Gebrüder Weiss continues to expand its competence towards Central Asia and is taking over the two subsidiary branches of the freight forwarder Brockmüller in Almaty, Kazakhstan. With the new location in southern Kazakhstan, the international transport and logistics company is closing a geographical gap between Europe and China and strengthening its own network in Central Asia.
The 12 employees at the Kazakhstan location have many years of experience in national and international project business, as well as regional cargo transportations, particularly in the automotive sector.
As of the beginning of March, the two branches are officially being run as the Gebrüder Weiss Kazakhstan location.
“We now have the opportunity to offer high service quality to our customers in Kazakhstan and surrounding countries. The new location will function as a central hub for the regions around the Caspian Sea and as a link between Europe, the CIS countries and, in particular, China,” explains Thomas Moser, Director and Regional Manager South-East/CIS at Gebrüder Weiss.
The company already has its own branches in Georgia, Russia, Turkey and China and offers a weekly groupage freight transport to Turkmenistan. In the medium term, the local services in Kazakhstan will be expanded to include customs, warehouse and logistics solutions, and possible additional locations will be determined.
The group is further expanding its local expertise in Central Asia by establishing the Gebrüder Weiss East plus competence centre. The new branch in Vienna has emerged from the freight forwarding company Far Freight, which has been part of the Gebrüder Weiss Group since the beginning of 2014. With over 20 years of experience, the employees have specific expertise concerning land transport, project business and heavy goods haulage in the CIS countries and the Middle East, particularly in the automotive sector.
“We aim to further open up the historic Silk Road, in other words the road link between Europe and China, with the competence centre. Today, our customers already benefit from established transport routes and excellent know-how on the infrastructure, laws and bureaucracy in these regions,” explains Thomas Moser. The GW East plus competence centre will be managed by Peter Gindl, the long-standing managing director of Far Freight.