The organization

XSTAFF – The succesful Cooperative

The increase in members strengthens the position of the purchasing association in the long term

Every successful company has a recipe for success. So what is the secret of XSTAFF GmbH? On the one hand, it is the strength and unity of the cooperative founded in October 2016, in which every member, regardless of their economic size and strength, enjoys the same rights and obligations. In the meantime, almost 50 companies from industry and trade have come together in the association and, as members with equal rights, use the outstanding opportunities of the network. In addition, XSTAFF can do more than other purchasing associations. Thanks to various joint venture locations in Asia and Europe and with the help of over 50 network partners worldwide, we are able to offer our members high-quality logistics services that include almost all modes of transport and transport connections.

This includes sea freight as well as rail, truck and, more recently, aircraft. Cooperatives also need leadership. In our case, this is our management committee, consisting of the four founders and co-founders, which directs the fortunes of the purchasing association. Its specifications in the operative business are carried out by the Management Board, consisting of Bodo Knop (Download Vita as PDFas Chairman of the board and Founder of XSTAFF GmbH, Antonios Rigalos (Download Vita as PDF) Managing Partner XSTAFF GmbH, Stephan Schiller (Download Vita als PDF), Managing Partner XSTAFF GmbH, Sergio Marmol (Download Vita as PDF), Managing Director of XSTAFF Logistics Procurement Iberia S.L. and Sebastian Gastecki (Download Vita as PDF), Managing Director of XSTAFF Poland sp. z o.o.- Katowice, Poland as well as Executive Vice President Division AIRFREIGHT XSTAFF GmbH.

At a glance


October 2016


Bodo Knop (Chairman of the Board and Founder)
Antonios Rigalos (Managing Partner)
Stephan Schiller (Managing Partner)

Company headquarters:

Düsseldorf (Germany)


Düsseldorf (Germany), Madrid and Barcelona (Spain), Hong Kong, etc.

Network volume:

around 100.000 TEU (2021)

Network service provider:

über 50 Unternehmen in Europa und Asien 

Network members:

COOP Switzerland, Colruyt Group, Mango, Tendam, UNISTAFF, Herstellerverband Haus & Garten e.V. a.o.