With a groundbreaking ceremony in mid-June, Gebrüder Weiss has officially started construction works for extending its Austrian location in Maria Saal near Klagenfurt. On a total area of more than 9,000 m², the following months will see the construction of two additional logistics halls (2,300 m²), new office premises (750 m²), and a paved circulation area (6,000 m²). The extension had become necessary because existing capacities were almost exhausted thanks to a very positive order situation.
“By extending our location, we are taking decisive steps to set the course for the sustainable development of Gebrüder Weiss in Carinthia, and committing to economic growth in the region at the same time,” says Markus Ebner, Branch Manager of Gebrüder Weiss Maria Saal. The company invests some 4.1 million euros in the extension of the location and is planning to complete the same by the end of 2018.
This expansion is already the fourth stage of extension at the Maria Saal location and the second-largest extension project in the 26 years history of Gebrüder Weiss in Carinthia. The logistics company has been operating in Carinthia since 1992. The logistics portfolio ranges from land transports via air and sea freight through to individual logistics solutions.
Last year, Gebrüder Weiss Maria Saal handled more than 320,000 shipments from and to Carinthia – with a further tendency to increase. An increase is noticeable in the area of delivery to private customers, in particular, with Gebrüder Weiss being the Austrian market leader in this segment with its GW pro.line home home delivery service.
Today, the logistics company employs some 100 people in Carinthia; 150 transport vehicles are in use every day. Within the scope of the expansion, new jobs are meant to be created as well: in the areas of load planning, warehouse, handling, and transport.