ILS Sp. z o.o., one of the largest companies in terms of revenue in the logistics industry in Poland, is entering into cooperation with Danish partner DANX, part of the DANX Carousel group,- a specialised in time-critical in-night services, where guaranteed on-time delivery is a key requirement. Both companies establish a new joint venture.
Both ILS and DANX have extensive experience in the supply and logistics of spare parts. The cooperation will bring tangible benefits to both companies, creating a synergistic partnership and complementing each other’s offers. The cooperation with ILS will enable DANX to open up to the Central and Eastern European markets, while ILS will be able to benefit from DANX software competence and broad international portfolio of customers.
The joint venture is planned to be established as early as spring 2023.
Information about DANX company
DANX is the partner for all types of spare parts distribution, and with a strong network of warehouses and collection hubs, DANX guarantees in-night distribution in less than 12 hours, with delivery before 07:00 on the following morning. Currently present in 7 countries, DANX covers Nordics part of Europe. With a full end-to-end IT platform integrated with customers’ workflows and processes, DANX helps its customers to optimise their supply chain through minimising delivery and production time.
With the ambition to create a pan-European provider of time-critical logistics services, DANX merged with Carousel Logistics in 2022.
Carousel is a pan-European Critical Service Logistics specialist, that delivers high-value parts and products for Performance and Life-Critical industries, without compromise. They provide end-to-end solutions for aftermarket, spare parts, returns management and medical logistics, where precision, business continuity and customer promise are essential.
Commenting on the announcement, Managing Director at DANX Denmark and Poland, Lars Bo Larsen, states: The Polish economy has shown strong growth and we recognise the importance of responding quickly to changes in the market. ILS is a national logistics powerhouse in Poland, offering not just a huge physical presence but also in-depth knowledge and vast expertise unmatched in this region. With demand for in-night logistics at an all-time high, this partnership combines the very best expertise, dynamic solutions, and a strong network, to ensure our clients can be supported in line with this dramatic market growth.
This joint venture will also provide extensive support to our wider, ambitious growth plans. For instance, it provides the perfect foundation for advancing sector specialisms such as Materials Handling and Technology/IT – which can both benefit from our vast PUDO network. Ultimately, it’s a great collaboration and we’re looking forward to getting started.
Information about ILS Sp. z o.o.
ILS is an entity which is a part of the Inter Cars Capital Group. The company is responsible for providing comprehensive logistics services related to storage and handling of goods for the companies of the Capital Group and third parties.
ILS opened the European Logistics and Development Centre in Zakroczym in 2017. The investment site with an area of 24 hectares, more than 64,000 m2 of total storage space and a 13 km-long conveyor system compose the only such warehouse in the spare parts distribution industry in Europe. The second, now even larger, regional warehouse in Sosnowiec, which serves Inter Cars Capital Group companies in countries south of Poland, was enlarged to a total area of 76,000 m2 in 2022. The total combined area of the logistics centres in Poland is over 220k m2, compared with 110 thousand m2 in other European countries.
The services offered by ILS include primarily warehousing, domestic transport, international transport, sea and intermodal freight forwarding. The company runs its business activities using modern warehouses, qualified personnel, specialised equipment and advanced IT technologies.
ILS is a logistics operator that specialises in comprehensive logistics services. It primarily provides services for the “automotive” segment and implements solutions for customers in other industries, including the chemical industry and FMCG.
Inter Cars Group is a leading distributor of spare parts for passenger cars and trucks on Polish market. In addition, it has gradually been developing its activity in over 20 countries across Europe, ranking first in the Central and Eastern part of the continent, second on the entire continent and eighth globally. Inter Cars Group offers over two million spare parts for passenger cars and trucks, parts for motorcycles, farming and industrial machines as well as accessories for drivers.
Wojciech Aleksandrowicz, President and Managing Director at ILS, refers to the future cooperation – We would like to provide DANX customers access to the highest quality services in new geographical locations. This includes ILS comprehensive distribution chain and PUDO dense nationwide network, as well as access to modern logistics centres and midi hubs. Customers will also benefit from ILS extensive knowledge of the Polish market.
DANX is a reliable partner, a company with great potential, knowledge and a significant software and technology background. The establishment of the joint venture is an opportunity to provide our customers with new services, the demand for which has increased significantly in recent years. In-night delivery will comprehensively strengthen our portfolio of services. We believe that this strategic partnership will provide extraordinary opportunities and growth possibilities for both parties, adds Wojciech Aleksandrowicz.