In a move which is said to strengthen its German Air & Sea network, Gebrüder Weiss has announced the acquisition of B+A Luft- und Seefrachtspedition GmbH in Nuremberg.
Founded in Nuremberg in 1982, freight forwarder B+A is an expert in international air and sea freight services.
It offers project transports and weekly container transports by sea from Asia, among other services. The groupage freight containers (LCL) are shipped from logistics centres in China and Taiwan to Hamburg, from where they are then taken by rail to Nuremberg before being delivered to regional companies.
Gebrüder Weiss has been operating in Nuremberg since 2017, having since also gained a foothold in the German air and sea market, operating services at central hubs including Hamburg, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Hanover, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich and Straubing.
Robert Stahlschmidt, country manager Air & Sea Germany at Gebrüder Weiss, said: “Nuremberg is one of the top logistics locations in Germany and our German Air & Sea network will be given a particular boost by the acquisition.
“B+A’s many years of expertise in the air and sea freight business are a perfect addition to the existing Gebrüder Weiss branch in Nuremberg, which has so far been focused on land transport and logistics. This will enable us to offer our customers in the Nuremberg metropolitan region an even more comprehensive range of services.”
Andreas Tylewski, managing partner of B+A, said: “Our employees have excellent, long-term prospects under the umbrella of Gebrüder Weiss. We will in future be able to offer our customers the entire product range of a globally operating logistics company from a single source.”