Hellmann and partner create new Swiss forwarding arm

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Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and partner ATS-Hellmann Worldwide Logistics will transfer their air and seafreight activities in Switzerland to Hellmann through the creation of its own Swiss national company.

Hellmann will take over the international air and sea freight services previously performed by ATS-Hellmann at the beginning of 2023.

The move will allow the company to expand its product portfolio and market presence in Switzerland.    

“ATS-Hellmann has been the operating unit for air and seafreight transport in Switzerland since 1991 and is integrated into the global Hellmann network as an independent partner,” Hellmann said.

“As of January 1, 2023, the existing business activities, and the employee base – still headed by managing director Kathrin Kuske – will be transferred to the newly founded Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Switzerland.”

The company also announced that Manfred Schellhammer has been recruited as chairman of the board of directors for the Swiss national company.

“Hellmann will remain in partnership with the ATS Group and will continue to use its services, including airfreight handling,” Hellmann added. “Both companies see this step as a consistent continuation of the long-standing partnership with different focus activities in the future.”

“Through targeted investments in our local service portfolio and in conjunction with our global network, we aim to sustainably strengthen the market presence of Hellmann in Switzerland. By bundling our activities in our own network, our customers who have worked with ATS-Hellmann to date will have even more direct access to our global services,” said Jens Tarnowski, regional chief executive of west Europe, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.  

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]