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 190 renowned and primarily medium-sized forwarding companies process the dispatch of goods through our six ideally located sites. On 500 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.

Company presentation

Convince yourself of the complete area coverage through our 6 handling facilities.



Verschaffen Sie sich ein Bild zur lückenlosen Flächendeckung durch unsere 6 Umschlagbetriebe.

2023 Anniversary - 30 years of CTL
2022 Opening of CTL West-HUB in Düsseldorf
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
2023 was not only an exciting year for us, but also a really special one - we celebrated our 30th anniversary and a number of highlights. CTL started in 1993 with 14 freight forwarders and has developed into one of the largest general cargo cooperations in Germany. Our network now includes 190 partners and we have a total of six optimally located sites where we handle up to 18,000 packages per night. This is what has characterised CTL since day one: We are constantly evolving, adapting to current challenges and are open to new ideas - this was particularly reflected in our anniversary year, in which we exhibited at the transport logistic trade fair in Munich for the first time, reached a new milestone in terms of partner density, completed our top management team and were able to push ahead with topics such as the internationalisation of the network and product expansion.
The continued growth and positive development of the CTL partner companies culminated in the commissioning of a new CTL handling location in Düsseldorf, after the Leipzig location was only implemented in autumn of the previous year. The new location replaced the previous Regional Hub West in Bottrop, which was previously operated by network partner Rottbeck Spedition.

The primary goals were to achieve a noticeable expansion of capacities for the network as well as to permanently strengthen the stability of the general cargo cooperation: "With the new West-HUB, we offer our partners in a challenging region the greatest possible flexibility in order to be able to react optimally to order peaks," explained Francesco De Lauso, CTL board member. Within five months, the entire infrastructure was set up, technical and procedural preparations were made and a staff was established. For in addition to 4,000 square metres of transhipment space in the Rhine metropolis, the expansion of the company's own local transport structures was also planned from the very beginning in order to handle general cargo transports independently.
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

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Regional rehandling site

RUP North

Daimler Straße 7
31867 Lauenau

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Regional rehandling site

RUP West

Reisholzer Werftstraße 52
40589 Düsseldorf

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Regional rehandling site

RUP South-west

Albert-Schweitzer-Straße 3 A
55459 Grolsheim

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Regional rehandling site

RUP East

Am Jägerhaus 10-14
04158 Leipzig

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Regional rehandling site

RUP South

Steinauer Weg 7 A
91589 Aurach

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Our products

Full steam ahead!


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


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


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


  • Central retail warehouse
  • Uniform processes
  • Optimised cost structure


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


Our claim

We demand and offer a high level of quality.

Our sites are certified in accordance with the international standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. To ensure the safe handling of food and animal feed, CTL has integrated an HACCP system at all sites, confirmed by a certification organisation:


‘The most valuable potential is good employees.’

- Hubert Burda, German art historian and publisher -

Get to know us

We are CTL!

De Lauso

CEO +49 5681 9923-25

Garcia Martinez

CFO +49 5681 9923-45


CIO +49 5681 9923-57


Manager of network ­development +49 5681 9923–49


Manager of business ­development +49 5681 9923-28

Peter Richrath

Senior Sales Manager +49 173 451 55 77


Manager of service & dispatch +49 5681 9923–44


Manager of finance & controlling +49 5681 9923–41


Controlling & Business Analytics  +49 5681 9923–26


Depot Manager Düsseldorf +49 211 520344-218


Executive Assistant +49 5681 9923–13


Construction, Facility & Fleet Management  +49 5681 9923–80


Quality Management Officer +49 5681 9923-23


Quality management officer +49 5681 9923–16


Insurances +49 5681 9923–34


Human resources & HR controlling +49 5681 9923–11


Marketing & Events +49 5681 9923–21


Content Creator


Technical Manager +49 5681 9923–30


Facility Manager +49 5681 9923–29


Occupational safety +49 5681 9923–27


IT - System integration +49 5681 9923–14


IT-Projekt-Manager +49 5681 9923–59


Apprentice IT +49 5681 9923–46


Partner support / System routing +49 5681 9923–40


Network ­development +49 5681 9923–32


Dispatch +49 5681 9923–47


Dispatch +49 5681 9923-58


Service +49 5681 9923–43


Service +49 5681 9923–65


Service +49 5681 9923–50


Service +49 5681 9923–42


Local transport Grolsheim +49 5681 9923–81

Sonny Mould

Dispatcher for local transport Düsseldorf +49 211 520 344 212


Service department Düsseldorf +49 211 - 520 344 216


Accounting +49 5681 9923–60


Accounting +49 5681 9923–20


Data correction / Data invoicing +49 5681 9923–31


Data invoicing +49 5681 9923–19


Apprentice office administrator +49 5681 9923-15


Day shift manager Homberg +49 5681 9923–52


Leader of night shift Homberg


Division manager Homberg

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