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Michael Zankel, Regional Manager East Asia/Oceania at Gebrüder Weiss. (Source: Gebrüder Weiss)

Press release

Gebrüder Weiss strengthens its global Air & Sea network / Second location in New Zealand opens /
Particular focus on imports from the USA, Europe and Asia

Lauterach / Christchurch, October 12, 2020. Gebrüder Weiss opens a new representative office for
air and sea freight services in Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island, on
October 12, 2020. This is the second location, after Auckland, that the globally active transport and
logistics service provider has opened this year in New Zealand, further evidence of the company’s
work to further expand its local network “Down Under” and in the East Asia/Oceania region.

“The company’s expansion to New Zealand and Australia was yet another milestone in our strategy
for the Asia/Pacific region. We made a good start to our market entry in the southern hemisphere in
July this year and are very happy, just a few months later, to be able to offer another location,” says
Michael Zankel, Regional Manager East Asia/Oceania at Gebrüder Weiss. “Gebrüder Weiss now has a
presence in the most important economic regions of the island nation, being able to offer customized
solutions for door-to-door transports in the Air & Sea area and for project orders.” The primary focus
here is on imports from the USA, Europe, and, above all, from Asian markets such as China and
Japan.

Global Air & Sea network
The location is well-connected to the economic centers in the north of New Zealand along with
international markets via Christchurch International Airport, which serves as a key hub for Air New
Zealand in the south of the country, as well as Lyttelton Port, which is equipped with a modern
container terminal.

New Zealand’s economy is a very robust one with a wide range of different industries, the most
important ones continuing to be the agricultural and forestry sector as well as the technology sector,
which has been booming for years. In addition to food processing and mechanical engineering, the
Christchurch metropolitan area is home to an electronics industry cluster.

Gebrüder Weiss has been handling air and sea freight transports via its own locations in Australia and
New Zealand since July 1, 2020. The company has a total of 19 employees representing its interests
in Auckland and now Christchurch, New Zealand, as well as in the Australian cities of Melbourne and
Sydney.

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