Gebrüder Weiss announces new facilities Down Under

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJune 24, 2020

From 1 July 2020, globally active transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss will be represented in the Southern hemisphere for the first time with the opening of national subsidiaries in Australia and New Zealand. 

The future air and sea locations are situated in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland. This move is part of the company‘s global strategy to develop new markets, extending its existing network of locations in East Asia/Oceania.

“As we enter the markets in Australia and New Zealand, we will focus primarily on import business from Asian, American, and European markets,” says Michael Zankel, Gebrüder Weiss regional manager East Asia/Oceania. 

To offer customers in its newest market one-stop logistics solutions, the global transport leader has a presence in each of the region‘s top trading partner countries, which includes China, the USA, Japan, Germany, and South Korea. Business commodities such as vehicles and automotive parts, machines and electronic products, and goods from the food and chemical industries, are imported from the USA, Europe, and Southeast Asia.

“The important thing here is to establish compelling delivery chains in the future, based on our long-standing experience in the logistics market. In this context, we also make sure to tie in with fast-growing transport activities within Asia, and create synergies when it comes to the efficient use of transport capacities,” says Zankel.

Earlier this month, Gebrüder Weiss opened another new office location in Seoul, South Korea. The new sites are an essential addition for the company within East Asia/Oceania, which currently contains 35 locations.