Hellmann is opening its first Direct Load branch in Switzerland

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Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is opening its first Direct Load branch in Switzerland: Since the beginning of June, partial and full truck loads are dispatched from Kloten between all European countries and Switzerland. The globally active logistics service provider is thus taking another important step in expanding its market presence in Switzerland beyond the air and sea freight product offerings, with which Hellmann became active on the Swiss market at the beginning of the year through the acquisition of its long-standing partner company ATS-Hellmann Worldwide Logistics AG. Additionally, the logistics provider is expanding its Direct Load activities in the European network, which is already represented in nine other European countries with more than 40 locations.

In this context, Christian Wanner joined the company as the new Head of Direct Load Switzerland in May. As part of its global growth strategy, Hellmann has already invested significantly in the Direct Load network in recent years – most recently in February with the opening of the branch in Kufstein, Austria, and previous inaugurations in France, the Netherlands, the Benelux countries and the Czech Republic, among others. Due to its central location between France, Italy, Austria and Germany, the move into Switzerland with the new branch in Kloten is of strategic importance and allows Hellmann to open up another important market in the heart of Europe.

The company intends to offer both existing and new customers a one-stop network expanded to include Direct Load, to serve the demand for transport solutions into and out of Switzerland. “We are delighted that, following the establishment of our Swiss national subsidiary just under six months ago, we have been able to reach another milestone in the further development of the Hellmann network with the opening of our new branch in Kloten.

This is of strategic importance for us in two respects: On the one hand, by opening up this inner-European hub, we are strengthening our connections between Northern and Southern Europe. Additionally, by adding Direct Load services to our product portfolio, we are also further strengthening our competitive position in Europe and Switzerland – a market in which we want to continue to grow sustainably in the future,” says Jens Wollesen, Chief Operating Officer, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.

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