Medical emergencies do not allow for wasted time. Swift and effective action is essential, and that action often depends on reliability of transport. The time it takes to deliver aid to the injured is crucial to the outcome. When local transport is inconvenient or impossible, especially in an unfamiliar place, the airborne assistance of Tyrol Air Ambulance GmbH saves lives.
Transport & Logistics
When taking a look into a common supermarket, every end-consumer is confronted with various packages for food, vegetables and fruits. Almost every product is sealed in plastics or kept in PET containers, especially those that need to be stored in a refrigerator. A company from niepruszewo in Poland specializes in the production of food containers and related items: Kreis Pack sp z o.o. can look back on more than 20 years of experience in this field of operation.
Production is just one aspect of a successful business. Buying is another. But what connects those two aspects is storage and transport. Without an established logistics network, like the one ESA s.r.o. offers its customers, no big manufacturer has a chance of success. But having such a network is only the first step. More important is constantly improving it.
The city of Liège is the cultural center of the Walloon region in Belgium. Located at the confluence of the rivers Ourthe and Maas, and near Maastricht in the Netherlands and Aachen in Germany, it provides fantastic prerequisites for inland waterway and rail transportation. Liège Container Terminal takes advantage of these preconditions and offers two platforms for water and rail transport.
From the beginning of the year, Tyrol Air Ambulance and Welcome Air – both subsidiaries of the Swiss firm Remi Finanz- und Verwaltungs AG – will receive new strategic guidelines. According to Urs Peter Koller, owner of Remi Group, "Our airlines will start the year with renewed vigour by drawing on their existing strengths", because "we will be concentrating on our core businesses: Tyrol Air Ambulance will continue to reinforce the number of offerings for global air ambulance flights conducted at the highest level of medical standards and Welcome Air will concentrate on charter flights and cooperating with Austrian Airlines on the Linz-Vienna route".
Road transports travelling on an east-west or a north-south route through Europe will in all probability traverse Germany. Just over the Danish border in Aabenraa is the company FairTrans A/S. The Danish logistics firm handles all kinds of industrial goods on both sides of the border, taking them from Germany to the north or from Denmark to the south.
Staple foods and raw materials are ideal commodities to trade in as they are largely recession-proof. This may not have been the reason behind the choice of rice and rubber as the key products traded by Sawex Sp. z o. o. in Poland, but it has helped the company grow significantly from its humble beginnings in a box container in 1989 to its current position as a leading trading company with a multimillion EUR turnover.
György Wáberer appointed dr. Erzsébet Antal as the new Chief Financial Officer at Waberer’s International Inc. Being a highly experienced professional in the field of financial and business management of large organizations and multinational companies, her primary mission is to further improve the efficiency and prepare the IPO of Europe’s sixth largest road freight company.
Waberer's Logistics Ltd – entirely owned by Waberer’s International Zrt Inc. - and Szemerey Transport Inc. unify their complex logistics services and create Hungary’s largest domestic logistic power. The transaction will be realized through the exchange of company shares and stocks. Waberer’s Logistics Ltd., one of Hungary’s most important players in logistics will obtain 60% of Szemerey Transport Inc.’s stocks, and the leader of the Hungarian refrigerated freight and distribution market will obtain control over 40% of Waberer’s Logistics Ltd.’s shares. The agreement including the above was signed by György Wáberer and Lóránd Szemerey in Budapest, while the documentation regarding the licensing process of the transaction was submitted to the Hungarian Competition Authority.
Huge airports can be annoying: waiting in long lines, rushing through confusing, crowded halls in search of a gate, worrying about lost luggage and struggling to find help if something goes wrong. A smaller airport can make the trip more manageable. Göteborg City Airport in Säve, Sweden, is a good example of an efficient, small airport that wants to increase not only customer traffic, but customer satisfaction. In fact, new CEO Annika Nyberg says her mission is “to bring a new strategy and make the flying experience more pleasant, more aesthetic, more personalised.” Since she took office in December 2011, she has worked to make the airport’s 120 employees friendlier and more helpful, and has added colours, flowers and improved decor to the airport’s interior, including its restaurant and pub. “We need to be more unique; there are a lot of small airports in Sweden,” Ms. Nyberg says. “Just efficiency is not enough to distinguish us from other airports.”
