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29/10/2018

Leschaco celebrates 40 Years of operations in Brazil

Sao Paulo, October 2018 - Leschaco, Ltda. (Brazil) celebrated 40 years of company history in Sao Paulo with around 230 invited guests.

Mr. Constantin Conrad, son of Jörg Conrad, the owner of the Leschaco Group who unfortunately could not attend the event himself, opened the anniversary event with his official speech. He was pleased about the numerous guests, who have accompanied Leschaco Ltda. in Brazil in different ways over the past forty years. The guest speaker was Mr Axel Zeidler, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Sao Paulo. In his speech he pointed out, that Leschaco Ltda. has been a reliable logistics partner in Brazil for 40 years now. This is remarkable because Brazil is no easy place to run a company successfully over such a long period of time. Finally, Mr. Alex Geng, Managing Director of Leschaco, Ltda. addressed the participating guests and thanked them for coming. 

The Anniversary party took place in the Trio Pergola, with a fantastic view of Sao Paulo.

In his speech Mr. Constantin Conrad took a look at the 40-year history of Leschaco Ltda. and what has been achieved so far. With door-to-door transports, sea and air freight solutions, customs clearance, outsourcing, project logistics and tank container activities, the company offers the full range of services of the Leschaco Group and has made a name for itself in Brazil as a recognized, reliable and competent partner for logistics services. This is also reflected in the fact that Mr. Alex Geng was offered an honorary position on the Advisory Board of Directors of the ACTC, the National Association of Freight Forwarders, Air Freight Agents, Customs Agents and Multimodal Operators. A great success of the 40 years of activity in Brazil and a recognition for the excellent work of Leschaco Ltda.

With 120 employees and strategically important locations in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and operational offices in Guarulhos, Santos and at Viracopos Airport in Sao Paulo, Leschaco Ltda. is ideally positioned for the dynamic world of transport. In the first quarter of this year, a further sales office was opened in Salvador, Bahia. A further important milestone for the company was the ISO 9001 / 14001 certification, which was successfully completed this year.

At the end of his speech, Mr. Constantin Conrad took a look into the future of the company. “After 40 years of successful presence in south-eastern Brazil and in order to further strengthen and develop the position and importance of Leschaco, Ltda., we will invest this year in a north-south expansion: Office openings are planned in Itajaí, Santa Catarina and Porto Alegre. The business of Leschaco Ltda. is growing sustainably despite the continuing economic crisis in Brazil and it is our goal to continue this positive trend,” he concluded.

Company information: The Leschaco Group is a traditional, owner-managed logistics service provider and offers intercontinental logistics solutions for sea and air freight as well as contract logistics and tank container operation. As proven partner for leading companies in plant construction and mechanical engineering, automotive, chemical and related industries, producers of consumer goods and pharmaceuticals. Leschaco offers comprehensive logistics solutions from one single source. Our globally standardised IT–environment guarantees the required high process transparency. The company was founded under the name of Lexzau, Scharbau by Wilhelm Lexzau and Julius Scharbau in Hamburg in 1879. Today the group comprises 72 own offices, employing around 2,500 people in more than 22 countries worldwide. This network is supported by a carefully selected network of agents. The operating owner Jörg Conrad insists on a sustainable business development. The companies' headquarters are in Bremen.

f.l.t.r.: Oliver Oestreich (COO of the Leschaco Group), Alex Geng (Managing Director Leschaco Ltda., Brazil), Constantin Conrad (Branch Manager Leschaco Iberia, Spain)

f.l.t.r.: Oliver Oestreich (COO of the Leschaco Group), Axel Zeidler (Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Sao Paulo, Brazil), Constantin Conrad (Branch Manager Leschaco Iberia, Spain), Alex Geng (Managing Director Leschaco Ltda., Brazil)

f.l.t.r.: Oliver Oestreich (COO of the Leschaco Group), Constantin Conrad (Branch Manager Leschaco Iberia, Spain), Alex Geng (Managing Director Leschaco Ltda., Brazil)