Company History

Company History

The ZIEGLER Group is amongst the European leaders in the field of transportation and logistics. A truly decentralized logistics organization combined with a Group strategy : Think global, act local.

Founded in 1908 in Brussels by Mr. Arthur Joseph Ziegler, ZIEGLER quickly developped to offer quality services in the field of transport and logistics


  • 1919 .

    ZIEGLER was acknowledged as the market leader for wine and alcohol imports from France.

  • 1958 .

    ZIEGLER was appointed as the official transport and logistics service provider for the Brussels World Exhibition. This event was the starting point of a true development and an international evolution. The 60's were characterized by a rapid expansion of the Group in the Benelux, France, the UK and Switzerland.

  • 1986 .

    Presence on the Moroccan market. Today, ZIEGLER MAROC is one of the few Moroccan multimodal operators with own warehouse inside the port of Casablanca.

  • 1994 .

    IATA appointed ZIEGLER as the first air freight forwarder in its classification.

  • 1995 .

    ZIEGLER obtains the Export Award '95, an official recognition from the Belgian Foreign Trade Office.

  • 2000 .

    ZIEGLER Belgium opens a new warehouse in Aalst dedicated to the "Two Wheels Sector" logistics.

  • 2001 .

    The ZIEGLER Group strenghtens its national distribution network in France by taking over Trans Service and Chatel.

  • 2002 .

    ZIEGLER expands in Ireland through ZIEGLER LOGISTICS Ltd.

  • 2003 .

    ZIEGLER FRANCE launches on the french market ZIEGLER AEROSPACE, a specialized division for aeronautic logistics. Germany : Development of ZIEGLER GmbH branch offices, exclusively dedicated to ocean and airfreight activities : Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Bremen and Stuttgart.

  • 2007 .

    ZIEGLER Aalst wins the award Logistics Project of the Year for its developments dedicated to two wheels.

  • 2008 .

    100th anniversary of ZIEGLER Belgium.

  • 2009 .

    SPECIAL FOCUS CHINA : ZIEGLER offers complete logistics solutions for seafreight and airfreight between Europe and the coastal and inland regions in China.

  • 2010 .

    The ZIEGLER network expands in Greece (Ziegler Hellas in Athens), Poland (Sostrana in Warsow) and in South Africa. Through Logisticor with offices in Johannesburg, Durban and Beit Bridge.

  • 2012 .

    New warehouse of 5000 sqm in Casablanca. In South Africa, Logisticor became Ziegler South Africa. Simba Logistics became Ziegler China.