300 employees work at TMG, covering a wide range of transportation and logistics services including taxi services, long distance transport, construction site logistics and bulk transport using MEILLER tippers.
TMG stands for „Taxen, Gütertransport und Mietwagen“ (taxi, transport of goods and rental vehicles) but could also stand for „Transport mit Güte“ (quality transport). The company arose from a taxi business. In 1991, after the German reunification, Bernd Ehrlich and a friend founded TMG with a few cars, trucks, vans and two truck tractors. A strong economy in Bitterfeld helped to secure orders. “One of the biggest chemical plants of the GDR, IG Farben, was located in Bitterfeld”, explains Ehrlich. TMG was able to acquire suitable property in the area.
The beginning was not easy. “We were naive”, says experienced businessman Ehrlich. For many years, TMG used to be number two in the market. Then his partner had to leave the business for health reasons. Still, the company continued to grow and thanks to a flexible strategy became market leader in the region. A high degree of flexibility is required, explains Ehrlich. The company owner seems very calm and relaxed but is full of energy and urge to accomplish new things. He knows how to operate all tippers and vehicles, an entrepreneur with a hands-on attitude. Having implemented a new logistics concept including storage, transport and delivery, he now occupies a niche that ensures long-term planning security. “The order situation can change every day and one has to adapt to the changing situation”, says Ehrlich.