Rohlig SUUS Logistics, a logistics operator in Central and Eastern Europe, has opened its first warehouse in the Slovak Republic. The facility, located in Bratislava, serves as a multi-purpose logistics centre, encompassing both a logistics warehouse and a handling terminal. This dual functionality enhances the efficient handling of goods and their distribution on the local market and in other countries in the CEE region.
The new warehouse has a surface area of 2,300 square meters and can accommodate up to 1,500 euro pallets in modern racking. The branch of the Polish logistics operator also offers a range of Value-Added Services (e.g. order picking or co-packing), and there are plans to develop customs services. The location of the warehouse is also crucial for the transport services provided by Rohlig SUUS Logistics. The facility is located close to the D1 highway which connects the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, and Austria. Beyond warehousing services, the company also places significant emphasis on the development of groupage road, air and sea freight in the region.
Artur Malarski, Board Member at Rohlig SUUS Logistics responsible for the development of CEE, says: “Why are we focusing on the development of our services in the Slovak Republic? Because many investors see the CEE region as one business unit. Accordingly, Rohlig SUUS Logistics is dynamically developing its services in this area – now in Slovakia, and we want to continue in our other branches as well. Building an extensive network of connections and warehouses is one of the elements that brings us closer to our strategic business goal – Rohlig SUUS Logistics as a key player in logistics services in the CEE region”.
Rohlig SUUS Logistics’ new investment marks another significant step in the company’s international expansion efforts. Last year, the Polish operator opened its first foreign warehouse in in the Czech Republic and another one later this year, helping to increase the company’s operational capacity. In June, Rohlig SUUS Logistics acquired Joppa Logistics, a Czech company specializing in warehousing services and groupage road transport. In addition to the Czech and Slovak Republic, Rohlig SUUS Logistics also has branches in Hungary, Romania, Slovenia and Kazakhstan.
Michal Sisolak, Branch Director at Rohlig SUUS Logistics Slovakia, explains, “Slovak economy is based on the export of goods from the automotive and electrical industries, among others, so companies need the support of comprehensive logistics services to grow. That’s why we have opened our warehouse to provide essential support to our customers in their business development efforts. ” He adds, “The combination of a logistics warehouse and a handling terminal significantly speeds up logistics processes, including the handling of sea, road or air shipments and their onward distribution in the Slovak Republic, or Central, Eastern and Southern European countries.”