Gebrüder Weiss has announced an expansion of services in Central Asia with two subsidiary branches of the freight forwarder Brockmüller in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The 12 existing employees at the Kazakhstan location have many years of experience in national and international project business, as well as regional cargo transportations, particularly in the automotive sector. As of the beginning of March, the two branches are officially being run as the Gebrüder Weiss Kazakhstan location.
Thomas Moser, Director and Regional Manager South-East/CIS at Gebrüder Weiss, said, “We now have the opportunity to offer high service quality to our customers in Kazakhstan and surrounding countries. The new location will function as a central hub for the regions around the Caspian Sea and as a link between Europe, the CIS countries and, in particular, China.”
The company already has its own branches in Georgia, Russia, Turkey and China and offers a weekly groupage freight transport to Turkmenistan. In the medium term, the local services in Kazakhstan will be expanded to include customs, warehouse and logistics solutions, and possible additional locations will be determined.
In addition, Gebrüder Weiss is further expanding in Central Asia by establishing the Gebrüder Weiss East plus competence centre. The new branch in Vienna has emerged from the freight forwarding company Far Freight, which has been part of the Gebrüder Weiss Group since the beginning of 2014. With over 20 years of experience, the employees have specific expertise concerning land transport, project business and heavy goods haulage in the CIS countries and the Middle East, particularly in the automotive sector.
Moser said of the development, “We aim to further open up the historic Silk Road, in other words the road link between Europe and China, with the competence centre. Today, our customers already benefit from established transport routes and excellent know-how on the infrastructure, laws and bureaucracy in these regions.” The GW East plus competence centre is expected to be managed by Peter Gindl, the long-standing managing director of Far Freight, and is due to be home to 20 employees with specialist knowledge in the region.
Source: Gebrüder Weiss