- of Excellence in Logistics
On this day, October 16, in the year 1900, a visionary man named Paul Lehmann embarked on an incredible journey. 25 Danish Kroner (approx. 3,5 EUR) was the amount that Paul Lehmann on that day deposited as LEMAN's first equity from his private account.
At just 24 years old, he founded his freight forwarding company in Copenhagen. Paul's dedication and his valuable industry insights, gained through training both in Denmark and abroad, set the stage for something truly extraordinary.
In an era when freight forwarding was far from commonplace, with many companies predominantly focused on customs clearance, Paul Lehmann made a bold choice. He decided to specialize in forwarding, a choice that would lay the foundation for 123 years of thriving in the logistics and transportation industry.
Since 1900, and throughout our history, we have held one value above all: Personalized customer service. We believe in the people-business of logistics, where relationships matter.
Paul's relentless efforts and countless trips abroad allowed him to forge connections with foreign and domestic partners, establishing a network of relationships that would become the cornerstone of a company that would eventually span across Europe, the United States, and Asia.
Today, as we celebrate our 123rd 'birthday', we are proud to carry forward Paul's legacy of innovation, dedication, and unwavering commitment to our customers. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of our colleagues, partners, and customers who have been an integral part of this remarkable journey.