Gebrüder Weiss is growing in Slovakia
July 27, 2021
Bratislava/Lauterach, July 27, 2021 – The international transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss is also maintaining its growth course in Slovakia. There, the company can look back on a financial year with strong sales. “The positive development is largely the result of high demand in the e-commerce sector. In addition, we were able to attract important customers who were impressed with our tight network and direct connection possibilities to all European markets,” says René Stranz, Country Manager Gebrüder Weiss Slovakia. In the area of land transport and home delivery, for example, the company recorded an increase in shipments of around 40 percent.
Gebrüder Weiss has responded to the growing volume of shipments by expanding its logistics space at the Bratislava location. There is now almost 20,000 square meters more space on site. In addition to new offices and spacious outdoor areas, the warehouse capacity has been increased by 5,000 square meters (total: 15,000 m2) and the handling area by another 2,200 square meters (total: 6,000 m2). The number of employees also increased by 20 percent.
“This means we are well equipped to smoothly handle shipment peaks, such as on Black Friday, and to meet our customers’ expectations in terms of precision and service quality,” says Stranz.
The logistics company invested around seven million euros in the expansion, taking ecological aspects into account as well; for example, installing an intelligent heating and cooling system and paying attention to LED lighting and low-energy consumption equipment throughout. Looking ahead, the company already has its sights set on possible further growth: an additional area of 10,000 square meters is available for future extension.
The sustainable management of the logistics company was also confirmed in July by the certificate of the rating agency Bisnode / Dun & Bradstreet. Gebrüder Weiss received the maximum score and is therefore one of the “Top Rating Companies” in Slovakia. Under this category, the renowned credit rating service provider groups together such companies that are characterized by financial stability and high creditworthiness.
Gebrüder Weiss has been represented in Slovakia since 1993 and today operates four locations there with around 180 employees. Many of its customers come from the high-tech, automotive and e-commerce sectors. In the coronavirus year of 2020, they were also able to win a major international customer from the cleaning technology sector.
About Gebrüder Weiss
With more than 7,400 employees, 170 company-owned locations and an annual turnover of 1.77 billion euros (2020), Gebrüder Weiss ranks among Europe’s leading transport and logistics companies. In addition to its core business of land transport, air & sea freight, and logistics, the company operates a number of highly specialized industry solutions and subsidiaries under the umbrella of Gebrüder Weiss Holding AG, based in Lauterach (Austria) – including the logistics consultancy firm x|vise, tectraxx (industry specialist for hi-tech businesses), dicall (communications solutions, market research, training), Rail Cargo (railway transports), and the Gebrüder Weiss parcel service GWP, co-shareholder of the Austrian company DPD. This bundling of services allows the corporate group to respond to customer needs quickly and flexibly. Today, having implemented a variety of environmental, economic and social initiatives, the family-run company with a 500-year history is also considered a pioneer in sustainable business practices.
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