Gebrüder Weiss is expanding its German network as it completed the full acquisition of Nuremberg-headquartered B+A Luft- und Seefrachtspedition GmbH. The new subsidiary, which specializes in import and export of groupage freight containers between Asia and Germany, has been integrated as of 27 June 2023.
“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,” said Robert Stahlschmidt, Country Manager Air & Sea Germany at Gebrüder Weiss.
“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,” he noted.
Freight forwarder B+A was founded in Nuremberg in 1982 and is an expert in international air and sea freight services. It primarily offers project transport and weekly container transports by sea from Asia. Groupage freight containers (LCL) are shipped from logistics centers in China and Taiwan to Hamburg, from where they are then taken by rail to Nuremberg before being delivered to regional companies.
“We look forward to becoming part of an equally sound yet ambitious family business. 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,” says Andreas Tylewski, managing partner of B+A.
B+A will continue to operate under the name “B+A Luft- und Seefrachtspedition GmbH” and the company’s 20 employees will remain, Gebruder Weiss said.
Gebrüder Weiss has been operating in Nuremberg since 2017 and has firmly established its foothold in the air & sea segment. The company provides air and sea freight services at central hubs across Germany, including Hamburg, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Hanover, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, Straubing. The company’s already dense land transport network in southern Germany was further expanded with the acquisition of freight forwarder Rentschler in Baden-Württemberg at the start of the year.