Letter from the CEO Raben Group
We believe that relations based on mutual honesty build a better tomorrow. We want every kilometre covered by our trucks to bring us closer to a better future and social welfare.
Ewald Raben CEO Grupy Raben
we are a logistics operator and, thanks to our own international network of connections, we can offer services tailored to individual needs of our customers in 12 European countries. The company was founded in 1931, it is made up of an experienced and committed team of over 10,000 people, and it transports more than 13 million shipments across Europe every year. We have 8,500 means of transport at our disposal and about 1,150,000 m2 of diversified warehouse capacity. However, our beginnings were quite humble. We started as a small Dutch family company. Today, the values characteristic of family-owned organizations are still important to us, which positively affects employee engagement and customer loyalty to the brand.
Based on our own example, we can say that a family-owned company has an advantage over other businesses because it treats customers and employees as family members. That is why we offer logistics “with a human face”. Partnership and loyalty are part of this style of cooperation, which in many cases has continued for years. That is why, when drafting the most important company documents, the Mission, Vision and Values, we had the customers in mind above all else. In turn, the approach to employees visible in family companies makes them feel more connected with us and it is the reason why they identify with the company goals. Among the positive aspects of family-owned companies, one should mention the focus not just on financial results, but also on planning for the long-term development and the quick decision-making process. We support this approach with strategic actions, i.e. the dialogue sessions we have been conducting with our stakeholders since 2015, with particular emphasis on the aforementioned customers, employees, but also drivers cooperating with Raben Group on a daily basis.
As a socially responsible company, we care about ethics in the entire value chain while building an organizational culture based on honesty, transparency and mutual respect. In business, one of the elements that guides us is the fair play approach. Fair play is a universal principle which works not only in sports. We believe that relations based on mutual honesty build a better tomorrow. We want every kilometre covered by our trucks to bring us closer to a better future and social welfare. Therefore, every year we invest in more efficient and environmentally friendly transport solutions, we plant trees neutralizing tons of CO2, and we also transport thousands of pallets for Food Banks free of charge. We believe that it will help us actively support the implementation of the UN sustainable development goals: responsible production and consumption, economic growth and climate action.
Responsible transport is necessary.
CEO Raben Group