Becoming an international logistics company

FAMILY TRADITION

Founded in 1946 in Iserlohn, WINNER is now run by the third generation of owners – Gudrun Winner-Athens and Willi Winner. During the last decades we have developed from a regional carrier to an international logistics company. With 21 branches and over 450 employees in Germany, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic and Austria.

Our company is located in the leading economic region of South Westphalia with central connections and in the immediate vicinity of the Ruhr area. In order to become more and more efficient, we have always been investing sustainably in our company. We monitor the entire process chain for you – with identical, perfectly networked branches, our own modern fleet and fully trained staff.

Founded in 1946 in Iserlohn, WINNER is now run by the third generation of owners – Gudrun Winner-Athens and Willi Winner. During the last decades we have developed from a regional carrier to an international logistics company. With 21 branches and over 450 employees in Germany, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic and Austria.

Our company is located in the leading economic region of South Westphalia with central connections and in the immediate vicinity of the Ruhr area. In order to become more and more efficient, we have always been investing sustainably in our company. We monitor the entire process chain for you – with identical, perfectly networked branches, our own modern fleet and fully trained staff.

1946
Founded by Hugo Winner and his son Willi

1949
Son Rudolph joins the company

1950s
Start of scheduled services to northern Germany; start of warehouse logistics services

1958
8 long-distance concessions form the foundation of transports all over Germany; construction of the first handling facility in Iserlohn

1960
Start of network development in Germany by founding the Hamburg office

1960er / 1970er
Development of regular services to southern Germany and international land transport

1978
Foundation of the branch Neunkirchen / Saarland (move to Bexbach 1987)

1979
Willi Winner jun. joins the company in third generation

1980
Foundation of the Nuremberg branch (move to Fürth in 1999)

1981
Gudrun Winner, daughter of Rudolf Winner, joins the company; construction of the handling hall in Iserlohn-Letmathe

1982
Foundation of the Berlin branch

1984
Gudrun Winner-Athens and Willi Winner jun. become managing directors; strategic refocusing as a specialist for steel, non-ferrous metals and long goods

1986
Purchase of the current administration building as company headquarters

1993
Foundation of the Bitterfeld branch

1994
Foundation of the Coswig and Rackwitz branches

1995
Gudrun Winner-Athens and Willi Winner jun. take over the sole corporate management of the company

1999
Accelerated expansion of European land transport

2000
Start of the European network development by founding WINNER Spedition Italia S.r.l., Verona / Italy

2003
Foundation of the branches Hemer and Sachsenheim (relocation to Illingen June 2008)

2005
First WINNER train crosses the Alps to Italy; foundation of the Mannheim branch

2006
Foundation of WINNER Spedition Polska Sp. Z o.o. in Nowe Skalmierzyce / Poland

2007
Launching the second WINNER train from NRW to Verona, Italy v.v.

2008
Foundation of WINNER Spedition CZ s.r.o., in Praha / Czech Republic

2010
Introducing of a comprehensive quality management

2011
Foundation of the Mönchengladbach branch

2012
WINNER receives the AEO certificate; foundation of the Lüdenscheid branch, the 14th branch of the German domestic network

2014
Commissioning of the new WINNER forum as office and training building; WINNER Spedition passes SQAS auditing with success

Secure

Think and develop further.
WINNER cargo security. 

We do not only secure your goods according to the legal regulations. In addition, we continue to develop the principle of cargo safety. For example, with specially developed coil units: these are used in combined transport with up to 30 tonnes of payload and combine maximum safety with maximum efficiency. For optimum load securing, our fleet of vehicles uses stabilizing side braces, vertical supports in the outer frame, coil supports in the coil trough, multi-lipped outer frames and heavy duty lashing rings on the loading area.

Controlled

Take responsibility. Protect high quality.
WINNER Goods Safety.

In times of increasing crime regarding theft, industrial espionage and vandalism, we take responsibility for high-quality goods. That’s why product safety is of key importance to to us. All our properties are secured with infrared-based video surveillance – this is one of many integral parts regarding our quality standards. Thanks to our status as an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO), we benefit from various simplifications in regards of security-related customs controls. The AEO certificate can be downloaded in our download area.

