Peter Amberger, the father of the current chairman of the supervisory board founded a haulage company in Ingolstadt back in October 1945 and then expanded it into a medium-sized truck-based haulage company. His son Peter also started to show a keen interest in the company, which had four long-distance trucks and twelve employees, at an early stage. The young engineer joined the parental haulage and warehousing business after he completed his studies in 1971.
Spedition Amberger took over the delivering of spare parts to dealers in Bavaria and the Hesse / Saarland regions for major customers such as Audi. A total of 33 trucks were used solely for the daily spare parts deliveries and the return of replacement parts.
Around 45 trucks were needed in 1978 when the service was expanded to include VW dealers in the same regions. This service became the basis for a general cargo service that covered the Bavaria and Hesse regions. This haulage company quickly grew to 650 employees based at 14 facilities. Other well-known customers such as Schlecker, BMW, Rewe and Hipp also trusted Amberger’s logistics services. The haulage company then became a logistics company with 50,000 m² of storage space.
In 1985, 25 medium-sized transport companies, including Amberger, joined together to create the LOG Sped cooperation, which merged together just five years later. Amberger sold his share in the company in 1994. At that point Amberger Spedition had around 600 employees and generated a turnover of nearly DM 140 million. As early as 1995, Amberger, together with the Schoeller brothers, acquired Trans-O-Flex AG, an express delivery service with a turnover of almost DM 1 billion. After the implementation of a successful restructuring process, Trans-O-Flex was sold to Deutsche Post AG in 1998.
The businessman then acquired MDSG, a subsidiary of the Department of Defense, and converted this company into the LOXXESS Group. His son, Dr Claus-Peter Amberger, joined the company in 2004 after he completed his studies and took over as CEO just five years later. His sister, Christina Thurner, also joined him on the company’s management board.
Today, LOXXESS stands for customized logistics and fulfillment solutions. The logistics specialists build, finance and operate specific logistics centers that meet the relevant customer needs. An example: LOXXESS implemented a 40,000 square meter logistics center for Wacker AG in Burghausen in just nine months and 1,300 tons of products have been stored in and retrieved from it since then. A total of 28 sites were established in this way in Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland.
Christina Thurner and Dr Claus-Peter Amberger have held a total of 74.8 percent of LOXXESS shares between them since December 31, 2010. The remaining shares continue to be held by the founder, Peter Amberger, who as Chairman of the Supervisory Board is available to the company in this advisory and supervisory function.
In March 2016, Amberger Familien GbR, together with Schoeller Holding, re-acquired the trans-o-flex logistics group from Austrian Post.
After becoming a finalist in the 2019 German Logistics award, LOXXESS AG won the European Logistics Award, which is awarded by the European Logistics Association (ELA), in 2020. The main focus of the LOXXESS application was our “SMILE” logistics concept, which LOXXESS has developed as a sustainable solution for successfully overcoming the logistical challenges associated with e-commerce.
Since May 2021, Christina Thurner has held a seat on the board with equal voting rights alongside her brother Dr. Claus-Peter Amberger and is responsible for the Projects and IT units and sites in northern and eastern Germany. In August 2021, LOXXESS expanded its long-standing holding as the largest shareholder in LOXXESS Pharma GmbH and acquired 100% of the shares in the pharmaceutical supply chain logistics specialist.