Hellmann Worldwide Logistics opened its first Austrian Direct Load branch in Kufstein this February. The globally active logistics service provider has already had a successful presence in the Austrian market for 15 years with five branches and a focus on air and sea freight products. In the future, full and partial truckloads will also be dispatched from Kufstein throughout Europe and Austria. Kufstein will thus become part of the existing Direct Load network, which is already represented in eight European countries with more than 40 locations.
As part of its global growth strategy, Hellmann has invested heavily in its Direct Load network in recent years – for example in France, the Netherlands, the Benelux countries, the Czech Republic and Poland. Due to Austria’s central location, the expansion of the network in the Alpine country is of strategic importance. With the opening of the branch in Kufstein, which is a hub for overland transports in Austria due to its favorable geographical location, the logistics provider is opening another notable market in the heart of Europe. At the same time, Hellmann is creating an additional gateway to Southeastern Europe and Italy, which will also significantly strengthen the existing connections to and from Eastern Europe.
“The branch in Kufstein is of strategic importance to us in two respects: on the one hand, by opening up this inner-European hub, we are strengthening our road network and our connections between northern and southern Europe in particular. At the same time, by expanding our product portfolio to include direct load services, we are also further strengthening Hellmann’s competitive position in Austria – a market in which we intend to continue growing sustainably in the future,” says Jens Wollesen, Chief Operating Officer, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.
Since its foundation over 150 years ago, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has developed into one of the largest international logistics providers in the world. With more than 12,300 employees, the company is active in 60 countries and generated sales of around EUR 4 billion in 2021.The range of services includes classic forwarding services by truck, rail, air and sea freight, as well as a comprehensive range of CEP services, contract logistics, industry and IT solutions.