the company started operations and since then a systematic aspiration to quality has served as the leitmotif of both its management and development. Accordingly, the presentation in 2018 to INTERCARGO, as the only forwarding company, of the Quality Austria Award for 25 years of uninterrupted ISO 9001 certification, represented a special honour.
This standard, which revolves around efficient and lasting customer and process orientation, currently represents one of the most successful international management systems, and is regarded as the parent norm for a variety of derivatives.
At the presentation ceremony, Konrad Scheiber, CEO, Quality Austria Trainings-, Zertifizierungs- und Begutachtungs GmbH stated that: “Certification over more than two decades demands the indispensible capabilities constituted by stamina, thoroughness and the will to constantly strive for success.”
Helfrid Mooshammer provided considerable assistance to Andrea Gassner, a student at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, through valuable information and discussions during in-depth research for her thesis on “Major problems during the introduction of total quality management at forwarding companies.”
saw the commencement of INTERCARGO’s sponsorship of the hakzwei training company of the Salzburg Commercial Academy, LTS Logotrans Salzburg, International Forwarding, which represents active social commitment and efficient youth development. Moreover, every year four wining teams receive Motivation Prizes.
a logistics workshop was held in cooperation with Spar and the Upper Austrian Fachhochschule (FH). The practice-oriented, specialist discussions were chaired by Doris Ecker, the Project Manager of the International Logistics Management Department at the FH in Steyr. The focal points of the workshop included the use of available resources for the purpose of achieving clearly defined quality, efficiency and cost advantages. In addition, the entire logistics sequence was subjected to an internal process analysis. The related suggestions for improvement were professionally documented for practical realisation.
Helfrid Mooshammer was accepted into the Austrian "Senat der Wirtschaft" (SDW). The “Senat der Wirtschaft” (SDW) constitutes the Austrian section of the Global Economic Network and was constituted in 2008 under the auspices of the SDW president and former Austrian deputy-chancellor Dr. Erhard Busek and Dieter Härthe, who became its chairman. The SDW membership consists of leading figures from the spheres of business, science and social affairs. The think tank’s innovative ideas, concepts and projects are targeted on eco-social responsibility within a global context and in particular focus on the fields of business and industry, education, health and ecology.
Christian Hochegger joined INTERCARGO’s executive management. His professional competence is based on long-term experience as a planner and subsequent planning, forwarding and executive management responsibilities at two logistics companies. Among other activities, together with his team, Christian Hochegger is expanding INTERCARGO’s pan-European truck operations.
saw Christian Hochegger join the management of INTERCARGO as its second executive partner.
In the same year, INTERCARGO was presented with the Quality Austria Award as the only forwarding company to have possessed uninterrupted ISO 9001 certification for 25 years.
INTERCARGO became a member of the ELVIS AG logistics network (European Association of International Haulage Companies). This European full-load cooperation includes over 180 medium-sized forwarding and shipping companies and for INTERCARGO generates numerous synergetic effects, which are of considerable benefit to its customers. For example, the organisation disposes over a fleet of more than 17,000 trucks in over twenty European countries and its services range includes part-load, full-load, volume load and building material networks, as well as a pallet portal.
The network also administers pilot projects and teamwork with institutions of higher education and scientific bodies. More detailed information regarding Europe’s largest logistics association can be accessed here.