Werner Dettenthaler (54) will take over as Regional Manager Germany in the Land Transport area at Gebrüder Weiss from July 1, 2021. “Werner Dettenthaler is an expert in the transport and logistics business who, by joining us, will help in efforts to implement our growth targets in Germany with his outstanding industry know-how,” says Jürgen Bauer, member of the Gebrüder Weiss Management Board. He succeeds the long-time Gebrüder Weiss Manager Anton Hagg, who passed away last year. Native to the German region of Franconia, he brings to the position more than 30 years of professional experience in leading positions with well-known transport companies. Most recently, Werner Dettenthaler worked in the management of an internationally active group.
Gebrüder Weiss has a well-developed network of own land transport locations in southern Germany – from Esslingen, Aldingen, Lindau, Memmingen, Nuremberg to Passau. In addition to groupage freight and direct transports by truck, the service provider also organizes rail transports and develops individual logistics solutions for its customers, with some 100,000 square meters of warehouse and freight handling space being available for this purpose. Gebrüder Weiss employs a total of 740 people in land transport in Germany.
About Gebrüder Weiss
With more than 7,400 employees, 170 company-owned locations and an annual turnover of 1.77 billion euros (2020), Gebrüder Weiss ranks among Europe’s leading transport and logistics companies. In addition to its core business of land transport, air & sea freight, and logistics, the company operates a number of highly specialized industry solutions and subsidiaries under the umbrella of Gebrüder Weiss Holding AG, based in Lauterach (Austria) – including the logistics consultancy firm x|vise, tectraxx (industry specialist for hi-tech businesses), dicall (communications solutions, market research, training), Rail Cargo (railway transports), and the Gebrüder Weiss parcel service GWP, co-shareholder of the Austrian company DPD. This bundling of services allows the corporate group to respond to customer needs quickly and flexibly. Today, having implemented a variety of environmental, economic and social initiatives, the family-run company with a 500-year history is also considered a pioneer in sustainable business practices.