Ideally positioned.
We take on every challenge.

Our mission is simple: To satisfy our customers’ expectations perfectly.

Our greatest strength? Our team of employees. We put our trust in their solid expertise, which enables us to move mountains and to find the right solutions for the complex logistics problems of our discriminating customers every time. For you this means: We know and understand your company’s processes; your goals are our goals.

We don’t just want to function, we want to deliver something new – if possible, every day.

Our team drives it forward

EMO-LOG GmbH was founded in 2011 and is a subsidiary of the globally operating company EMO-TRANS GmbH, headquartered in Filderstadt near Stuttgart. Our workforce currently consists of 90 members, who work at the headquarters in Emsdetten as well as our branch in Münster, Westphalia.

The organization consists of three efficiently interlocking operational divisions:

Contract logistics: Controls goods receiving, warehousing, pick & pack, CEP shipping, and returns management for our customers.

Customs: Provides customized AEO-certified solutions, provides export declarations for clients’ B2B and B2C business, specializes in online/mail order business, handles import clearance, and manages the bonded warehouses.

Transport: Responsible for B2B and B2C goods distribution for customers throughout Europe; this involves daily Swiss and direct shipments.

Hit list

Our team performance results in figures:


More than 40,000 m2 of warehouse space managed (within the teams of partners)


Well over 4 million units moved annually


58,000 import customs clearances / export declarations per year


Over 2.5 million customs clearance items handled per year


Support for more than 100 mail order customers in customs clearance, predominantly in the e-commerce / multichannel sector

Situated in a Winning Location

Logistics from the heart of Europe

The World Bank’s appraisal: “Germany is the most efficient logistics location in the world.” It regularly makes this assessment by surveying 160 countries, most recently in a long-term comparison conducted between 2012 and 2018. The criteria: transport routes, customs clearance, logistics expertise, tracking and tracing, and punctuality.

The German state of NRW – North Rhine-Westphalia – is considered a leading logistics hotspot within Germany. It boasts an excellent infrastructure plus a huge market volume. Covering the area 500 kilometers around NRW’s capital city of Düsseldorf is Europe’s largest sales and procurement market. With approx. 150 million consumers, this market encompasses over a third of the population of the EU and has approx 50% of the purchasing power of the European Union. This is where EMO-LOG operates, with its headquarters in Emsdetten in the Münsterland, the northernmost sub-region of NRW. For more details, see: Transport.

Top logistics base in NRW – central integration of the Münsterland

To provide optimal services, we have a unique pool of resources in the region. Know-how plus skilled workers:

  • The core industry of NRW’s logistics has 348,500 employees.
  • 712,000 jobs in the extended logistics sector (including industry/trade).
  • Over 70 universities, the most concentrated higher education network in Europe.
  • 4,800 students in 45 relevant courses of study, including technical logistics, digital logistics, and trade and production logistics.

Strategic research power

Münsterland offers a wide range of innovative services in supply chain management, warehousing, e-logistics, and contract logistics. Our immediate environment is home to influential scientific institutions that focus on logistics issues.

University of Münster: Institutes for transport studies, trade management, and network marketing; innovative logistics concepts.

FH Münster University of Applied Sciences: Master’s degree program in logistics; develops new information technologies.

In neighboring Dortmund: Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML, the world’s largest and most respected research institute for logistics issues.

The NRW state government supports our industry as one of its defined lead markets that boasts particular strengths and specialization advantages. It is joining forces to further develop our status as the world’s number one logistics cluster. The strength and stability of the federal political system in Germany, especially under the reliable umbrella of EU jurisdiction, is a strong guarantee for our consistently high performance.

Many foreign companies relocate to Germany due to the advantages afforded by its location. A strong region – with sustained political support. There is a high level of cooperation and networking among regional players. They all form valuable resources of knowledge for our customer-oriented solution concepts.

Global network. Reach matters.

Cooperation partners all over the world

As Stefan Ritter, Managing Director Commercial/Seafreight of our parent company EMO-TRANS, writes on the occasion of our 10th anniversary:

We founded EMO-LOG in 2011 to further expand our competencies in the 3PL market. Clearly separating the organization from the business area of air/sea transport gave our team of experts the opportunity to focus on their very specific area and to develop on their own. In the first few years, the business started with a few select customers from the 3PL sector. Over the years, EMO-LOG built up very solid expertise and was thus able to offer new business areas thanks to its individual, customer-oriented solutions. Today, after ten years of great achievements, EMO-LOG has reached a very good level of recognition, gaining market shares in very demanding business areas. Further important operational development steps are in planning.

Stefan Ritter
Managing Director Commercial / Seafreight, parent company EMO-TRANS

Cross-border organization

As a subsidiary of EMO-TRANS GmbH, which was founded in 1965 in Filderstadt, Baden-Württemberg, we have a long history.

One that has been shaped by sustained motivation. And it is a unending series of new and expanded services with constantly improved solutions – one of the results being today’s strategy of EMO-LOG solution logistics.

Our parent company currently generates $500+ million (USD) in annual revenue, is privately owned, and globally independent. Economic activity paired with financial stability is a standard that has proven fruitful for both our customers and the employees of our group.

We are a part of one of the leading suppliers on the globe. In addition, we maintain exclusive and lasting international partnerships. This allows us to cover all customer requirements anywhere in the world.

  • 90 own branches in 17 countries
  • 250 exclusive partners in over 120 countries

Thanks to being situated in the heart of such a strong network, EMO-LOG’s competencies and capacities are cover many areas. You too can benefit greatly from this advantage. You can find more details under Worldwide.