Twelve European food logistics providers have formed a pan-European association, the “European Food Network”.
German group Dachser has taken a leading role in the development of the network aqnd will assume systems leadership.
Dachser Food Logistics managing director Alfred Miller said: “Retailers and producers nowadays are increasingly looking beyond national boundaries when it comes to planning their distribution structures.
“We are aiming to meet this need and with the European Food Network offer them transnational logistics from a single source.”
This covers defined service and quality criteria for customers as well as common internal standards, for example for processes, documentation, IT interfaces and liability.
The network plans to launch a new range of services, branded vivengo, from 1st October with defined service standards.