Logwin Increases Investment In Poland
By Anuja Abraham
As a result of rising demand in Poland, the international logistics services provider Logwin has increased storage space at its location in Warszawa/Sokołów from 5,000 to 7,000 square meters. The new, enlarged warehouse is situated on the same site as the previous warehouse and is fully equipped with storage racks. Logwin employs 50 full-time staff at its new terminal, who are joined by 30 flexible temporary employees at peak periods. The modern, high-rack warehouse is used primarily by customers from the retail and media sectors.
The Polish economy has grown continuously over the past few years. Foreign trade has increased in terms of both imports and exports. “Poland is an important market for Logwin,” says Mario Aschbacher, Head of Central and Eastern Europe at the unit Logistics and Warehousing. “Here we have specialized in particular in logistics for the retail sector and transportation solutions for the automotive industry. On the one hand, we supply car factories in Poland with parts from neighboring countries. On the other hand, the retail sector in Central and Eastern Europe is increasingly drawing replenishment stock from distribution centers in Poland.”
Logwin in Poland has converted 100 contracted trucks and 34 own trucks for customers in the automotive industry: Megatrailers with an interior height of three metres are now being used in addition to box trailers. At optimum capacity they can carry 100 cubic metres. These vehicles are ideal for the automotive industry, since most customers use standardised transport containers and the volume can be fully exploited thanks to the increased load capacity. “The demand for megatrailers is high and will continue to increase,” says Piotr Jewusiak, Country Manager Poland. “The new vehicle equipment and the extended storage areas mean that we have created the right conditions to continue to grow in Poland.”