Klaus Bannwarth takes over management of the Wels location from June 1, 2017.

Lauterach / Wels, June 6, 2017. Klaus Bannwarth (42) relocates from Graz to Wels in his position as Branch Manager at logistics group Gebrüder Weiss. The native of Lower Austria has been at the company since his days as an apprentice. After completing his training in Pöchlarn, Vienna and Germany, he was initially responsible for the development of the Eastern European Transports at Gebrüder Weiss in Vienna. He then took over the management of Corporate Sales and Eastern European Transports at the Pöchlarn location. He also served as Key Account Manager International Sales as well as Product Developer for Leisure & Sports Logistics. In September 2012, he moved to Graz to take over as Branch Manager. The former Branch Manager in Wels, Gerhard Füreder, is leaving the company at his own request.

A positive outlook for Wels

“After five successful years in Graz, I am looking forward to taking on a new challenge in Wels. My personal goal is to actively live the idea of ‘Service Excellence’ at Gebrüder Weiss together with my team and to gain an even firmer footing in the market as a full-service logistics provider,” states Bannwarth. As

Branch Manager of the Wels location, Bannwarth will be responsible for managing a team whose head count currently stands at 258 employees. “The logistical conditions at Wels are fantastic, not least due to the ideal location in terms of transport connections. We provide daily connections throughout Europe and our direct rail connection enables us to handle, store and prepare large volumes for last mile delivery within a short space of time. The Gebrüder Weiss Orange Combi Cargo block train operating between Vienna and Vorarlberg stops each day in Wels, presenting another option for the efficient use of intermodal transportation,” says Bannwarth.

At present, the customer base for the Gebrüder Weiss location in Wels primarily consists of companies from the automotive, metal processing and mechanical engineering industries. In future, Bannwarth asserts, the location wants to extend its focus to include high-volume shippers and importers from the non-food sector.