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About Us

Company structure, historic background and key events that shaped Gerlach today.
Today Gerlach's European network includes 69 offices with 450 employees.

Gerlach is present in 11 countries:
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom

We have built a trustful collaboration with long lasting partners in strategic locations to provide you full European coverage. Activities match with our product offering: import, export, transit, fiscal representation, statistical declarations (INTRASTAT).

Our product portfolio is expanded to cover all your needs to include value-added services such as customs consultancy and secondment of customs declarants, support in excise duty handling and much more, providing you with everything that has to be done to ensure a smooth and reliable delivery of your international flow of goods.

Gerlach is working hard to be prepared for the big challenges coming up with the Modernized Customs Code and other legal changes. We will expand our pan-European network further and invest in our people's knowledge to offer you the quality and service you can expect from us as your trustful customs service provider.
1881
Gerlach was founded in Bad Bentheim (D) by Corneille Gerlach.

1921
First transports carried out by Gerlach. Expansion of Gerlach's transport business.

1987
Gerlach became part of the Royal Nedlloyd in Rotterdam.
Transport activities were placed within Nedlloyd.
Gerlach continues with its core business: customs formalities.

1989
Gerlach opened new offices at the most important border crossings between Poland and the “new” Germany.

1991
First offices at the Czech – German border

1993
Free trade within EU.

1995
EU enlargement (Sweden, Finland and Austria).

2004

EU enlargement (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania. Malta, Czech Republic, Hungary, Cyprus, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia)

2006
Gerlach 125 years.

2007
EU enlargement (Romania and Bulgaria)

2010
Bulgaria and Slovakia were added offering a wide range of customs products to the local market.


Gerlach is the leading provider of customs service solutions in Europe, with specific expertise and long-lasting experience that simplify even your most complex customs process no matter how large or small your business is.

For all our customers, big or small, we offer tailor made solutions to fit your company profile and needs. We offer our customers fast and reliable service with our pan-European network of highly-skilled customs experts. Our experience and up-to-date knowledge provide you with the level of compliance you need to fully concentrate on your core business.

Gerlach offers you a European wide network, best in class experience and an extensive product portfolio.