A modern family business based in Munich, BARTH+CO has been a byword for reliability and first-class service quality in the transport and logistics sector since 1959. Over the past 60 years, our logistics group has grown from a classic freight forwarder with expertise in fashion logistics to a full-service provider for transport, supply chain management, warehousing and consulting. Over 400 dedicated, highly qualified staff ensure that we meet the needs of our customers in every way.
But we don't just specialise in international transport. BARTH+CO's portfolio of services ranges from worldwide collection logistics to managing production transport, right through to distribution in Southeast Europe and Turkey. Moreover, with our IT-supported warehouse logistics, we provide end-to-end services for the wholesale and e-commerce sector. Our entire services portfolio is based on economic, environmental and social sustainability in order to create new opportunities for future generations. Furthermore, the principles of sustainable corporate development help us safeguard the future of our family business.
BARTH+CO serves highly discerning customers who are looking for intelligent transport solutions. Our experience, expertise and cross-border networks set us apart as a one-stop shop for tailored, full-service logistics. Don't just take our word for it. Take advantage of our multifaceted expertise as an international logistics company.
BARTH+CO – linking the past and the future
A short overview of the company's development
BARTH+CO was founded in 1959 by Karlheinz Barth and Karl Scherbauer in Munich. The company initially concentrated on importing fabric from Italy, transporting it by road for the first time and not by rail, as had been standard practice until then. BARTH+CO soon emerged as an international logistics group with a special focus on fashion logistics. The two founders continued to expand their business with Italy and many other European countries. In addition, they succeeded in establishing a strong network in South-East Europe and Turkey. Today, BARTH+CO offers not just international transport, but provides end-to-end supply chain solutions covering the entire range of logistics services from warehousing, picking and packing, through to returns management and e-commerce fulfilment. The company's mutual trust and close cooperation with partners based all over Europe lay the foundations for services of the very highest quality. A modern family business, BARTH+CO is currently managed by Peter Barth. His sons, Christoph and Alexander Barth, are the third generation to be part of the company.
The company relocates to its own logistics facility in Heimstetten at the beginning of the year
The Düsseldorf branch is established
Alpha Trans München is launched as a joint venture with Alpha-Trans Frankfurt
DTL is established
The Reutlingen branch office opens in April
The Nuremberg branch is founded in May
Relocation to the new logistics terminal in Hallbergmoos in July
Acquisition of all shares in alpha trans
The new logistics facility in Dormagen opens for business
Start-up of the warehouse location in Romania, Oradea
The logistics warehouses and transit terminals are reconstructed, with LEDS installed throughout, in January
Commissioning of the photovoltaic system at the Hallbergmoos head office in March
alpha trans is established in Hong Kong
Purchase of electric vehicles to serve the cities of Munich and Nuremberg from December
Opening of the delegation office in Izmir, Turkey, in April
Autostore is put into operation at the Hallbergmoos head office in November
Cooperation with Plant-for-the-Planet