A Short Trip Through DIMOTRANS Group's History

1980

DIMOTRANS is born !

DIMO for Distribution moderne (Modern distribution)

TRANS for Transport

Founder :

Charles Pace

Saint-Quentin Fallavier

1993

Open 1st Overseas office
at the Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport.

1990 to 2000

Exponential growth following the creation of 16 subsidiaries for the Road and Overseas businesses

2000

Logistics

2000 to 2005

Birth and development
of a new profession : Logistics

2005

Salvatore Alaimo

Salvatore Alaimo
becomes President of
DIMOTRANS

2007

The company's managers become its majority shareholders
as a result of a management buyout.

Organisation in 3 Business Units :
Global Transport/Overseas/Logistics
and creation of the Board of Directors.

2008

Merge all subsidiaries under one entity: DIMOTRANS becomes DIMOTRANS Group

Create the Communications Department.

Open the Aerospace Division.

2009

Obtain the Authorised Economic Operator double certification, simplifying Customs procedures as well as security and safety.

Arrive in CHINA through
our subsidiary DT ASIA

2010

Open three offices: Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenzhen (opened in 2011) and Beijing (opened in 2012).


Acquisition of TK: DIMOTRANS becomes a regional leader in Germany/Austria.


2011

ISO 9001-2008 certification.

Acquisition of MTI in Lille, strengthening our French network.

DIMOTRANS group changes its logo.

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1990

2000

2011

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1990

2000

2011

180 000 sq.m of warehousing

51 transit platforms.

4 000 sq.m of transit.

2012

Build new headquarters

2012 à 2015

A strategy of conquest

DIMOTRANS Group's growth has been boosted by acquisitions in France and internationally (no less than 8 in four years) and by strengthening its network of agencies, both nationally and internationally (35 locations in France and close to 15 internationally)

Pyretransit : New airport agency in Toulouse-Blagnac

LDI MORY acquisition : Access to Eastern Europe:
Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary and Romania, as well as
strengthening the Project unit, which has become DT Project

CMA : Development of our activities with Turkey
and the Middle East, with CMA INTERNATIONAL

DIMOTRANS has become the French leader for transport
to and from Turkey
thanks to the integration
of Phoenix Europe Express

The opening of an agency in Bordeaux to
develop the Wine & Spirits activity,
and of two other agencies in Blois and Orleans

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Evolo Strategy

2015 à 2020

Clearly focused on innovation and digital transformation
Development of niche markets (aeronautics,
wine & spirits, e-commerce, fashion)
Pursuing growth by external means

2016

New external growth

2017