 Opening of a new branch in Kaiserslautern, Germany
1948 Relocation of the company to Neugablonz
1945 Commencement of truck transports througout Germany
1945 On June 5, 1945, the Spedition Karl Heinz Dietrich (KHD) is founded by Karl Heinz Dietrich and his wife Margarethe Dietrich in Ingenried, Germany

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