The Munich-based freight forwarder Robert Kukla has expanded its activities in Spain where it recently opened a subsidiary under the name of Kukla España S.L. in Bilbao. The company will be managed by Borja Lopez, who previously worked for the Mac Andrews shipping company.
The expert in short-sea shipping has ten years' experience in the industry. With its new presence in Spain, Kukla intends to coordinate the multi-modal container shipping by truck, rail, sea-going vessel even more efficiently and promote its growth on the Iberian Peninsula.
Spain has already become Kukla's most important market today. The freight forwarder handles more than 8,000 containers a year via Bilbao, La Coruna, Vigo, Seville, Cadiz, Algeciras, Malaga, Cartagena, Valencia and Barcelona. In carrying out this business, Kukla also uses its own 40´-pallet-wide containers with an internal width measuring 2.43 metres. The company also fosters cooperations with nine shipping lines as well as various activities in road haulage and warehouse logistics.
So far the large customer base in Spain has been served directly by Munich headquarters, with Kukla working together with various Spanish agents. "We now want to operate in our largest market under our own name", explained Knut Sander, managing partner of Robert Kukla GmbH.
Alongside Bilbao, the Munich-based company also operates subsidiaries in Stockholm, Hamburg, Berlin, Rotterdam, Genua and Moscow.
Robert Kukla GmbH Internationale Spedition headquartered in Munich is specialised in multimodal shipping as well as the tank and truck business in western and eastern Europe, and has extensive experience in warehouse logistics. The company was founded in 1941 and, with its workforce of around 110 employees, operates on a global scale in a tight network of highly experienced cooperation partners.