Company History

Since Sostmeier’s foundation in 1927 our enterprise has distinguished itself by its dynamic growth. Starting as a transport company Sostmeier has developed into a quality service provider of logistics solutions, for even the most complicated tasks. We owe this success to our 1000 employees in over 30 branches, who enable future development and growth through their engagement and hard work.

Key dates

  • 2017 Certification of the French and Hungarian establishments according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 : 2015
  • 2017 Takeover of OSNA-TRANS GmbH & Co. KG, D-49078 Osnabrück
  • 2017 Opening of warehouse in Marsan (F- 32270)
  • 2017 Opening of warehouse in Fesches le Châtel (F-25490)
  • 2017 Customs / AEO full audit of SOSTMEIER FR
  • 2017 Activity shutdown in Crespin (F-59154)
  • 2017 Our Sostmeier branch in D-36 Flieden receives the IFS Logistics 2.1 certification
  • 2017 Sostmeier opens a multi-user warehouse in F-57910 Hambach
  • 2016 Our Sostmeier Barcelona branch opens in E-08170 Montornes del Valles
  • 2016 Opening of an establishment in Wesel (D-46485)
  • 2014 Renewal of our ISO 9001:2008 certificate (Management System of Quality) and validation of the 1st step of the ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental Management System)
  • 2014 Purchase of a warehouse of 3 500 m² on Thillay 95500 Val d'Oise Ile-de-France
  • 2014 Purchase of a 25.000 m² plot of land at Hambach close to the SMART plant in Sarreguemines
  • 2014 Customs / AEO audit full of SOSTMEIER France
  • 2014 Opening of our Mercedes Benz center in Perm (RUS-614531)
  • 2014 SOSTMEIER becomes joint partner of company OsnaTruck in Osnabrück MB-Service base
  • 2013 SQAS evaluation of SOSTMEIER Lotte
  • 2013 SQAS evaluation of SOSTMEIER Garonor
  • 2012 Foundation of SOSTMEIER Stadthagen (D-31655)
  • 2012 Continuation of the dealer status Mercedes-Benz Vehicles in RUS-Ural
  • 2012 Foundation of SOSTMEIER Flieden (DE-36103)
  • 2011 Foundation of SOSTMEIER Luxembourg (LU-3515)
  • 2011 SOSTMEIER France obtains the AEO full certificate
  • 2010 Opening of a warehouse in Crespin (F-59154)
  • 2010 Opening of a Multi User warehouse in Tychy, Bierun (PL-43150)
  • 2008 New JIT traffic in Etupes (F-25460)
  • 2008 Receipt of the traders’ status Mercedes-Benz-utility vehicles for the RUS-Ural
  • 2008 Opening of a Mercedes-Benz-garage in Perm (RU-614531)
  • 2007 Foundation of a further location in Dabrowa Gornicza (PL-41300)
  • 2007 New JIT traffic in in F- Mulhouse - Pulversheim (F-68840) and Sochaux (F-25600)
  • 2004 Foundation of the SOSTMEIER Romania s.r.l. with seat in Sibiu (RO-550360)
  • 2003 Takeover of Balutrans AG, CH Basel, transport company + costumers duty agent, border Weil / Autobahn
  • 2003 Location Bierun (PL-43150) starts up
  • 2003 Takeover of the Dirkes & Hegerfeld GmbH, Lemförde, transport Company in the sector of temperature controlled products
  • 2002 eceipt of the IATA License
  • 2002 Certification of SOSTMEIER according to DIN ISO 9001
  • 2001 Foundation of SOSTMEIER Hungaria Kft in Veszprém (HU-8200)
  • 2001 Foundation of FSD United Logistics GmbH Bulk-Handling and ensilage
  • 2000 Certification of the SOSTMEIER GmbH & Co. KG according to [VDA 6.2.] (Automobile Standard)
  • 1999 Commencement of automotive logistic activity in Grugliasco / Turin (IT-10095)
  • 1999 Certification of further establishments according to DIN ISO 9001
  • 1997 Entrance into the Russian market
  • 1997 Extension of the Eastern European transfer
  • 1996 Entrance into the Polish market
  • 1995 Certification of the SOSTMEIER GmbH & Co. KG according to DIN ISO 9001
  • 1994 First assembly operations of security-relevant automobile- accessories and sequenced JIT-supply
  • 1992 Takeover of a former motor traffic company from the privatisation agency
  • 1990 Just-in-Time traffic concept for the automobile industry
  • 1969 First French subsidiary company
  • 1956 Foundation of German subsidiary companies
  • 1927Foundation of the company SOSTMEIER