Gebrüder Weiss acquires Wedlich


Gebrüder Weiss has acquired a family-owned transport and logistics specialist in Bayreuth, southern Germany.

Werner Dettenthaler, Managing Director Land Transport Germany at Gebrüder Weiss, has known the company for many years and is a firm believer of its service quality.

“Wedlich has an excellent reputation as a logistics provider and has deep roots in the Upper Franconia region,” said Dettenthaler.

“It is the perfect addition to our operations in northern Bavaria with its logistics, transport and relocation services, along with the expertise of its employees.”

The company will operate in Bayreuth from 1 August 2023 as Gebrüder Weiss – Transport and Logistics and complement the Bavarian locations in Nuremberg, Straubing, Passau, Memmingen and Waldkraiburg.

The forwarding company Wedlich was founded in 1946 and has up to now been owned by the family of the same name.

Managing Director, Christian Wedlich, said: “With Gebrüder Weiss, we have found the perfect new owner. Just like Gebrüder Weiss, we focus on the needs of our customers, train our own employees, and are committed to sustainability. As a subsidiary of Gebrüder Weiss, we offer our customers the entire range of services of a global logistics company, and our employees benefit from attractive development opportunities.”

Wedlich operates a modern logistics facility in Bayreuth with a handling and storage area of 15,000 square metres, as well as another 15,000-square-metre site in nearby Bad Berneck. The company meets its energy needs via its own solar PV system installed on the logistics terminal. The system produces 700 megawatt hours of electricity per year, making it the largest photovoltaic system of its kind in Bayreuth at present.

Earlier this year, Gebrüder Weiss opened a new location in Tirana, Albania.

It also recently acquired Rentschler Transport + Logistik.

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