Silk Road expansion: Gebruder Weiss grows its distribution network in Russia

Logistics provider enters into an exclusive partnership with JDE / nationwide general cargo consignments throughout Russia / With the expansion of its Silk Road network, Gebruder Weiss links China even closer to Russia and Europe

SHANGHAI and MOSCOW, March 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The international transport and logistics company Gebruder Weiss now offers its customers land transports to all regions of Russia, securing the delivery of general cargo across the world's largest country with its new and exclusive partner JDE (Zheldor Ekspeditsiya). The general freight carrier JDE has one of the largest domestic networks in the country with 244 locations in Russia alone.

Established transport routes for an area of some 17 million km2

"Many of our international customers have set up their own production locations in Russia, where they now also have distribution activities. Our cooperation with JDE means that we have a well-established partner on the Russian market who has a strong land transport network and sound logistics expertise, as well as thorough knowledge of the local customs," says Thomas Moser, Director and Regional Manager Black Sea/CIS at Gebruder Weiss.

The partnership means that JDE's customers have direct access to the international network of Gebruder Weiss - and thus to the markets in Central and South-Eastern Europe, as well as those in China, South East Asia, Central Asia and the USA.

From Kaliningrad to Vladivostok

In view of its enormous size and geographical location, Russia is a key market for Gebruder Weiss and its customers - particularly with regard to the company's Silk Road strategy, i.e. expanding Central Asian locations and transport links between China and Europe. With the recent expansion, Gebruder Weiss links China even closer to Russia and the West and offers transports from China to all parts of Russia.

Gebruder Weiss is a Silk Road pioneer: The company already has its own locations in countries located to the south of Russia, such as Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and China. The logistics company has had a presence in Russia since 2013, currently operating three locations, with the service portfolio there including air and sea freight, as well as customs, in addition to land transport by truck and railway.

Gebruder Weiss offers nationwide groupage freight transports throughout Russia More

About Gebruder Weiss

With more than 7,100 employees, 150 company-owned locations and an annual turnover of 1.67 billion euros (2018), Gebruder Weiss ranks among Europe's leading transport and logistics companies. In addition to its core business of land transport, air & sea freight, and logistics, the company operates a number of highly specialized industry solutions and subsidiaries under the umbrella of Gebruder Weiss Holding AG, based in Lauterach (Austria) - including the logistics consultancy firm x|vise, tectraxx (industry specialist for hi-tech businesses), dicall (communications solutions, market research, training), Rail Cargo (railway transports), and the Gebruder Weiss parcel service GWP, co-shareholder of the Austrian company DPD.

This bundling of services allows the corporate group to respond to customer needs quickly and flexibly.

Today, having implemented a variety of environmental, economic and social initiatives, the family-run company with a 500-year history is also considered a pioneer in sustainable business practices.

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About JDE

JDE was founded in 1995 and today is one of the largest logistics service providers for general cargo and parcel services in Russia.

244 branches and a network of more than 10,000 parcel distribution centres provide a high level of coverage throughout Russia.

3,000 employees, 1,500 trucks and 600 railway wagons owned by the company guarantee delivery on time and adapted to the respective region.


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