Project logistics market spurs freight forwarder’s expansion
Bremen-headquartered logistics and freight forwarding services provider, Drewes Logistics, has made the call to expand its network with two new branches in Austria and the United States. Both locations bring the company closer to the mechanical and plant engineering cargo flows. The company said it does not plan to stop there with more locations planned.
In Austria, the company has decided to set up shop in Dornbim, Vorarlberg region, to be closer to several large international mechanical and plant engineering companies. Drewes Logistics already has a long-standing relationship with a number of these companies and is handling their worldwide exports.
“We have maintained close economic relations with Austria for more than 70 years and also represent the interests of the residents of the Alpine state with our consulate in Bremen,” says managing director Patric Drewes. “Now we are also represented entrepreneurially with a branch office in Austria to get even closer to our customers.”
The management of the new branch will be taken over by Fabio Buzzi, who was born in Austria. He is now building up the Drewes team there. “My goal is to consistently expand our customer base from Austria, but also Switzerland, and to increase the service level,” Buzzi said.
Across the pond, in Savannah, United States, Drewes Logistics has called up Lisa Beerens to manage a new office. Beerens previously worked in the Business Development and Projects department at the Drewes headquarters in Bremen.
“This region has been very interesting for us for a long time because of its high volume of cargo for mechanical and plant engineering,” says Drewes, explaining the choice of location. “This applies both inbound and outbound.”
In addition to project cargo, Drewes Logistics will also take care of the container and breakbulk business from Savannah.
For Drewes Logistics, the two new openings mark another important step in its international expansion. Most recently, Drewes Logistics integrated new branches in France. “The market for project logistics is proving to be very robust and attractive for us, which is why we are investing in our market presence,” explains Drewes, adding, “We are already planning the next two overseas locations, which will then bring our network to 11 branches.”
The two overseas locations being planned currently are China and Egypt, according to Drewes.
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