Heppner and Gebrüder Weiss form partnership

Heppner has formed a strategic partnership with the Air & Sea division of Gebrüder Weiss, in order to expand its forwarding and customs services in France and beyond.

This means Heppner has dropped its 20 year partnership with Hellmann Worldwide Logistics as Valentin Jung, head of Heppner’s Air & Sea division, explained. “Operating exclusively with a global network like Hellmann inevitably runs into limits in terms of expansion for Heppner. We now believe we have reached that limit.”

Heppner and Gebrüder Weiss are both family-owned companies leading their respective domestic markets and their international land transport divisions have worked together since 1985.

They state that, with the goal of offering their customers excellent service and maximum agility, they are now joining together to provide them a unique combination of air and sea solutions with global coverage.

Heppner has 11 locations in France, and each year its Air & Sea division organises the shipping of more than 25,000 containers by sea and 15,000 tons via air freight. Gebrüder Weiss has 150 offices in 30 countries and a total of 7000 employees. Its Air & Sea division ships more than 115,000 containers by sea and 58,000 tons of air freight each year.

Through this new partnership, Heppner also opens the door to expanding its air and sea business outside France, particularly in Western Europe and Africa. The new partnership will be fully operational by the end of this year.