Massive expansion measures at headquarters in Jeneč / Investment volume around five million euros
Lauterach / Jeneč - Gebrüder Weiss is further expanding its Czech headquarters in Jeneč, near Prague. Three new warehouses with a total area of almost 9,000 m² will be constructed by the fall of 2017. The logistics provider will thus double its cargo handling and logistics capacities at this location to a total of around 18,000 m². “Since the opening in April 2013, our services in Jeneč have been very popular. The expansion was necessary as we were literally running out of space. Demand in the hazardous goods area has risen, in particular, and we will be able to meet all of it from fall onward,” comments Karel Šindelář, Branch Manager Gebrüder Weiss Jeneč.
Headcount will also be increased and the staff facilities modernized as part of the expansion. The investment volume comes to around five million euros. “Gebrüder Weiss Czech Republic is a strong pillar within the Eastern European group network and its importance has steadily grown over the past 25 very successful years. The expansion of the still young location in Jeneč is just one more proof of this development,” states Harald Prohaska, Country Manager Gebrüder Weiss Czech Republic.
Hazardous goods and high-tech specialist
As one of seven Czech locations of the international transport and logistics provider Gebrüder Weiss, Jeneč provides its customers with the entire spectrum of transport and logistics services, including specialist solutions for highly sensitive products. The customer database therefore includes numerous companies in the high-tech, automotive, and engineering industries. “In addition to performing the usual warehousing activities, Jeneč also meets the toughest TAPA safety requirements and has its own hazardous goods depot. Following the expansion, we will provide our customers with a more comprehensive portfolio, especially in this area, as we will be able to stock even more hazardous goods classes,” explains Mr Šindelář.
Continuing market success in the Czech Republic
Since its entry into the market in 1992, Gebrüder Weiss has successfully established itself in the Czech Republic and been able to continuously increase its turnover despite weak economic developments at times. In 2016, a turnover of around 62 million euros was generated. The number of employees also increased significantly, rising by more than 40 percent in the past ten years alone