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About Us

DGM Miami is part of the larger DGM family, which has been doing business for 32 years, distinguishing itself as the premiere solution for the handling of and education about dangerous goods and hazardous materials in the Florida area and beyond.

Backed by the DGM brand, which spans dozens of countries worldwide, DGM Miami offers not only comprehensive packaging, crating, warehousing, and documentation services, but also expert consultation and in-depth training (both in-person and online) in the area of dangerous goods protocols and regulations.

Our top priority at DGM Miami is to bring safety and peace of mind to our customers, which include respected businesses and partners in a wide range of industry sectors: logistics, chemical, oil and gas, energy, and freight forwarders, as well as air, road, and maritime transport companies.

Whatever your dangerous goods needs are, DGM Miami has you covered.

Our Mission

DGM Miami strives to be the most reliable dangerous goods service provider group in the industry, as well as the proactive and proficient advisers our customers need in order to remain safe, compliant, and successful when dealing with hazardous cargo.

As a worldwide organization, DGM holds itself to a quality standard that is second to none, dealing only with reputable partners, following all regulations, remaining innovative and dynamic, and providing a consistent customer experience in every office in every country every time.

DGM’s Timeline

  • 1987

    DGM was established in The Netherlands by its founding father, Frank Petillon. Frank began his career in the airline industry, working for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. He later left KLM and moved on to the freight forwarding industry, where he would eventually start his own forwarding company, Air Cargo Express, based in Amsterdam.

  • 1987

    Once ACE was well established, Frank saw an opportunity to offer professional expertise to an industry dealing with complex and conflicting regulations for the transport of hazardous goods. So he created a separate division at ACE that would focus entirely on the development of dangerous goods initiatives, and this is how DGM (Dangerous Goods Management group) was born.

  • 1988

    The following year, DGM broke away from ACE and became its own entity, expanding its scope of services to provide comprehensive technical, shipping, packing, and documenting solutions for carriers transporting dangerous goods by air, land, or sea.

  • 1990

    Frank Petillon established DGM Support to provide additional technical, marketing, and other support functions to the DGM Global Network, a growing umbrella organization. Expanding by way of a franchise model approach, DGM Support has to date established the DGM brand in as many as 37 countries and over 50 independent network offices worldwide, all using the same brand name, core operating principles, and stringent standards.

  • 1997

    DGM Services, Inc. was founded in the United States by Jean Petillon and Marc Petillon and based in Houston, Texas. To better serve their customers, DGM expanded the scope of services to accommodate a range of product lines from General Cargo to Project Cargo to On-Site Packing. Today, DGM Services, Inc. has 4 locations in the U.S.–Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and Miami–as well as associated office locations in New York and Chicago.

  • 2006

    Founder Frank Petillon passed away. However, his vision continues to guide the growth and development of the DGM network around the world.