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Austrian forwarder in growth mode

[ August 3, 2020   //   ]

Austrian forwarder Gebrüder Weiss has enlarged its location at Maria Lanzendorf, near Vienna, by nearly 5,000sq m to cater for an upsurge in e-commerce business.

The number of consignments in Austria shipped by its Home Delivery segment rose from 173,000 in the first half of 2019 to 235,000 in the first six months of 2020, much of it in the Vienna region. The forwarder also shipped nearly 110,000 more consignments to end customers in the Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Slovakian, Romanian, and Serbian markets between January and June 2020 compared to the same period in the prior year.

It follows the announcement of a new 70,000sq m terminal near Graz, due to open in spring 2021. The €26million development will replace the current location at Alte Poststrasse, which has reached the limit of its capacity. The new facility is also more efficient processes and allows for further development of the Styrian market, including home delivery.

The Austrian forwarder has also increased its presence in Germany by acquiring large parts of the operational business of Bremen-headquartered Ipsen Logistics, for an undisclosed sum and subject to regulatory approval.

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