Significant increase in CEE shipments with GLS Austria
Direct services to Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia raised CEE parcel volume of the parcel service GLS Austria in the first six months of 2011:
The services for shipments to Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, which had been accelerated through direct routings, pay for the parcel service GLS Austria. Since establishing the „rapid services“ one year ago, parcels from Greater Vienna arrived within less than 24 hours in the three eastern European countries. This almost doubled exportations from Austria to the Czech Republic and Slovakia in the first six months of 2011. Parcel volumes to Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Poland grew up to 50 per cent on last year.
„Many of our customers have their distribution focus in eastern Europe. We organised our long distance transport accordingly, so goods will arrive quickly and reliably. This is received well – as the figures show“, says Klaus Schädle, Managing Director GLS Europe South. The shorter transit time applies not only to the capitals Budapest, Bratislava and Prague, but also throughout Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
GLS Austria is a company of General Logistics Systems B.V. (headquartered in Amsterdam). The corporate group carries out parcel services on behalf of 220,000 customers in Europe and offers additional express and logistics services. The GLS network of own companies and partners covers 42 European countries and has connections all over the world through contractual alliances. In the 2010/11 financial year the transported 363 million parcels, thereby generating a turnover at EUR 1.75 billion.