Austrian logistics giant Gebrüder Weiss opens new office in Hong Kong
Austria-based logistic provider Gebrüder Weiss announced today (3 August 2017) the opening of a regional office in Hong Kong that will oversee the company’s strategic development in the Pearl River Delta and capture the growing opportunities arising from the city’s integration with the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area.
Pictured are the Head of Gebrüder Weiss Hong Kong and Guangdong Province, Mr Michael Zankel (front), and his Hong Kong team.
The company’s new office in Hong Kong and those in Shenzhen, Zhanjiang and Guangzhou will form a strategic loop offering clients comprehensive solutions ranging from air and sea freight to storage and local distribution, plus e-commerce solutions with web shop systems and more. According to the Head of Gebrüder Weiss Hong Kong and Guangdong Province, Mr Michael Zankel, the Bay Area concept is a timely factor behind the latest move, as closer co-operation between cities in the area is expected to accelerate and increase flows of goods.
Mr Zankel said, “The Hong Kong office will oversee the other three offices as part of the Group’s expansion plan on the south coast of China. The Pearl River Delta, with Guangdong Province and neighboring Hong Kong, is one of the highest growing economic regions in China, and is an immensely important logistics hub for Europe and America.”
He added, “Hong Kong is currently ranked the world’s fifth largest container port and Hong Kong International Airport is and continues to be the gold standard in terms of air freight.As a full-service logistics company that operates all over the world, having a presence in the Pearl River Delta including Hong Kong is crucial for us.”
Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion Dr Jimmy Chiang said, “We’re glad to see that a global logistic giant has chosen Hong Kong as its regional office. It will not only be conducive to the logistic industry development in the Pearl River Delta, but also strengthen Hong Kong’s leading position as the premium logistic hub in the region.”
About Gebrüder Weiss
With over 6,500 employees, 150 company-owned locations and an annual turnover of 1.36 billion euros in 2016, Gebrüder Weiss ranks among Europe’s leading transport and logistics companies. In addition to its core business of land transport, air and sea freight and logistics, the company operates a number of highly specialised industry solutions and subsidiaries under the umbrella of Gebrüder Weiss Holding AG, based in Lauterach, Austria. For more information, please visit www.gw-world.com.
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