Two logistics giants celebrate their brass anniversary. It has now been 45 years since Gebrüder Weiss and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics embarked on their partnership together. Representatives of the two companies came together at the Gebrüder Weiss branch in Vienna, where they looked back on the past and everything that had been achieved.
“What unites us in our long-standing partnership with Hellmann is our commitment to high quality and the desire to create added value for the customer with our combination of expertise,” says Wolfram Senger-Weiss, CEO of Gebrüder Weiss.
“The fact that our partnership with Gebrüder Weiss has developed so successfully over 45 years is thanks in no small way to the employees of both companies, who have shaped this cooperation at various levels through the trust they have in each other’s work,” adds Reiner Heiken, CEO of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.
Together, the two logistics service providers offer comprehensive land transports across Europe. While the cooperation involves Gebrüder Weiss covering Austria, Switzerland, Southern Germany and most of South-Eastern Europe with its own locations, Hellmann serves customers in Central and Northern Germany, Poland, Spain, the UK, Turkey, as well as the Baltic and other Eastern European states.
A successful partnership since 1977
Back in 1977, when borders within Europe were still quite impermeable, the partners initially worked together on customs clearance matters at their branches. This marked the beginning of a collaboration that gradually developed into an even closer one over decades to come. In 2005, they founded System Alliance Europe (SAE), a cooperation of leading medium-sized freight forwarding companies. In 2008, the two companies extended their partnership to Germany as well as numerous Central and Eastern European countries. Ever since, customers have had access to daily transport connections between these regions. The foundations for a 50-year golden anniversary are stronger than ever.