Looking at the transport market in Hungary today, one name stands out like a radiating beacon that has defined transportation and logistics standards in the former Communist country. During the 1990s, at a time when the transport business was in a transition stage, the entrepreneur György Wáberer grasped the chance to make his dream of a leading international transport and logistics company come true. Today, his group of companies, including Waberer’s International Zrt., has made it to the absolute top in the market and has earned a reputation as the leading logistics service provider in Hungary and in the whole of Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, the group’s large fleet of trucks is at home on all major European roads, both in Western and Eastern Europe.
Waberer’s is speeding up its growth by acquisitions. The company, which had around 30 acquisitions of freight companies since its establishment, has been growing organically in the last few years resulting in dynamics that surpassed the norm of the industry in Europe. Its EBITDA results show a 15-20% yearly growth in average (In 2011, 20% more than the previous years, in the first half of 2012, 11% compared to the previous time period), and its sales revenues maintained an 11% growth (2011: EUR 373 million, 2010: EUR 331 million). György Waberer, president and CEO, aims to further these accomplishments: in the medium term, he aims to double the company’s sales revenues even by acquisitions. The targets are small and medium road transportation enterprises, both regional and Hungarian.
The company’s EBDITA neared € 21 million, which meant an 11% growth compared to the same time period in 2011. This is a result of an improvement in almost all of the company’s efficiency indicators despite the economical difficulties of both the Hungarian and European freight market. Maintaining the growth, sales revenues have surpassed € 185 million.
Waberer's International's revenue data indicates that with its services, Europe's sixth largest road freight company is actively participating in the preparations for the London Olympics. The company is continuously experiencing an increase in freight commissions from European countries to routes to Great Britain, it also registered a growth in freight from Hungary to Great Britain.
A strategic agreement for three years, valued at 75 million EUR was signed by Waberer’s International Zrt. and AB Electrolux. The document on the continuation and expansion of the two companies’ nearly three decade long relationship was singed today in Budapest by György Wáberer, chairman and CEO and Fredrik Nergell, Logistics & Spares Purchasing Director EMEA - AB Electrolux.
Whoever buys a brand new car wants it to be actually brand new and not a used one, buyers want to start at 0 km. Cars therefore are transported by special car transporters from the manufacturer to the dealer. But what about heavy duty vehicles? That’s where the Italian company Graglia S.r.l. comes in. Based in Turin in Northern Italy, Graglia ranks with the major players in Europe for the road transport of all type of heavy duty vehicles and mobile machinery.
Establishing a new company within a niche can be slow and challenging. This challenge only motivated the owners of TB Logisztik Kft., a logistics company founded in Szeged, Hungary. In just a few years, TB Logisztik has already established itself as a trusted warehouse logistics supplier for the food industry.
When environmental awareness increased in the late 1980s, some shipping companies began marketing themselves as green in their operations. The truth in regards to bilge water discharge was however, different, and bypasses, so-called magic pipes, were common because the oily water separators could not handle oil in water emulsions. But Marinfloc AB from Sweden is a pioneer in the proper treatment of bilge water.
Logistics companies are quite similar to their own clients. When delicate international jobs are at stake, once they have found a truly reliable partner to work with, they will entrust that partner with more and more consignments heading further and further afield. The Hungarian transportation company LIEGL & DACHSER Szállítmányozási és Logisztikai Kft., based in the town of Pilisvörösvár, has become just such a partner to the multinational DACHSER group. Having proved itself a trusty handler of shipments including rather dangerous ones, the Hungarian company has grown into DACHSER’s main partner for much of Central and Eastern Europe.