Gefco plans to end its national groupage activities in Germany as from 30th November and is set to implement a strategic reorientation of its activities in Germany. It is expected that some sites will be sold as part of this reorientation. Talks have begun with concerned parties, with decisions due to be made in early October. Gefco is also holding discussions with its customers. Decisions on current and future cooperation agreements are also scheduled for early October.
Gefco Germany is not sufficiently large for it to successfully exploit national groupage in Germany. Christian Zbylut, chief executive officer of Gefco Germany and member of the senior management board of the Gefco Group, says: ‘We need a solid basis to succeed and ensure our growth. We do not possess this basis on the national German market, but we do have it on an international scale. Therefore we will concentrate on this activity’.
Under the realignment of the company’s business in Germany the international activities of Gefco Germany will be developed. The company plans to offer its know-how developed from the automobile industry to other industrial customers.
Christian Zbylut says: ‘We will be giving Gefco Germany a fresh start. We intend to develop and succeed in the future. Gefco Germany should better profit from its integration into the Gefco Group network and consolidate its positioning as a major logistics partner accompanying industrial customers and contributing to their international development.’