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DKV Group reports another record year
With a rise in sales from EUR 5.8 to 6.3 billion, the DKV MOBILITY SERVICES Group in spite of low fuel prices follows up 2015 with yet another record result in business year 2016 – once again the most successful year in the firm’s 80-year history.
The transport services provider would like to increase sales to well above EUR 10 billion. “We are growing very strongly in many areas of business. The foundations for this growth were laid in previous years,” says DKV Managing Director Dr. Alexander Hufnagl. “After Eastern Europe, the Eurasian north-south axis between Russia and Turkey currently represents an important potential market for the years ahead. However, we have also been able to increase sales in traditional markets such as Italy and France – in both the fuel and the toll sides of the business.” In 2016, DKV added around 5,000 new fuel stations to its network across Europe and became certified as an invoicing partner for toll operators in many European countries. “In this way, we have been able to advance our position in the value-added chain and pass on the associated benefits to our customers – a clear competitive advantage,” says Dr. Alexander Hufnagl. In October 2016, the company published a letter of intent concerning the formation of a joint venture company – in collaboration with T-Systems GmbH and Daimler AG – to develop a toll box capable of European-wide use.
Digitalisation of the supply chain viewed as an opportunity
Dr. Alexander Hufnagl perceives great potential in the increasing digitalisation of the supply chain: “We see many possibilities of extending our existing services and networking with leading service providers and vehicle manufacturers. We are currently in intensive discussions about this matter and laying the necessary technical foundations through our reorganised IT structure.” In order to be in a position to complete these tasks, DKV appointed around 200 new employees across Europe in 2016 – mainly in the areas of IT, sales and customer service.
New shareholder structure provides certainty
Dr. Alexander Hufnagl believes the new shareholder structure with Dr. Fischer KG as the sole shareholder, which came into effect on 04.01.2017, provides the company with the necessary room to manoeuvre in further improving its position in the market and implementing the Group’s strategy sustainably and successfully in the future.