Erfurt, August 17, 2020. logistics service provider Zeitfracht will relocate its entire logistics business from Berlin to Erfurt. Zeitfracht Managing Director Dr. Wolfram Simon-Schröter made the announcement today during a visit by Thuringia’s Economics Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee to the Erfurt-based Zeitfracht subsidiary KNV Zeitfracht. KNV is the book and media logistics subsidiary of the Zeitfracht Group with approximately 1,600 employees in Erfurt and Stuttgart. The company is also active in system logistics and logistics for electronic products. Tiefensee, who started this year’s summer tour at KNV today, welcomed the decision: “This is a very strong signal, especially in these times: many companies continue to invest and grow despite the crisis,” said the minister. “The relocation of Zeitfracht logistics is a huge step forward for Thuringia as a central logistics location in Germany and Europe. As a state, we naturally continue to promise the company the best framework conditions and support for its future growth.”
From Zeitfracht’s point of view, the Erfurt location offers the best conditions for the company’s planned further expansion course thanks to its good investment climate, central location, and also quick administrative decisions on the part of the state and the municipality, Simon-Schröter said. “Our existing location is also excellently connected to the highway network and offers the best expansion opportunities.” Thus, KNV alone is planning to successively expand its range of products beyond the current range of books and media to include additional products; as of today, children’s clothing is already part of the spectrum of goods delivered by KNV.
With the relocation of Zeitfracht logistics from Berlin to the Thuringian capital, 400 jobs will also be transferred to Thuringia. The goal is to complete the move in the fall – in any case, before the Christmas shopping season, Simon-Schröter said. In addition, KNV is looking for up to 150 more new employees for its book and media business in Erfurt – most of them permanent, as the Economics Minister was assured during his visit today.