Germany Automotive 3PL Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Germany Automotive 3PL Market is segmented by Service (Transportation, Warehousing, Distribution, and Inventory Management, and Other Services), Type (Finished Vehicle and Auto Components).

Germany Automotive 3PL Industry Overview

Germany Automotive 3PL Market size
Study Period: 2019 - 2028
CAGR: > 5 %

Major Players

Germany Automotive 3PL Market top players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Germany Automotive 3PL Market Analysis

Germany is Europe's number one automotive market in production and sales terms, accounting for around 25 percent of all passenger cars manufactured and almost 20 percent of all new registrations. Germany also boasts the largest concentration of OEM plants in Europe. There are currently 43 OEM sites located in Germany. Eighteen of the world's 100 top automotive suppliers are German companies and Germany is the European leader in car production too. With the huge R&D expenditure over new innovative technologies such as Electric vehicles. The German automotive industry is likely to gain huge momentum in the coming years.

Germany has been witnessing an increase in automotive parts sales because of the growth of hybrid and electric vehicles in the last few years, and the government is also supporting the development of self-driving vehicles in Germany. In the EV segment, in the year 2020, Germany became the largest European market for electric vehicle sales. German cars are in demand globally and this is a key factor behind the country's automotive logistics industry. Because of the increased international trade in auto components and hybrid cars, the domestic and international 3PL market is likely to expect a huge growth. Post corona pandemic the market sentiment in automotive segment has become strong.

Germany Automotive 3PL Industry Segments

Germany Automotive 3PL market covers different segments in the entire supply chain- Transportation, Warehousing, Distribution, and Inventory Management, and Other Services. The industry also covers the electric vehicles and batteries sector. A complete background analysis of the German automotive 3PL market, which includes an assessment and contribution of the sector in the economy, market overview, market size estimation for key segments, key countries, and emerging trends in the market segments, market dynamics, and key component flow statistics are covered in the report. The report also covers the impact of COVID -19 on the market.

By Type
Finished Vehicle
Auto Component
By Service
Inventory Management
Other Services

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Germany Automotive 3PL Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Germany Automotive 3PL Market according to our research experts:

Automotive Exports driving logistics market

Germany is the second most populous and the largest economy in Europe, and there are technically 74 ports in the country, major ones being, ports of Hamburg, Duisburg, Rostock, and a few others. Cars are one of the most traded goods in the world, and Germany, going by its reputation in the automobile industry always had consistent growth in this segment. Export expectations in the manufacturing sector of Europe’s largest economy rose in July, with the automotive industry among the biggest winners. It is a boon for a sector that has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

The car industry, the spearhead of Germany’s export-driven economy, had taken a beating from the pandemic that halted production at some sites during a lockdown that came as companies were already struggling to shift away from diesel- and petrol-powered cars toward “green” electric vehicles. Daimler flagged signs of recovering demand for top-end Mercedes-Benz models and electric vehicles. Volkswagen said it expects slight growth in China's premium car segment this year.

Germany Automotive 3PL Market trends

Electric vehicles in German automobile market

According to the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) says that in the month of October, for the first time, electric vehicles accounted for 30.4 percent of new vehicle registrations. Germany witnessed registrations of 178,800 cars in October, of which 54,400 were electric vehicles. That's due to the current dynamics of the market. The profit margins for electric vehicles are currently quite high. That's because the German state subsidizes the purchase of EVs with up to 6000 Euros. In August 2021, Germany reached its target of one million registered battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, as per the government resources. Volkswagen plans to sell 50% EVs by 2030 and nearly 100% by 2040, while Daimler, which owns the Mercedes-Benz marque, is planning to go all-electric by 2030. MW, meanwhile, expects fully electric vehicles to account for at least 50% of global deliveries by 2030.

Germany Automotive 3PL Market growth

Germany Automotive 3PL Market Competitor Analysis

The German automotive 3PL market is a highly competitive market. Germany leads in the automobile sector, and the domestic automotive third-party logistics companies like Honold are technologically advanced and compete with major international players like Deutsche Post DHL. With important international ports being in Germany, the international logistics sector is an important part of the German economy. With a boom in electric car markets and hybrid cars, the market for the major 3PL companies in the automotive segment is getting more competitive.

Germany Automotive 3PL Market Top Players

  1. Hellmann Worldwide Logistic

  2. Rhenus Logistics

  3. Rudolph Logistics Group

  4. DHL Post

  5. Kuehne + Nagel International AG

  6. DB Schenker

  7. Dachser

  8. Honold

  9. DSV Panalpina

  10. Geodis

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Hellmann Worldwide Logistic, Rhenus Logistics, Rudolph Logistics Group, DHL Post, Kuehne + Nagel International AG

Germany Automotive 3PL Market Recent Developments

June 2021: Gefco expanded its Wiesbaden service parts center in Germany. Gefco has expanded its automotive service parts warehouse in Wiesbaden, Germany to 10,000 sq.m and plans to roll out industry 4.0 technologies there in the coming months. It said it was looking to make service parts logistics more efficient by testing warehouse management systems and digitalizing workflows, with the Wiesbaden parts center acting as a testing ground for machine learning, artificial intelligence, and internet-of-things (IoT) technology.

November 2021: Volkswagen plans to build a new state-of-the-art factory close to its global headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. The plant would build a flagship full-electric car code named "Trinity" designed to close the technology gap to Tesla and challenge traditional rivals with highly automated driving features. The factory would produce about  250,000 cars annually and would be less complex than retooling existing operations,

Germany Automotive 3PL Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study


    1. 2.1 Analysis Methodology

    2. 2.2 Research Phases



    1. 4.1 Technological Trends in the Automotive Logistics Market

    2. 4.2 Spotlight - Effect of E-commerce on the Traditional Automotive Logistics Supply Chain

    3. 4.3 Insights into the Automotive Aftermarket and its Logistics Activities

    4. 4.4 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market (Short-term and Long-term Effects on the Industry as well as regional economy)


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

    3. 5.3 Market Opportunities

    4. 5.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

    5. 5.5 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    6. 5.6 Government Regulations and Initiatives

    7. 5.7 Technological Developments


    1. 6.1 By Type

      1. 6.1.1 Finished Vehicle

      2. 6.1.2 Auto Component

    2. 6.2 By Service

      1. 6.2.1 Transportation

      2. 6.2.2 Warehousing

      3. 6.2.3 Distribution

      4. 6.2.4 Inventory Management

      5. 6.2.5 Other Services


    1. 7.1 Overview (Market Concentration Analysis and Major Player)

    2. 7.2 Company Profiles

      1. 7.2.1 Hellmann Worldwide Logistic

      2. 7.2.2 Rhenus Logistics

      3. 7.2.3 Rudolph Logistics Group

      4. 7.2.4 DHL Post

      5. 7.2.5 Kuehne + Nagel International AG

      6. 7.2.6 DB Schenker

      7. 7.2.7 Dachser

      8. 7.2.8 Honold

      9. 7.2.9 DSV Panalpina

      10. 7.2.10 Geodis

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

  9. 9. APPENDIX

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Germany Automotive 3PL Market Research FAQs

The Germany Automotive 3PL Market is studied from 2019 - 2028.

The Germany Automotive 3PL Market is growing at a CAGR of >5% over the next 5 years.

Hellmann Worldwide Logistic, Rhenus Logistics, Rudolph Logistics Group, DHL Post, Kuehne + Nagel International AG, DB Schenker, Dachser, Honold, DSV Panalpina, Geodis are the major companies operating in Germany Automotive 3PL Market.

Germany Automotive 3PL Industry Reports

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