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Maintaler Express Logistik – then and now.

1991 Norbert Grenzer, father of today’s director Markus Grenzer, founds Maintaler Kraftfahrservice in the namesake river Main valley (“Maintal“ in German) in Hesse. Already back then a unique vision was pursued which constitutes one of the pillars of our success still today – the “Spirit of Maintaler“.

1998 After having focused more and more on time-critical direct and special journeys in the past years, Maintaler Kraftfahrservice joins the express logistics association InTime. From now on it is possible to react with even more flexibility to the continuously growing order situation. In acknowledgment of the positive development, the company moves into larger business and storage rooms the same year. Neighbouring Bruchköbel is chosen for the new location.

2003 Norbert Grenzer is one of the founding members of PROFEX, a cooperative despatcher system. Maintaler Kraftfahrservice acts as partner and shareholder. PROFEX makes it possible to take charge of time-critical shipments nationwide within only 60 minutes.

2006 The company changes corporate form to Maintaler Kraftfahrservice GmbH und Co. KG. This step has not only organisational reasons, but also acknowledges the company‘s economic success and growth.

2008 Maintaler Kraftfahrservice GmbH & Co. KG changes its name to Maintaler Express Logistik GmbH & Co. KG. The new name intends to communicate the company‘s international orientation and core expertise in express logistics.

Also in 2008, Maintaler is involved in a sister company, Schnellfracht Express Solutions GmbH in Fahrenzhausen near Munich.

2010 The company successfully passes the surveillance audit TÜV DIN ISO 9001:2000. From now on, the scheduling department is staffed continuously from Monday 6:00 am until Saturday 1:00 pm.  In order to be even better prepared for future growth, the company‘s headquarters at Bruchköbel is (((kein Gammatik-Fehler, bitte so lassen))) enlarged by an additonal 3,000 m2.

2011 The company celebrates its 20th anniversary. By introducing temperature-controlled and pharmaceutical transports as a new product, Maintaler Express Logistik is now in action with specially equipped climatised vehicles. Temperature-controlled transports from -25 to +25° C (-13 to 77° F) can be realised.

2012 Maintaler reacts to the increased demand of high-value vehicle transports. According to the motto “We move what moves you“, Maintaler Express Logistik GmbH from now on offers enclosed vehicle transport. Vehicles like proto types or rare motor bikes as well as race cars are shipped with this exclusive service, making use of a specially designated fleet.

2013 Our sister company Schnellfracht enters the market with a branch in Wörth on the river Danube. In order to serve air freight customers even more efficiently and flexibly, Maintaler Express Logistik GmbH acquires certification as officialised agent by the Luftfahrtbundesamt (LBA, Federal Aviation Office of Germany).

2015 Maintaler Express Logistik GmbH & Co. KG expands further. Not only are high value transports according to TAPA guidelines/level 1 added to the portfolio. Also, Maintaler opens a branch in Schmalkalden, Thuringia. The new branch emerges from long-time successful company Manfred Barthel GmbH, with Maintaler incorporating all of its staff. At Bruchköbel, Maintaler secures yet another additional 5,200 m2, making sure further expansion will be possible at this location in the future.

2016 Maintaler celebrates its 25th corporate anniversary. The year is also marked by reorganising each product division (Emergency Logistics,Thermo Sprint, Event Trucking and Vehicle Transports) under the roof of the newly created brand Maintaler Group. This step is accompanied by overhauling corporate design and creating a new appearance. By this reorganisation, from now on each segment is to focus even stronger on its core business, and additional synergies are to be created for our customers. Another important event in 2016 is the certification according to Good Distribution Practices (GDP) for the pharmaceutical industry.