An article by Thomas Schulz, published in Pressebox
ZEITFRACHT launches Germany’s first regional logistics initiative / Promoting the importance of SMEs for Berlin as a logistics location / Further developing quality standards and specialists in a dynamic sector / Sven Walter Managing Director
Berlin, 15 January 2018 – Wolfram Simon, Managing Director of ZEITFRACHT Logistik GmbH, launches “Logistics made in Berlin”, Germany’s first regional logistics initiative. “We want to strengthen Berlin as a logistics location and have secured the ‘Logistics made in Berlin’ brand with the bear,” explains Simon.
Managing Director of the initiative is Sven Walter from Sven Walter Logistics. In addition to ZEITFRACHT and Sven Walter Logistics, the two medium-sized Berlin transport and forwarding companies Buskow Logistics Ltd. and Busse und Zerbe Logistics are founding members of the company.
The aim and purpose of the company is to promote and challenge the medium-sized transport and forwarding companies in Berlin as a logistics location. In addition, quality standards of the dynamically growing industry are to be further developed, qualified personnel are to be recruited and specialists are to be trained and further educated.
About Berlin as a logistics location: the local sales market with around six million inhabitants is already one of the most attractive and challenging logistics markets in Germany and Europe. As an interface and hub between Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Europe, Berlin’s transport, forwarding and logistics sector plays a central role in the economy as the lifeline of a modern society.
“With the world-famous Berlin bear in the centre of our logo, we want to self-confidently point out the importance of Berlin on all our vehicles regionally, nationally, in Europe and worldwide,” says Walter.
To develop quality standards further: The developments are generally known. Today, goods and material flows are already digitally controlled in many places, and forklifts are automated and networked. In the future, vehicles will be able to adapt flexibly to operating conditions and communicate with each other. Customers, manufacturers and suppliers are closely networked by digital information. “Outstanding quality standards also mean outstanding competitiveness,” explains Andreas Buskow. “Logistically made in Berlin also means that we think about industry developments and standards in due time and can and want to act more foresightedly than others.”
Recruiting and qualifying personnel: The dynamically growing industry faces the challenge of attracting and recruiting enough qualified personnel to support further growth and cover increasingly complex processes in the supply chain.
“In view of the central importance of our industry, we must actively ensure that we find enough new employees in and for Berlin and at the same time provide our current employees with sufficient further training,” says Marc Busse. “We follow the trends and developments of our customers from industry and trade very closely. Here we must at least keep pace, ideally be able to anticipate developments”.