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Customized logistics – worldwide from a single source

The Leschaco Group is a global logistics service provider that combines Hanseatic tradition with cosmopolitanism and a spirit of innovation. “Experienced. Dedicated. Customized.” This is a fitting summary of the company’s philosophy: On the basis of decade-long experience teams of specialists set up customized solutions.

The company was founded under the name of Lexzau, Scharbau in Hamburg in 1879 by Wilhelm Lexzau and Julius Scharbau. In 1992, Jörg Conrad became the owner and active managing director of the international Leschaco Group.

Since August 2021, his children Constantin Conrad (Chief Digital Officer and Member of the Executive Board in the Leschaco Group) and Charlotte Palermo (HR Projects Manager in the Leschaco Group) have also been part owners. At the same time, Constantin Conrad was appointed Managing Director with sole power of representation.

Today the owner-managed medium-sized Company with 73 own offices and more than 2,600 employees in more than 23 countries is there for its customers worldwide. The own network is further strengthened by selected agents all over the world. We are where the industry and the trade need us.

From the Bremen headquarters our employees spread the company’s values: a sustainable orientation towards the needs of the customers, an international presence, a strong quality awareness, and high demands on the own work and on the work of the carefully selected service providers.

In our comprehensive logistics solutions from one source this is demonstrated, among other things, by the high process transparency, made possible by uniform IT frameworks worldwide.

Leschaco is active in the fields of sea- and air freight, tank containers as well as contract logistics. With our worldwide logistics solutions we are a reliable partner of leading companies in the machinery and plant engineering industry, automotive industry, chemical industry and associated sectors, consumer goods, and pharmaceuticals.

Further Information

Lexzau, Scharbau GmbH & Co. KG
Kap-Horn-Straße 18
28237 Bremen
phone (49) 421.6101 0
fax (49) 421.6101 489

Business Units

Sea freight
Air freight
Tank Container
Contract logistics
Intermodal transports
Supply Chain Solutions

Facts and Figures

Founded: 1879
Employees worldwide: 2,600
Offices worldwide: 73
Owner: Jörg Conrad, Constantin Conrad, Charlotte Palermo (born Conrad)

Board of Management:
- Jörg Conrad (CEO)
- Constantin Conrad (CDO)
- Oliver Oestreich (COO)
- Rainer Barthel (CFO)


Leschaco. Forwarding is our passion. Since 1879.

Relying on what is tried and tested - looking for new things.
Together with all companies of the Group we have tested, modified, and adjusted our previous guidelines and principles.

We present to you in which direction we develop, what is guiding us, what we go by, and what we stand for. 

Our vision: 

As an independent and innovative company we are recognized as a global provider of customized logistic solutions.

Our mission:

We are there for our customers, worldwide and at any time. We are committed to meeting the requirements of our customers. With our economic, ecological, and socially sustainable as well as reliable, and high-quality solutions we fulfil this obligation. 

Personal trust in our employees and a respectful treatment of one another in a motivating work atmosphere are the basic requirements for our economic and sustainable power – worldwide.

Board of Management

Information Security​

In an age of digitalized value chains and complete business models, ensuring information security in companies is essential. As a globally active logistics service provider, the topic of security is therefore an integral part of our corporate philosophy. ​ ​

The trust of our customers and business partners in our secure information technologies has absolute priority. To meet these requirements, the Leschaco Group implemented an Information Security Management System (ISMS), which is based on the international standards ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and the relevant legal and industry-specific requirements. This enables us to guarantee the effective and sustainable implementation of information security. This also includes the definition of clear responsibilities and the availability of appropriate resources.

​ The Leschaco Group's security officer is the central point of contact for all security-related issues and regularly supervises the effectiveness and efficiency of the implemented security measures. In this way, we preventively ensure a constant adaptation of the measures to new circumstances in order to be able to counteract possible potential dangers at an early stage. ​

Safety and Quality

A reliable framework

Global logistics providers are situated in a network of complex relationships. The increasing speed of changes on the market, in the society and in technology is creating manifold challenges. A future-orientated company therefore needs a comprehensive regulatory framework that takes into account this network of challenges and that at the same time leaves the necessary leeway for acting in a flexible way.

Leschaco tackles these tasks successfully in accordance with the needs of the customers, of the employees, of the partners, and of the public. We have therefore set up an Integrated Management System (IMS). It serves as a reliable orientation for the group and for our customers.

Leschaco has set itself the goal of providing an excellent performance in the fields of health and occupational safety, transportation safety, environment protection, as well as ethics and quality. The experts here talk in short of HSEQ – which stands for Health, Safety, Environment, Quality. Our IMS takes into account all these aspects on an equal footing and integrates the respective concerns into all management and decision-making processes. The advantage: Instead of several management systems working apart from one another, the IMS provides our customers and us with a clearly structured safeguarding of the desired standards in one system. 

Our Sustainability Management has been awarded with a "Silver Certification" by EcoVadis, an independent agency for assessing the CSR performance of companies. This result places Leschaco among the top 30 % performers evaluated by EcoVadis world-wide.

Besides the integrated quality and environment management systems ISO 9001 and 14001 the areas of safety, health, and ethics become more and more important. Today they are an inseparable part of our business activities and they are the basis for fulfilling demanding services worldwide.


What we offer

Our company thrives on the commitment of every single employee. Relations with our staff are characterized by mutual recognition and respect. Highly committed and motivated employees who are well qualified for their work are the prerequisite for our customer-oriented business in a dynamic international environment. This is a key part of our corporate culture and a basic requirement for our sustained economic success – worldwide.

We want to be an exciting and challenging place to work and our employees know that we value their work. Depending on location we offer a number of other benefits besides remuneration. These range from capital forming payments right from the start of employment as well as pension models and different insurance services to flexible working hours, initial and further training measures to medical services, corporate fitness activities but also assistance in finding accommodation. Where possible, we offer our employees childcare in cooperation with local institutions.

If we have awoken your interest, we look forward to receiving your application.


Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.

When Lexzau, Scharbau was founded in 1879 by Wilhelm Lexzau and Julius Scharbau in Hamburg, followed by the opening of an office in Bremen in 1898, the foundation was laid for the company's 137 years of history.

With the entry of Mr. Herbert Conrad into Lexzau, Scharbau as shareholder in 1959, the connections with Bremen become closer and closer, and are sealed when he becomes sole shareholder in 1970.

The opening of an office in USA in 1978 marks the start of a continual and successful internationalization. Since 1992 Jörg Conrad has been the owner of the Leschaco Group, of which the mother company, Lexzau, Scharbau GmbH & Co. KG, still has its headquarters in Bremen today.

The group of companies has been presented under the umbrella of Leschaco since June 24, 2011.