The international transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss has opened a new Air & Sea office in Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg, and hence 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 approximately 250, also includes regional warehouse and logistics solutions.
Gebrüder Weiss has now 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 because of its good infrastructure and international business contacts.
“Business in our air and sea freight division is developing well, so we decided to plan 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 employees has already increased from 65 to more than 80. By adding staff, the company intends to enhance its services.