Skip to content

The Militzer & Münch group

A company that connects worlds
militzer-und-muench-group (22)

The Militzer & Münch Group

A company that connects worlds.

We are where you need us. Our employees always find the right solution for your order. With our individual logistics services, we are on the move for you by road, air, rail and water. We see ourselves as specialists for demanding markets: Challenging multimodal projects are a matter of course for us. Militzer & Münch is actively involved in strategic alliances and cooperation agreements, and is constantly developing to offer its customers innovative logistics solutions.

Over the past century, the small forwarding company founded by Richard Militzer and Werner Münch in Bavaria in 1880 has grown into a logistics group that connects worlds: with committed employees, many years of experience, regional expertise, and the courage to keep breaking new ground.

History

Pioneering spirit, vision and courage

The founders of Militzer & Münch showed pioneering spirit when they laid the basis of the company with rail transports more than 140 years ago. The same applies to the experts of Militzer & Münch who developed the air freight business in the middle of the last century, and in the following decades, established groupage transports by rail and truck to the Middle East.

As early as in the 1930s, Militzer & Münch became the freight agent of major ocean carriers and airlines. In 1949, Militzer & Münch was appointed official IATA agent. This was followed by the opening of new branches, which were crucial for the expansion of the air and sea freight business, such as the branch office in Hamburg and the first air freight center at Frankfurt Airport, which Militzer & Münch opened in 1962.

Militzer & Münch was among the first logistics companies to venture into the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and China for its customers, and to successfully establish its services there. Today, with undiminished enthusiasm, Militzer & Münch continues expanding its service portfolio, and ventures into new domains of logistics.

1880
1889-1918
1923
1929
1930
1938
1949
1955
1962
1965
1970 - 1985
1980
1986
1991
1992
1993
1994
1996
1997
1998
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2008
2009
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
1880
April 1: Militzer & Münch was founded by Richard Militzer and Werner Münch.
1889-1918
Establishment of branches in Selb, Wiesau, Weiden, Zwiesel and Münchberg.
1923
First regular transport between Hof and Oelsnitz.
1929
Establishment of a local cooperation - "Groupage freight office of the Hofer forwarders".
50th anniversary
57 employees
6 branches
1938
Purchase of a disused mill in Hof.
1949
M&M Hof becomes IATA Agent
1955
470 employees
first branch office abroad in Athens
21 branches
1962
M&M opens an office in the cargo terminal of Frankfurt Airport, M&M also starts to carry out transports to and from Afghanistan
1965
M&M truck sets off from Hof for the first time on its journey to Kabul/Afghanistan
Expansion im Ausland
M&M Hellas is founded with Athens as headquarters. M&M France with headquarters in Halluin is founded. M&M AG with headquarters in St. Gallen / Switzerland is founded. M&M Italia and M&M Turkey are founded. M&M truck sets off from Hof for the first time on its journey to Kabul/Afghanistan
100 Jahre Militzer & Münch
1300 employees
32 German branches
24 branches abroad
1986
M&M Morocco with headquarters in Casablanca is founded
1991
M&M Polska sp.z.o.o, based in Warsaw, M&M BG Co. Ltd. in Bulgaria, based in Sofia.
1992
M&M Belarus based in Minsk, M&M Ukraina based in Kiev, M&M Russia based in Moscow are established.
1993
M&M Kazakhstan AG with headquarters in Almaty
1994
M&M China based in Beijing, M&M Turkmenistan Inc. based in Ashgabat, and M&M Kyrgyzstan are established.
1996
M&M Tajikistan and M&M Tunisia, based in Tunis are founded.

The domain: "MUMNET. COM" becomes a household name in the Internet world.
1997
Certification of the QM system according to DIN EN ISO 9002 and M&M Georgia is founded.
1998
General agency of the world's second largest express service FedEx is taken over by M&M Kazakhstan
2000
Official launch of the homepage of M&M. (www.mumnet.com)
2001
Integration of the M&M Group into TransInvest Holding AG in St. Gallen / Switzerland.
2002
M&M now represents FedEx Express in Belarus.

