About us

Together we take the paths and cross borders!

Together, we take the paths and cross borders!
Together, we take the paths and cross borders!

A Team with a Vision

Strong Network

We, the ALS Group, are a neutral, innovative, internationally operating customs service provider. From declarants to directors, we work as one: constantly in touch with each other to manage the daily needs of our customers and plan future strategies to enhance the services we provide.

Our internal processes are strong, honest and continuously reviewed for improvement.

The ALS values of Trust, Expertise, Integrity and Continuity, are always in focus for every member of our Team, so that we can realise our vision:

To inspire companies to trade with confidence; by creating seamless borders.

We at ALS believe in our people. Their knowledge is our strength. And our strong network allows us to deliver operational excellence across Europe.
ALS Group
Jan Dykhuizen
COO ALS Group
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Corporate Principles

Our principles apply internationally as a guideline for our entire Group

Staff

Motivated and healthy employees are indispensable for us, that's why we ensure fair working conditions.

Quality

Our quality management system monitors and optimises our processes to ensure the highest quality.

Society and environment

Our business activities are based on economic and ecological decisions for the common good of our society

Acting responsibly

We expect our employees to act in accordance with the legal as well as the ethical and moral framework.

Our Mission: Global market leader in Customs Solutions. Providing customers with the most compliant and efficient service. Driven by our innovation, delivered through our passionate people.

Who we are

As a company founded in 1989 with over 30 years of experience in customs, we are well established in the market as an international customs service provider. For decades, we have been committed to long-term relationships and sustainable success. With experience, quality and flexibility, we create suitable solutions for your individual requirements. This commitment is supported by our decentralised organisation, our high level of IT competence and the innovative spirit of our employees.

ALS History

How we started

ALS Warenhandelsgesellschaft GmbH was founded as a subsidiary of Alpina Rheinkontor GmbH. The original services provided, included trade, customs clearance and administration for new companies establishing in the European market. This further expanded into storage organisation and temperature-controlled transport.

ALS Warenhandelsgesellschaft GmbH established a new name, ALS Alpina Logistic Services GmbH with only 7 employees. The company portfolio further expanded into complex customs clearance of food and agricultural products, as well as other industries.

ALS officially opened offices at the Swiss border. Greater expansion on the company portfolio included neutral customs clearance for industry, trade, transport service providers, and fiscal representation.

The founding of the first offices away from the Swiss border were established in the port of Hamburg, Germany and also Hilden, Germany. ALS Alpina Logistic Services GmbH changed their operating name to ALS Customs Services GmbH, which still remains to this day.

ALS Customs Services GmbH awarded AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) status as one of the first companies to achieve this in Baden-Württemberg.

ALS founded ALS Consulting Services GmbH. Offices in Weil am Rhein and Duisburg dealing with matters surrounding AEO, compliance, and customs process management.

ALS Basel obtained the AEO certificate as one of the first companies in Switzerland to do so.

ALS Customs Services GmbH celebrated the company's 25th anniversary, with 10 business sites across Germany, France and Switzerland.

ALS Customs Services expanded its European network by setting up business sites in Antwerp, Belgium and Howald, Luxembourg. Officially obtained 100 employees across the company.

ALS Customs Services GmbH acquired the French customs specialist, Delta Douane.

Further international expansion included Schiphol, Netherlands and Manchester, UK. PSL Freight Limited was acquired by ALS in Dover, UK.

Continued expansion of ALS in Antwerp, Belgium and Maia, Portugal. The acquired PSL Freight Ltd in 2019 was rebranded as ALS Customs Services Dover Ltd.

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