The international transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss is also maintaining its growth course in Slovakia. There, the company can look back on a financial year with strong sales. “The positive development is largely the result of high demand in the e-commerce sector. In addition, we were able to attract important customers who were impressed with our tight network and direct connection possibilities to all European markets,” says René Stranz, Country Manager Gebrüder Weiss Slovakia. In the area of land transport and home delivery, for example, the company recorded an increase in shipments of around 40 percent.

New warehouse, more employees

Gebrüder Weiss has responded to the growing volume of shipments by expanding its logistics space at the Bratislava location. There is now almost 20,000 square meters more space on site. In addition to new offices and spacious outdoor areas, the warehouse capacity has been increased by 5,000 square meters (total: 15,000 m2) and the handling area by another 2,200 square meters (total: 6,000 m2). The number of employees also increased by 20 percent. “This means we are well equipped to smoothly handle shipment peaks, such as on Black Friday, and to meet our customers’ expectations in terms of precision and service quality,” says Stranz.

The logistics company invested around seven million euros in the expansion, taking ecological aspects into account as well; for example, installing an intelligent heating and cooling system and paying attention to LED lighting and low-energy consumption equipment throughout. Looking ahead, the company already has its sights set on possible further growth: an additional area of 10,000 square meters is available for future extension.

High economic stability

The sustainable management of the logistics company was also confirmed in July by the certificate of the rating agency Bisnode / Dun & Bradstreet. Gebrüder Weiss received the maximum score and is therefore one of the “Top Rating Companies” in Slovakia. Under this category, the renowned credit rating service provider groups together such companies that are characterized by financial stability and high creditworthiness.

Gebrüder Weiss has been represented in Slovakia since 1993 and today operates four locations there with around 180 employees. Many of its customers come from the high-tech, automotive and e-commerce sectors. In the coronavirus year of 2020, they were also able to win a major international customer from the cleaning technology sector.