Ours is the history of a company whose growth and success have been driven by dedication and a professional attitude, growing year after year thanks to the excellent standards of its services. From one of many small firms in Lombardy, we have grown to provide services all over the world.
It all started in 1984
Our story began in 1984: from a small shipping company specialising in the textile industry, in 1985 we extended our range of shipping services from the area in and around Milan to the entire region. From 1986 to 1991, our investments focussed on new partnerships with a few regional forwarders in the northeast and northwest of Italy, until we grew to cover all of northern Italy.
1989 was a year of change, when new textile-related markets (chemical and mechanical industries) made their appearance, and our network of agents and services branched out into central and southern Italy. It was in 1991 that our company really came of age: the company’s ownership reached its final form and it was renamed So.ge.di.m. (società per la gestione e la distribuzione merci).
One of the best times in our history was 1994 to 1997, when, driven by increasing experience and a tried and tested service management organisation, we started to develop our approach to intermodal freight transport and expanded as far as the United Kingdom. We can proudly say we were among the first in the industry to use the Eurotunnel under the Channel, with shuttles going as far as the United Kingdom. 1997 was also the year we certified our working processes. Sogedim now implements a quality system based on European standards, and in that year it received UNI EN ISO 9001 Certification.
Meanwhile, our company expanded with new facilities, new areas and new vehicles in its home region.A new area, the new logistics centre in Inveruno, just outside Milan, covers over 37,000 square metres. Our dedication earned us an important prize from the Region of Lombardy, proof that our efforts and entrepreneurial skills are built on sound grounds.
New achievements and new investments between 2002 and 2013 provided increasingly professional logistics and shipping services. New domestic and international services were added to a network of reliable professional agents all over Italy and Europe. The relentless evolution of the shipping world saw us play a major role as partners of important Italian and international networks. In 2013, Sogedim became the northern Italian hub of OneExpress, a pallet
An all-Italian story
Over time, our shipping company has made huge progress through well-considered investments and a great passion for our work. Nowadays, we look back at the important milestones we have achieved in the logistics industry, in a world dominated by multinational corporations.
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