The entire Lichtenfels branch, including all employees and equipment, will be transferred to the Geis Group. This means that all usual contact persons are retained for the customers. "The acquisition strengthens our local presence," said Hans-Georg Geis and Wolfgang Geis, Managing Partners. "In addition, the location focuses on international traffic, which is an ideal match for our service portfolio in the region."
So far, the land transport location is integrated into general cargo cooperation 24plus. In future, it will be working with Germany's largest general cargo cooperation IDS. "With the transfer of the Lichtenfels site to the Geis Group, we are strengthening the IDS network by making it even more tight-knit and efficient. Our partner Geis will provide IDS customers - and Kuehne + Nagel customers as well - with excellent service in Franconia. Therefore, the sale of the Lichtenfels site is a win-win for all parties involved," says Nicholas Minde, Member of the Executive Board of Kühne + Nagel Germany, responsible for land transport.
Four instead of three IDS areas
The Geis network also profits from the additional location: "Lichtenfels has an optimal location, right at the intersection of our three IDS areas around Bad Neustadt, Nuremberg and Naila," explains Geis Managing Director Klaus Stäblein. "Each of the three regions will be in view, this way. As a result, we are creating shorter routes and we are freeing up capacity for future growth. Of course we also want to open up new customers and markets at the Lichtenfels site and continue to expand in the future."
Bischoff becomes Geis
The Lichtenfels site will be legally incorporated by Bischoff International GmbH. It was already taken over by Geis in 2006 and has since been working for the group of companies in the area of Upper Franconia, in the IDS network. As of April 1, 2019, the company, including the newly acquired location, operates under the name Geis Bischoff Logistics GmbH. "Bischoff has been part of the Geis Group for more than twelve years. During this time, both companies have grown together into a single unit, "say Hans-Georg Geis and Wolfgang Geis." We wanted to make this clear to the outside world in the new company name, while at the same time preserving the strong name Bischoff and its tradition in the Upper Franconian region 'Best of both'."