Gebrüder Weiss continues to invest in the Czech Republic – American Journal of Transportation
Massive expansion measures at headquarters in Jene? / Investment volume around five million euros
Lauterach / Jene? – Gebr?der Weiss is further expanding its Czech headquarters in Jene?, near Prague. Three new warehouses with a total area of almost 9,000 m? will be constructed by the fall of 2017.
The logistics provider will thus double its cargo handling and logistics capacities at this location to a total of around 18,000 m?. “Since the opening in April 2013, our services in Jene? have been very popular. The expansion was necessary as we were literally running out of space. Demand in the hazardous goods area has risen, in particular, and we will be able to meet all of it from fall onward,” comments Karel ?indel??, Branch Manager Gebr?der Weiss Jene?.
Headcount will also be increased and the staff facilities modernized as part of the expansion. The investment volume comes to around five million euros. “Gebr?der Weiss Czech Republic is a strong pillar within the Eastern European group network and its importance has steadily grown over the past 25 very successful years. The expansion of the still young location in Jene? is just one more proof of this development,” states Harald Prohaska, Country Manager Gebr?der Weiss Czech Republic.
Hazardous goods and high-tech specialist As one of seven Czech locations of the international transport and logistics provider Gebr?der Weiss, Jene? provides its customers with the entire spectrum of transport and logistics services, including specialist solutions for highly sensitive products. The customer database therefore includes numerous companies in the high-tech, automotive, and engineering industries. “In addition to performing the usual warehousing activities, Jene? also meets the toughest TAPA safety requirements and has its own hazardous goods depot.
Following the expansion, we will provide our customers with a more comprehensive portfolio, especially in this area, as we will be able to stock even more hazardous goods classes,” explains Mr ?indel??. Continuing market success in the Czech Republic Since its entry into the market in 1992, Gebr?der Weiss has successfully established itself in the Czech Republic and been able to continuously increase its turnover despite weak economic developments at times.
In 2016, a turnover of around 62 million euros was generated.
The number of employees also increased significantly, rising by more than 40 percent in the past ten years alone