With effect from September 3, 2018, Karl Meiringer (43) takes over as manager of the Gebrüder Weiss branch in Maria Lanzendorf near Vienna. He succeeds Andreas Zwerger (48), who will focus on his tasks as the new Regional Manager East at Gebrüder Weiss. His responsibility now includes not only the Austrian branches in Maria Lanzendorf, Graz and Pöchlarn but also the national organisation for Slovakia, and tectraxx.
Karl Meiringer began his career with Gebrüder Weiss in 1997 at the Vienna/St. Marx location and took over as Group Leader for Southern and Eastern Europe there in 2001. Various functions as Department Manager in the areas of export and land transport followed. Before taking over as Division Manager for land transport at the branch in Maria Lanzendorf in January 2008, Meiringer was involved in the successful implementation of organisational changes and the establishment of new departments.
“I am delighted that Karl Meiringer is taking over the management of the biggest Gebrüder Weiss branch in the world. He has known this location for many years and has already proved his expert and social skills more than once,” says Andreas Zwerger.
About 780 people are currently employed at the branch in Maria Lanzendorf, at the heart of which is one of the first electric overhead pallet conveyor systems in Europe. Last year, the land transport and logistics divisions handled about four million consignments, mainly for international companies in the high-tech, FMCG, construction and air-conditioning industries. Services include not only national and international land transport and air & sea freight but also individual logistics solutions and direct deliveries to end customers.
Gebrüder Weiss opened its first branch in Vienna in 1898. About a hundred years later, in 1982, the company moved to the terminal in the St. Marx district, and then in 2006 to the newly opened location in Maria Lanzendorf, so far the biggest logistics center of Gebrüder Weiss. It covers a total area of 125,000 km², with 47,000 km² dedicated to logistics.