About us

CTL – We are there where we are needed.

Cargo Trans Logistik AG regards itself as logistics service provider for your goods transportation. The dispatch of packaged goods is coordinated through the headquarters and is reliably carried out by a strong and seamless partner system throughout Germany and in Europe.

Over 170 renowned and primarily medium-sized forwarding companies process the dispatch of goods through our six ideally located sites. On 350 daily traffic lines, the packaged goods are cost-effectively processed while all resources are efficiently and economically utilised.

You’ve got the packaged goods – our system delivers the possibilities.

Sounds interesting? Then we’d like to invite you for a tour of our company.

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Unternehmenspräsentation

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2021 Opening of the East-HUB
2020 Brand relaunch
2019 Start with today’s senior management team
2018 Anniversary year – CTL celebrates 25 years since being founded / Expansion of the Homberg location
2016 Introduction of the strategy meetings
2014 Introduction of the product CTL Private
2013 Upgrading of the hall technology
2010 Opening of RUP West in 46242 Bottrop
2009 Introduction of the CTL online platform
2008 Building of RUP South-west in 55459 Grolsheim
2007 Building of RUP North in 31867 Lauenau
2006 Building of RUP South in 91589 Aurach
2002 Introduction of the CTL products
2001 CTL becomes a public limited company
1997 Erich Wietzel starts at CTL
1996 Opening of the central HUB in 34576 Homberg Efze
1993 Foundation in Minden, Westphalia
Due to organic growth of our partners, who were able to gain additional customers and quantities or used CTL to a greater extent than in the past, as well as because of the COVID 19 pandemic, a positive network development was recorded overall. At the same time, this very growth formulated a high demand on the system: the quantities in the network must be produced at high quality despite the increase in volume.

In our medium-term planning, volume growth was forecast, but not at this pace. We felt the effect above all at our central HUB, which reached its load limit. Against the background of these volumes and further economic growth, we decided to bring forward the planned expansion and flexibilization of network capacities to autumn 2021 and to bring about an equalisation of consignment flows.

With the opening of the East-HUB, the sixth CTL location, we launched another production channel with our partners, thereby increasing their radius of action in the general cargo market. These options for action are predominantly achieved through flexible production options. Thus, our partners have the option, in combination with cost and quality optimisation, to optimally appear on the market. In addition, we save significantly on CO2, as the east-south/south-east shipments can be produced over much more direct routes via the East-HUB.
At the start of the year, a relatively simple sentence evolved into a vision which was to become very significant to us. The sentence ‘We are there where we are needed’ was the result of all elements which are important to us as CTL and which drive us. We want to guarantee a conscientious implementation of the high standards on the part of the market and partner landscape with the help of a stable and reliable operative basis. One component which supports this vision and transports it to the outside world is a brand which stands out by itself. Modern and easily recognisable, competent and forward-looking, reliable and collaborative. That’s just how we wanted to present ourselves, so we decided on an all-encompassing redesign of our corporate image.

The new image was intended to evoke curiosity in CTL. It was to help recognise why our business model is so important for medium-sized companies, right now and in future. No sooner said than done! Within four months, the idea of a modern and strong CTL brand was turned into a new world of colour and imagery and has been presented on the new CTL homepage since 1 August 2020. In the weeks and months to follow, all corporate divisions, CTL tools and properties will be gleaming in their new colours. What we are looking forward to most is the creative teamwork with our CTL partners.
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of CTL, the setting of the Haydau convent in Morschen was chosen to honour the long-standing existence of the company. The festive event on the evening before the annual general meeting on 24 June 2018 was the perfect opportunity to remember the beginnings of CTL AG, to highlight the developments including all the challenges and successes and to drink to the continual and successful future of CTL AG. A musical entertainment programme rounded off the evening of celebrations.

