Gebrüder Weiss opened a logistics terminal in the Kreckelmoos industrial estate in Reutte on March 22. The location is specifically designed to meet the requirements of locally based businesses in Tyrol, Austria. This will make the trips for the collection and delivery of import and export goods shorter and more flexible. They reach Reutte directly, are cross-decked and stored there, and delivered via short routes, including as express shipments. Customs clearance as well as air and sea freight services complete the on-site portfolio. The logistics company has invested around eight million euros in the new building, which was completed in less than a year. The location complements the existing Gebrüder Weiss branches in Innsbruck, Wörgl and Hall in Tyrol as well as the Bavarian ones in Memmingen, Waldkraiburg, Passau and Nuremberg.

The Gebrüder Weiss team in Reutte with Günter Schmarl, Branch Manager Tyrol (4th from left) and Hannes Mayr, Regional Director West (5th from left). (Source: Gebrüder Weiss / Harrasser)

Günter Schmarl, Branch Manager Tyrol at Gebrüder Weiss, explains what positive effects this has: “We reduce trips over the busy Fernpass road between Tyrol and Bavaria and provide relief for regional traffic because we bundle storage capacities scattered across the district close to the shippers and recipients of goods. Not only is this more efficient for everyone involved, it is also in keeping with the sustainability and climate strategy of the state of Tyrol, which aims to have regional distribution centers for the collection and delivery of goods.”

Some 30 employees are to be employed in Reutte in the mid-term, and there are also plans to train apprentices here. The terminal obtains most of its energy requirements from a 600-square-meter photovoltaic system installed on the roof of the hall. This system saves eleven tons of CO2 per year and generates clean electricity for a heat pump that is used to control the ambient climate of the logistics center. Gebrüder Weiss aims to operate all of its logistics facilities around the world in a climate-neutral way by 2030, with the company increasingly relying on electricity from renewable sources to this end.

Gebrüder Weiss Reutte at a glance

• Investments: EUR 8 million

• Total plot area: 11,800 m²

• Logistics warehouse: 2,160 m²

• Cross-docking area: 400 m²

• Picking area: 400 m²

• Office building: 600 m²

• Number of charging options for e-vans (3.5 tons): 4

• Heat generation: Heat pump

• Photovoltaic system – collector surface area: 600 m²

• Photovoltaic system – kilowatt hours of electricity per year: 140 kWp

• Photovoltaic system – CO2 saved per year: 11 tons