Gebrüder Weiss strengthens German air and sea network with acquisition
28 / 06 / 2023
Robert Stahlschmidt, country manager Air & Sea Germany at Gebrüder Weiss (left), and Andreas Tylewski, managing director B+A, at the signing of the contract in Nuremberg. Source: Gebrüder Weiss/ Hesse
Austrian logistics company Gebrüder Weiss is expanding its German network by acquiring freight forwarder B+A Luft- und Seefrachtspedition in Nuremberg.
B&A, which specialises in the import and export of groupage freight containers between Asia and Germany, will be integrated into the Gebrüder Weiss network as of June 27.
The company’s 20 employees will be kept on and the company will continue to operate under its current name, said Gebrüder Weiss.
“Nuremberg is one of the top logistics locations in Germany and our German Air & Sea network will be given a particular boost by the acquisition,” said Robert Stahlschmidt, country manager Air & Sea Germany at Gebrüder Weiss.
“B+A’s many years of expertise in the air and seafreight business are a perfect addition to the existing Gebrüder Weiss branch in Nuremberg, which has so far been focused on land transport and logistics.
“This will enable us to offer our customers in the Nuremberg metropolitan region an even more comprehensive range of services.”
“We look forward to becoming part of an equally sound yet ambitious family business. Our employees have excellent, long-term prospects under the umbrella of Gebrüder Weiss. We will in future be able to offer our customers the entire product range of a globally operating logistics company from a single source,” said Andreas Tylewski, managing partner of B+A.
Gebrüder Weiss has been operating in Nuremberg since 2017.
The company provides air and sea freight services at central hubs throughout Germany: Hamburg, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Hanover, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, Straubing – and now also in Nuremberg.
The company’s already dense land transport network in southern Germany was further expanded with the acquisition of the freight forwarder Rentschler, in Baden-Württemberg at the start of the year.