The international transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss has opened a new Air & Sea office in Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg, and accordingly expanded its biggest location in Germany.
The branch near Stuttgart is meant to address companies based in the economically strong region of Rhein-Neckar, in particular, who are now given an opportunity to use combined services in the areas of land transport, air and sea freight, and to benefit from the associated synergies. This includes national and international transports including all import and export technicalities such as customs clearance. The local service portfolio of the branch, with a staff of approx. 250, also includes regional warehouse and logistics solutions.
Present at all German air freight hubs
Now Gebrüder Weiss disposes of a nationwide air and sea freight network in Germany. With five Air & Sea offices in Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart/Esslingen, the logistics expert is present at all major air freight hubs of the country. From a strategic point of view, the German market is very important for the full-range logistics provider offering special services for the automotive industry, not only because it is situated in the middle of Central Europe, but also due to its good infrastructure and international business contacts. With a trade volume of 1,279.4 billion euros (2017), Germany is Europe's uncontested export leader and – apart from China and the USA – one of the world's most important trade pillars.
Wanted: air and sea freight experts
"Business in our air and sea freight divisions is developing so well that we plan to make further investments in Germany," says Andreas Kayser, Country Manager Air & Sea Germany at Gebrüder Weiss. As the expansion progresses, the company is also going to reinforce the staff at all five locations. Since the beginning of 2018, the number of emplyees has already increased from 65 to more than 80. "By reinforcing our teams, we intend to further enhance our services. Accordingly, we are permanently looking for air and sea freight experts," says Kayser.