As a family business almost 100 years old, we are breaking new ground. Because we have a goal: logistics fit for grandchildren and CO2 neutrality by 2028.

Whether through data-driven logistics, the cultural change in the industry or the climate crisis: the world of logistics is becoming increasingly complex – a challenge for us all. “We as a company cannot bear the new challenges alone. That’s why we need multiple perspectives and new thinking to be successful,” Steffen Obermann, head of zufall.lab – our innovation hotbed, explains.

The Logistics Summit: The new trade fair for innovation and digitalisation in logistics

The Logistics Summit is about the future. Unlike LogiMAT – which is about which solutions should be used to become more efficient – here it is about the need for networking in order to remain successful in the face of the challenges ahead.

The sustainability discussion on the main stage was led by Mark Henkel, Managing Director of our Investment Arm zu na mi. Making logistics sustainable – we at ZUFALL anchored this claim in our corporate mission statement. For Mark Henkel, the exchange was therefore a special experience. “To have a discussion with panel guests from business, science and young companies about precisely the topics that are such an important concern for ourselves was a great pleasure for me. It showed that we are not alone and that ZUFALL developed a resilient network in the field of sustainability”.

The sustainability discussion in full length is available here:

Networking to be fit for the future

We need comrades-in-arms who also think logistics in a new way. Because we are convinced that innovation happens at interfaces where people come into contact with each other.

That’s why we visited more than 20 start-ups at the Logistics Summit that dealt with important future topics in logistics. These include:

  • • Sustainable packaging
  • • Autonomous logistics robots
  • • New software solutions

Whether Motion Miners for process improvement, ShipZero for CO2 measurements and management or cooperation partners such as the DigitalHub Logistics, a building with over 80 logistics start-ups in Hamburg – we met many exciting and inspiring people from whom we would like to learn.

The fair was therefore a complete success for us! We are looking forward to meeting our new comrades-in-arms and to shaping the future of logistics together.