Gebrüder Weiss Express China aims to triple volume
Service volume up to 25 million parcels expected in 2022; New office opened in Guangzhou
Shanghai-based cross-border e-commerce joint venture Gebrüder Weiss Express China aims to more than triple its service volume to 25 million parcels in 2022 compared to 2021.
After focusing on Central and Eastern European countries in the early years, Gebrüder Weiss Express China now offers last-mile-delivery services in the whole European Union, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Israel, according to an official statement.
An office was opened in Guangzhou with 23 employees in January 2022, the statement added.
"We offer customs clearance and efficient, quick last-mile delivery," says Stan Chen, General Manager, Gebrüder Weiss Express China. "Existing and new partnerships with Chinese and Western e-commerce companies have enabled us to expand our service spectrum. We now cover many of the world's biggest e-commerce markets."
In the Central and Eastern European countries, one of the last mile delivery partners is the parcel service DPD Austria in which Gebrüder Weiss is a partner and shareholder. "We have diversified the choice of service providers, making the overall processes more efficient and targeted to each market.
"We continue to believe in the big potential of cross-border e-commerce. This sector is growing, and we expect that the volume of parcel shipments between China and Western countries will rise in the coming years.
Joint venture partners
Gebrüder Weiss Holding AG, based in Lauterach, Austria, is a global full-service logistics provider with about 8,000 employees at 180 company-owned locations. It posted sales of €2.5 billion ($2.9 billion) in 2021.
Gebrüder Weiss Express China was established in 2020, and developed out of the Gebrüder Weiss China e-commerce department set up in 2017. The joint venture partner is Global Freight Systems China, a cross-border e-commerce company established in Guangzhou in 2004.