Furthermore, at the main location in Homberg Efze, a new hall section with an overall length of 130 m, a rehandling area of 3,900 m² and 68 gate systems was put into operation in the anniversary year. This meant that throughout the overall handling space of the hall of 12,000 m², possibilities and capacities for processing up to 1,700 tonnes of goods were created.
In the course of the constantly growing trend of online shopping by private persons, CTL developed the product CTL Private in the year 2014. However the quantities were disproportionate to time and costs, so the product couldn’t maintain itself. A second level in a Homberg hall section reminds us of the time when parcels were processed there with the help of a sorting system and a conveyor belt.
In order to guarantee optimum transparency in the flow of goods, CTL introduced a video scan and tracking system at all its own operations.
The fifth handling terminal, in Bottrop in a rented part of a hall of our partner Spedition Rottbeck GmbH, was gladly put into operation on 1 September 2010. Furthermore, CTL followed the principle of ‘green logistics’ and installed solar panels on the roofs of their own handling terminals Lauenau, Grolsheim, Aurach and Homberg.
The web-based intranet for all CTL system partners (www.ctl-partner.net) has been the key foundation of seamless communication and information flow to this day.
In September 2008 the newly built regional rehandling terminal Grolsheim was brought to life. The year was also characterised by the reorientation of data communication in which the integration of a data converter on a central information platform was implemented. The data communication between the CTL headquarters and the partners has since been carried out exclusively via the so-called BIC-Client <-> BIC-Server connection and therefore ensures optimum data security and efficiency.
With the completion of the RUP in Lauenau on 1 July 2007, our own CTL depot was also installed on site and has since covered the Greater Hanover area for the CTL cooperation. This consistent as well as successful further development was experienced by the intelligent consignment management at the HUBs in terms of load optimisation, the development of international transportation through existing rehandling operations and ultimately the blanket coverage and concentration of the network. The financial crisis also had an impact on CTL with a strong decline in quantities. New work processes were introduced with new services for the partners and a changeover to electronic invoicing.
In the year 2006 the construction of the regional handling terminal in Aurach was completed, moved into and put into operation on 1 September 2006. In addition, the introduction of realtime scanning at the recipient partners in Germany took place. In the second half of the year, a local transportation tariff on the basis of kilometres from depot location was introduced for the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland. Furthermore, an internal loading space exchange for CTL partners was created.
The products CTL Express, CTL XXL, CTL Global, CTL dangerous goods (formerly CTL Explosive) and CTL Sublot were developed from 2002 and established on the market. This involved new challenges which required unusual approaches to solutions. For example the hall was extended with a tent to coordinate the handling process of Express goods in the yard in advance. These extensive developments were reflected in quality certifications and the internal changeover to a professional floor conveyor system, a conveyor and sorting system for part-load consignments and, not least, investment in digitisation. Wireless and seamless scanning without stationary computer was introduced and contributed to the speed and optimisation of handling processes.
The administration building at the system headquarters in Homburg was extended by one floor and an additional 600 m² hall was built as so-called empties hall. The southern RUB moved from Feuchtwangen to Crailsheim at the start of 2003.
2001 Organisational processes and growing flexibility demanded a change in the corporate structure. CTL Speditionsgesellschaft mbH became today’s CTL Cargo Trans Logistik AG, which was able to record around 40 CTL partners in the network to that point. In the same year, the RUP in Gelsenkirchen was put into operation. In addition, the modernisation of the CTL computer centre was carried out by the company Thalmaier in Willebadessen. This teamwork laid the foundation of a future-orientated IT and, not least, a fundamental and trusting cooperation.
The development of a groupage network was accompanied by the ideal location in Homberg Efze, in the middle of Germany. The focus of CTL shifted to the handling of packaged goods and sublot loads. The expansion of the main handling operation (HUB) and the system headquarters in Homberg/Efze was realised. At the same time, the construction of regional handling sites (RUP) in Feuchtwangen and Hanover was decided. The RUPs were designed to decentralise the flow of goods in the CTL system and in order to optimise them for economic and ecological reasons.
1993 Founded as Cargo Trans Logistik Speditionsgesellschaft mbH, CTL dedicated itself to the coordination of direct transportation in the packaged goods and sublot sector. In the years to follow, the HUB system developed from the idea of dividing areas in Germany between cooperating forwarders, handling consignments at a terminal and operating one’s own area with the partners’ consignments.

