Gebrüder Weiss has opened a new home delivery freight handling facility near Vienna, as it has seen growth in e-commerce due to different consumer behaviour during the Coronavirus crisis.
The company has added 5,000 sq m of handling space to its facility in Maria Lanzendorf, near to Vienna, Austria. “In mid-July we put the transshipment warehouse for the Home Delivery division into operation. In Maria Lanzendorf we handle around 40% of the total Austrian volume of shipments delivered to end customers,” said, Karl Meiringer, Branch Manager Maria Lanzendorf at Gebrüder Weiss. The construction costs for the logistics facility amount to €6.8m.
“Measuring 2020 by normal standards is naturally still difficult to do. However, the increase in e-commerce consignments shipped to our customers, is one which we have boldly followed with our services in the Home Delivery segment,” said Jürgen Bauer, Member of the Management at Gebrüder Weiss.
The company has seen an increase in many Middle and Eastern European markets as well, with nearly 110,000 more consignments were shipped by Gebrüder Weiss 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.
Source: Gebrüder Weiss
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