Sogedim’s story is a tale of expertise, hard work and passion that has seen us grow from a small local company to a leading force in the global freight and logistics market.
An all-Italian success
Strategic investment over the years in personnel, facilities, new technologies and innovative solutions has allowed Sogedim to go from strength to strength. Today, Sogedim is an independent company specialising in Italy-wide and international freight and integrated logistics. Based in the industrial heartland of Milan and with over 35 years’ experience in the sector, Sogedim is the ideal partner for efficient, reliable, made-to-measure logistics and shipping solutions. Today, we can look back with pride at over three decades of passion, professionalism and hard work, having built a brand that is recognised and respected throughout our sector.
Our challenge for the new millennium
Yesterday Milan … tomorrow the world: with years of experience in the field, we now step forward into a new millennium ready to tackle the challenge of a globalised marketplace with our unrivalled expertise in logistics, covering road, air and sea freight.
1984 -A small company is established specialising in transportation for the textile industry in and around Milan. The first warehouse has just 50 m² of floor space!
1985 -Distribution operations in the textile industry are expanded from the province of Milan to the whole Lombardy region.
1986 -Through agreements with regional carriers in the northwest and northeast of the country, services are extended to the whole of northern Italy.
1989 -The company expands its operations, delivering goods in textile-related sectors (chemicals, machinery, etc.) and extending its services and network of agents into central and southern Italy.
1991 -As it continues to grow, the business rebrands itself as So.ge.di.m Srl (an acronym derived from “società per la gestione e la distribuzione merci” – literally, “company for the management and distribution of goods”)
1992 -The company builds its first distribution and storage facility at Bernate Ticino near Milan. This marks its first steps into the field of logistics.
1993 -Sogedim introduces its innovative road-and-rail freight service, effectively becoming a multimodal forwarder.
1994 -Sogedim pushes into the United Kingdom, becoming one of the first multimodal forwarders to take advantage of the Eurotunnel shuttle service.
1996 -Alongside its combined road-and-rail solutions, Sogedim coordinates and sets up groupage road-transport services to and from the United Kingdom.
1997 -Sogedim develops its in-house quality management system; fully compliant with European regulations, it earns UNI EN ISO 9001 accreditation before the end of the year.
2002 -Sogedim acquires a 37,000 m² site at Inveruno near Milan. The company is awarded a prize by the Lombardy Region in recognition of its achievements.
2004 -As the EU continues to expand, so too do the company’s operations outside Italy as it forms new partnerships and launches new groupage routes.
2006 -Work on the new logistics centre at Inveruno begins. It will take eight months to complete.
2007 -The company moves its operations to the new logistics centre at Inveruno.
2008 -Sogedim launches a new division dedicated to air and sea freight. To all effects, it is now a global logistics operator.
2011 -The company’s 5,000 m² logistics and storage facility for emergency care products is opened in Cassinetta (I-20081)
2012 -The company acquires an unused industrial estate in Mesero, west of Milan.
2013 -Sogedim becomes one of the OneExpress pallet-shipping network’s national hubs.
2015 - January -The company transfers all of its cross-docking operations to its new terminal in Mesero.
2016 -The company launches its Temperature Controlled Transport Division and opens its cold storage sortation centre in Santo Stefano Ticino.
2017 -Work begins on expanding the logistics facility in Mesero. In the same year, Sogedim acquires RuhrExpress, a company that specialises in groupage freight to and from Germany and services for international trade events.
2018 -The new hub at Mesero, just outside Milan, is officially opened: costing around 20 million euros, the facility now offers 30,000 m² of indoor space, with over 100 loading bays and easy access to the A4 motorway between Milan and Turin.
2019 -New satellite sites are opened at Ossona, Cassinetta di Lugagnano and Busto Garolfo.
2019 - September -Sogedim acquires I-Dika SpA, an historic transport & logistics company based in Turin, thus expanding the transport services to wine and clothing. New tax warehouse and excise management.
2020 -The company faces the pandemic emergency Covid-19 by continuing their regular transport and logistics activities, meeting market needs and addressing each customer's request with the usual expertise, in conformity with all prescriptions necessary to help reduce the risk of coronavirus infection.
2021 -New tricolor headquarters - New fleet of electric cars - New eco-friendly app - Opening of new warehouses in the area including Mesero2.