Our locations

Optimum coverage

System headquarters

Central HUB

Ludwig-Erhard-Straße 15
34576 Homberg/Efze
Germany

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Regional rehandling site

RUP North

Daimler Straße 7
31867 Lauenau
Germany

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Regional rehandling site

RUP West

Rhein-Herne-Kanal 5
46242 Bottrop
Germany

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Regional rehandling site

RUP South-west

Albert-Schweitzer-Straße 3 A
55459 Grolsheim
Germany

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Regional rehandling site

RUP East

Am Jägerhaus 10-14
04158 Leipzig
Germany

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Regional rehandling site

RUP South

Steinauer Weg 7 A
91589 Aurach
Germany

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Our products

Full steam ahead!

Classic

  • CTL standard product
  • Standard time period 24/48 hours

Express

  • CTL premium product
  • 10 a.m. | 12 p.m. | 2 p.m. | Overnight | Saturdays

Sublot

  • Solution for sublot loads
  • Consignments from 2,500 kg to 10,000 kg

Handel

  • Central retail warehouse
  • Uniform processes
  • Optimised cost structure

Home

  • CTL premium product
  • Delivery to private recipient
  • 10 a.m. | 12 p.m. | 2 p.m.
All services

Our vision

Always on the move – what drives us.

There is so much that drives us at CTL. In the end, it is just a simple and yet meaningful sentence which sets its sights on the future and on that which is so important to us: ‘We are there where we are needed.’

We want to fulfil our vision, to combine our strengths with our goals and to implement the new demands from the network and the market on the foundation of a stable and reliable operative basis. We want to be and to support where we are needed.

 

‘The most valuable potential is good employees.’

- Hubert Burda, German art historian and publisher -

Get to know us

We are CTL!

Paul
Walter

CEO +49 5681 9923–45

Francesco
De Lauso

CEO +49 5681 9923-25

Thorsten
Sutt

Manager of network ­­operations +49 5681 9923–33

Tobias
Jüngling

Manager of network ­development +49 5681 9923–49

Carsten
Syndikus

Manager of business ­development +49 5681 9923-28

Ingo
Schäfer

Location manager Homberg +49 5681 9923–30

Pia
Deichmann

Manager of service & dispatch +49 5681 9923–44

Patrick
Haust

Manager of finance & controlling +49 5681 9923–41

Jana
Felde

Executive assistant / Marketing / Events +49 5681 9923–21

Marion
Chudoba

Quality management officer +49 5681 9923–16

Rosaria
Iannuzzi

Insurances +49 5681 9923–34

Peter
Krimmel

Technical manager +49 5681 9923–29

Alexandra
Schelbert

Human resources & HR controlling +49 5681 9923–11

Guido
Söffker

IT-Manager 05681 9923-57

Jonas
Eckhardt

IT coordinator +49 5681 9923–46

Christian
Schanze

Apprentice IT system ­integration 05681 9923–14

Astrid
Zengel

Partner support / System routing +49 5681 9923–40

Andreas
Götze

Dispatch +49 5681 9923–47

Markus
Richter

Dispatch 05681 9923-58

Peter
Kellner

Dispatch +49 5681 9923–27

Susanne
Vogel

Service department +49 5681 9923–15

Nicole
Richter

Service department +49 5681 9923–50

Michelle
Hennighausen

Service department +49 5681 9923–43
Coming soon

Jennifer
Reinboth

Service department +49 5681 9923–61

Gabriele
Krauß

Loading tackle / Service +49 5681 9923–42

Friederike
Ahlers

Apprentice forwarding merchant 05681 9923–13

Stefan
Dieck

Service & dispatch Grolsheim +49 5681 9923–12
Coming soon

Adrian
Rosenmüller

Service & dispatch Lauenau +49 5043 989 0622

Marina
Walter

Data correction / Data invoicing +49 5681 9923–31

Anja
Wehrmann

Accounting / Invoicing +49 5681 9923–24

Simone
Schölling

Accounting +49 5681 9923–12

Kornelia
Leuschner

Accounting +49 5681 9923–20

Lea
Vent

Apprentice business ­administrator for ­office management 05681 9923–19
Coming soon

Lena
Wiegand

Accounting/ Inviocing +49 5681 9923–23

Recep
Akdag

Division manager ­HUB Homberg

Tekin
Dinc

Division manager ­HUB Homberg

Dimitri
Dombrowski

Division manager ­HUB Homberg

Why don’t you join us at CTL?

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