Lauterach/Esslingen - 12.04.2012
Gebrüder Weiss completely takes over freight forwarder Wilhelm Diehl GmbH & Co. A contractual agreement, subject to approval by the relevant competition authorities, was signed and sealed by both companies on Wednesday, 11 April 2012. The company, based in Baden-Württemberg and with offices in Esslingen, Untermünkheim, Karlsruhe and Tuttlingen, will be integrated into the Gebrüder Weiss network (region West) as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
About Gebrüder Weiss
With more than 4,650 employees, 158 company-owned locations and an annual turnover of over one billion euros (2011), Gebrüder Weiss ranks among the leading transport and logistics companies in Europe. In addition to its core business of overland transport, air & sea freight and logistics, the company also operates a number of highly specialised industry solutions and subsidiaries under the umbrella of Gebrüder Weiss Holding AG, based in Lauterach (Austria). These include the logistics consultancy company x|vise, tectraxx (industry specialist for hi-tech businesses), inet-logistics (software solutions for TMS transport management), Railcargo (railway transport) and the Gebrüder Weiss parcel service, GWP, a shareholder in the Austrian company DPD. This bundling of services allows the Group to respond to customer needs quickly and flexibly. Having implemented a variety of ecological, economic and social initiatives, the company, which is still family-owned and has a history going back 500 years, is considered a pioneer in terms of sustainable business.