Time-critical logistics operator GBA Services has launched its latest European operation, to cover the German market.
GBA is already established in the UK, Poland and Austria.
GBA Logistics Germany GmbH is based in Bremen, from where it will provide the full portfolio of GBA’s services – including time-critical, high-security and temperature-critical transport. Although chiefly focused on express road services, GBA’s German operation will also offer global multi-modal forwarding of exports and imports.
GBA is no stranger to the German market, having previously operated in partnership with a number of local express companies for some years. It has well-established business between Germany and its other hubs in the UK, Poland and Austria; this traffic will now be managed by the new German operation.
GBA Logistics Germany GmbH is headed by joint Managing Directors Jan Gredigk and Maik Maertens, who have over 30 years’ combined experience in express road freight operations, specialising in the engineering and automotive sectors: two of the key target markets for the new business.
The new German operation marks an important further step in GBA’s post-Brexit strategy, as the UK-based business readies itself for a possible fragmentation of the single market, and potential restrictions and added regulation on future cross-border transport operations.
The German operation has access to GBA’s extensive own fleet as well as its trusted exclusive service partners. Vehicles range from parcel vans through to 44-tonne artics, with many refrigerated units. All vehicles have sophisticated tracking, security and onboard telemetry. As with all other GBA operations, the German team undertakes to provide any vehicle type at any customer location within 60 minutes of initial enquiry.