Trained

Knowledge and responsibility.

WINNER Team.

Well-trained professionals are responsible for your products and all of our employees have excellent expertise. Continuous training and courses in all company branches ensure that our employees are not merely good, but rather as good as possible. Warehousemen, drivers and logisticians – each of our employees acts responsibly and in line with our corporate philosophy.

Powerful

Technology at its highest level.

WINNER Fleet.

Our fleet consists of 150 motorcars – most of which are equipped with Euro 6 engines –, 600 swap bodies and 400 coil semitrailers with sliding roofs. These can be loaded from the side as well as from above and are suitable for multimodal traffic. Professional loading and unloading in combination with our high standards in terms of cargo security ensure that your shipments arrive safely. Our own professional motor vehicle garage with 15 employees makes sure that our 1,000 in-house vehicles are always in perfect technical condition.

Reliable

Gapless and reliable.

WINNER Shipment Tracking.

We transport a lot of different, often unpacked goods. To enable a complete tracking, we have created a tailor-made, individual system. Thus, we offer you an optimized tracking in your own network with NVE barcode scanning for incoming and outgoing goods, a customized IT connection via dial-up and GPS-based truck tracking of all our units.

Future-oriented

Economic and ecological.

WINNER Sustainability.

The WINNER company trains do not only stand for highest efficiency in combined freight transports. With the combination of road and rail, we also relieve the strain on roads and traffic.

  • Every day over 100 fewer trucks on the road. 
  • Reduction of road congestion by 1,302,960 km every week. 
  • CO₂ savings of 57 grams per ton and kilometer (that’s 22 tons CO₂ on the Wuppertal – Verona line)

Secure

Think and develop further.
WINNER cargo security. 

We do not only secure your goods according to the legal regulations. In addition, we continue to develop the principle of cargo safety. For example, with specially developed coil units: these are used in combined transport with up to 30 tonnes of payload and combine maximum safety with maximum efficiency. For optimum load securing, our fleet of vehicles uses stabilizing side braces, vertical supports in the outer frame, coil supports in the coil trough, multi-lipped outer frames and heavy duty lashing rings on the loading area.

Controlled

Take responsibility. Protect high quality.
WINNER Goods Safety.

In times of increasing crime regarding theft, industrial espionage and vandalism, we take responsibility for high-quality goods. That’s why product safety is of key importance to to us. All our properties are secured with infrared-based video surveillance – this is one of many integral parts regarding our quality standards. Thanks to our status as an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO), we benefit from various simplifications in regards of security-related customs controls. The AEO certificate can be downloaded in our download area.

Trained

Knowledge and responsibility.

WINNER Team.

Well-trained professionals are responsible for your products and all of our employees have excellent expertise. Continuous training and courses in all company branches ensure that our employees are not merely good, but rather as good as possible. Warehousemen, drivers and logisticians – each of our employees acts responsibly and in line with our corporate philosophy.

Powerful

Technology at its highest level.

WINNER Fleet.

Our fleet consists of 150 motorcars – most of which are equipped with Euro 6 engines –, 600 swap bodies and 400 coil semitrailers with sliding roofs. These can be loaded from the side as well as from above and are suitable for multimodal traffic. Professional loading and unloading in combination with our high standards in terms of cargo security ensure that your shipments arrive safely. Our own professional motor vehicle garage with 15 employees makes sure that our 1,000 in-house vehicles are always in perfect technical condition.

Reliable

Gapless and reliable.

WINNER Shipment Tracking.

We transport a lot of different, often unpacked goods. To enable a complete tracking, we have created a tailor-made, individual system. Thus, we offer you an optimized tracking in your own network with NVE barcode scanning for incoming and outgoing goods, a customized IT connection via dial-up and GPS-based truck tracking of all our units.

Future-oriented

Economic and ecological.

WINNER Sustainability.

The WINNER company trains do not only stand for highest efficiency in combined freight transports. With the combination of road and rail, we also relieve the strain on roads and traffic.

  • Every day over 100 fewer trucks on the road. 
  • Reduction of road congestion by 1,302,960 km every week. 
  • CO₂ savings of 57 grams per ton and kilometer (that’s 22 tons CO₂ on the Wuppertal – Verona line)