Opening of an independent customs office branch in the terminal of M&M Sofia / Bulgaria.
2003
M&M Morocco inaugurates new freight forwarding facility in Casablanca.
50 Jahre FIATA – Mitgliedschaft
M&M with new cargo terminal and ground handling license at Sofia Airport
2005
125 years of M&M
2008
Expansion of CEP and logistics business in Central and Eastern Europe. Opening of the Tangier branch with a 2,800 m² warehouse.
2009
Tajikistan: The delegation office is transformed into a company. M&M joins CargoLine.
2011
First certification of the M&M Group according to ISO 9001: 2008.
2012
Focus "Silk Road": 50 M&M locations along the Silk Road. New 8,200 m² logistics terminal in Casablanca.
2013
Logo update; inauguration of a new terminal in Rades, Morocco. 20th anniversary at M&M Kazakhstan, M&M Ukraine and M&M Belarus.
2014
20th anniversary at M&M China and M&M Turkmenistan. M&M France puts new terminal in Lyon into operation.
2015
M&M Switzerland celebrates 35 years. Rail shipments from Yiwu, China, to Duisburg, Germany.
2016
New customs terminal in the Tangier Free Zone. New website. 40 years of M&M France and 25 years of M&M Poland. M&M becomes exclusive partner of myAirCargo in Europe.
2017
New logistics terminal in Minsk. 25 years of M&M Belarus. M&M expands Maghreb activities and establishes another branch in Algeria. Award for M&M air cargo Services Bulgaria Ltd.
2018
M&M establishes national company in Sri Lanka. M&M expands network in Germany. Rail transports from Duisburg to Wuhan. M&M Group is DIN ISO 9001: 2015 certified.
2019
New terminal in Paris (storage area: 20,000 m2)
2020
April 1, 2020: 140 Years of Militzer & Münch. New logistics terminal in Belarus.
2021
New Militzer & Münch country units in Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina

FACTS & FIGURES

The M&M Group at a glance

Year of foundation:
1880

Headquarters:
Zwinglistraße 25
9001 St. Gallen
Switzerland
Phone: +41 71 227 15 00
Fax: +41 71 227 15 35
info@mumnet.com
www.mumnet.com

Board of Directors:
Chairman: Michael Albert
Members: Guillaume de Laage de Meux, Hans Reinhard, Frank Müller

Business segments:
ROAD, RAIL, AIR, SEA, PROJECTS

Revenue 2021:
636 million euros

Employees:
Around 2100

Locations:
Around 100 in 32 countries

Warehouse/operating equipment:
Approx. 200 trucks and 400 trailers in Belarus and the Maghreb;
approx. 130,000 sqm warehouses & terminals

Cooperations/Agencies:
CargoLine, FUTURE, Group’99, Global Container Group (GCG), IATA Agent.

Quality that compels

Our quality management is an important instrument to proactively steer Militzer & Münch’s further development and to optimize our processes for the benefit of our customers. Uniform, group-wide quality guidelines, internal trainings and audits ensure a high level of service and form the basis for our certification according to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

Responsibility that matters

Sustainable profitability is of great importance to Militzer & Münch. Thus, we always take social and ecological aspects into account in our daily decisions. Our transport routes are efficient and resource-friendly.

Safety and security that convince

Safety and security in logistics are decisive criteria for smooth supply chain management. This applies to occupational and transport safety, as well as to data and information security. Through various measures, Militzer & Münch is constantly striving to adapt international supply chains to the increasing demand for security.

Doing what’s right

Militzer & Münch pledges to observe an internal Code of Conduct, which is a binding basis for the activities of all our employees. Compliance is part of our corporate culture and the basis of our cooperation with customers, business partners, and stakeholders. We are guided by the highest ethical values and committed to integrity and fairness.

Strategy

We are committed to our promises

A supply chain is only as strong as the people who organize it. That’s a fact we at Militzer & Münch are well aware of. And that’s why rely on our unique network of regional experts and local specialists worldwide.
Family-owned business with long tradition

Militzer & Münch is a family-owned business, founded in Germany over 140 years ago. Through all this time, the requirements of our customers have been the engine that drives us to create ideal transport solutions by road or rail, by air and sea.

Specialist for challenging markets

Thus, we became pioneers: in the 1960s, we were the first to handle overland transports to destinations in the East. And we were among the first to systematically develop the freight forwarding business between Europe, Central Asia and China.

This know-how makes us THE logistics experts for today’s challenging markets. We pledge to get your goods safely to any destination worldwide, be it by air, by sea or overland. No matter where to: we know the way. Worldwide, we operate from over 100 locations in over 30 countries from North Africa to China.

Local expertise combined with international standards

Our secret? We combine local expertise with international standards. Our more than 2000 logistics experts work and live in the places we connect; they are deeply rooted in the local markets and cultures.

Our experts customize individual solutions even for complex projects and exotic destinations. To complement our own company-network, we cooperate with carefully selected partners worldwide to guarantee trustworthy, reliable, and safe shipping.

By people, for people

But no matter how many experts are working for you in the background, to ensure that you always stay on top of things, we provide you with ONE contact person – he or she is your partner along the entire supply chain.

This is how we establish a network that connects worlds for you – born of tradition, by people, for people.