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We have been growing continuously since the founding by Hans Geis in 1945. In a timespan of three generations, we have been able to develop ourselves from a hauling company into a world-wide logistics service provider. However, it was also decisive for us to remain an independent family company.
You, our customers, form the basis for our corporate success. That's why we are always exactly there where you need us. We invest in the growing brands, find innovative solutions and steadily expand our service.
Thanks to new ideas and the use of modern technology we fulfil complex requirements and ensure the highest quality. This way we offer the best overall package of individual advantages at all times.
As logistics partner, Geis has been contributing to the success and satisfaction of its customers and employees for more than seven decades.
Hans-Georg Geis and Wolfgang Geis, Managing Partners of the Geis
The Geis Group joins Quehenberger Logistics (Augustin Quehenberger Group GmbH) and takes over a majority of 66 percent of the business shares with retroactive effect from January 1, 2023. In addition to the core markets of Germany and Austria, we are thus consolidating our presence, particularly in Central and Southeastern Europe. Geis and Quehenberger now have a total of around 10,000 employees at around 200 locations in 13 countries.
At the beginning of this year, we established our first company in Hungary. Geis Logistics Hungary Kft. started operations with a logistics project. Our Hungarian team operates another supply and distribution center in Budapest for a long-standing customer. In addition, we opened the second building of our logistics and technology center in Gochsheim in September and inaugurated our new buildings and extensions in the Nuremberg port. These include a new logistics and technology center and the expansion of the forwarding terminal into one of the largest in the region.
The Geis Group renamed its German project logistics company founded in March 2019. As of the 13th of January 2021, the General Transport (CH) Project GmbH with headquarters in Nuremberg operates under the name of Geis Projects GmbH. The name change does not affect the Swiss Geis company General Transport AG whose name has been established in Switzerland for special transports and will remain the same.
In the first half of 2020, Geis reinforced the Czech Road Network. The novelty is a branch in Bravantice in the east of the Czech Republic. In addition, the central hub in Modletice was expanded significantly.
Early in the year, the subsidiary Bischoff International GmbH belonging to the Geis Group takes over the Lichtenfels location of Kühne + Nagel (AG & Co.) KG and in this way builds its own overland transport network. As of the 1st of April 2019, the subsidiary is renamed Geis Bischoff Logistics GmbH. In order to reinforce the in-house customs expertise, the customs clearance agency Kaltenbach + Weiss with headquarters in Wheil am Rhein was also taken over by Geis subsidiary General Transport AG in the summer.
In May, Geis inaugurates a new logistics and technology centre in Gochsheim near Schweinfurt. Extensive storage capacity and modern office spaces offer ideal conditions for complex logistics tasks. In addition, the business area Air + Sea was once again significantly expanded with the takeover of the air and sea freight division of Müller + Partner GmbH in Germany and the TAS Transport and Service GmbH.
The signs continue to point to continued growth in 2017 as well: In the spring of 2017 the expanded logistics plant with doubled capacity was inaugurated in Kürnach. In the meantime, the capacity at the heart of Poland was reinforced and a new central handling centre for general cargo was opened.
In December 2016, Geis expanded its range of services in the Czech Republic. The new B2C central warehouse in Cheb (Czech Republic) will start operation. In addition, Geis Solutions CZ s.r.o. Geis was founded in the Czech Republic.
Thanks to two acquisitions Geis can now offer all, comprehensive logistics service in Poland: In January, Geis took over the company ET Logistics, specialised in overland transport and contract logistics. And since March, with K-Ex one of the largest parcel and courier service provides in Poland belongs to the Geis Group. On 30 April, Geis put the new handling terminal into operation in Fulda/Eichenzell. Thereby Geis triples the on-site capacities.
As of the 1st of January, Geis expands the Polish network through takeover of the Logwin Solutions Poland by three locations and 80 Early July, Geis inaugurated the new logistics centre in Thuringian Seubtendorf. With about 450 “Geis Points”, Geis offers the largest private parcel delivery network of the country in the Czech Republic since the middle of the year. Since September, the Satteldorf branch operates in a new, modern handling terminal.
Five of the Geis branches rank among the top 5 in the IDS Quality Ranking. End of June Geis inaugurates the new central parcel and general cargo HUB for Slovakia. On the 1st of July, Geis takes over the Gochsheim/Schweinfurt branch, Nuremberg and Ludwigsurb from Logwin. Also, on 1st of July, Geis takes over the Polish national company of Quehenberger with seven locations and thereby creates the basis for a Poland-wide network.
At the start of the year, new service Geis offers transport, storage, provision and installation of high-tech. large devices such as MRI scanners from a single source. Early March, Hans-Georg Geis and Wolfgang Geis are awarded the LEO Award from DVZ as the entrepreneur of the year. In September, Geis completes the expansion of the forwarding facility at the Ohrdruf location, the location now operates under the name of Geis Eurocargo GmbH.
In March, Geis received the Bavarian Quality Award in the category “Business Oriented Service Provider”. In its logistics and technology park in Erlangen-Frauenaurach, Geis Group puts the first multi-user logistics centre into operation in April. Since April the Swiss General Transport AG belongs to Geis. It is specially focused on project logistics. In October, the location at Kürnach will be expanded by a logistics terminal.
The Geis Group grows further: Early June, Geis takes over the management of the new central warehouse of the garden and forestry equipment manufacturer Husqvarna Group in Ostrava. Geis also carries out the distribution of products in Czech Republic and Slovakia. Geis also expands its commitment in Easter Europe through the takeover of the internationally operating Czech logistics service provider Feico on November 1st.
On the 1st of June, Bischoff International takes over the customer business in national overland transfer from Militzer & Münch in Hof and Saalfeld. Geis expands the Logistics Services area in July - with the acquisition of M&M logistics & trade GmbH and its four operative locations in Hof and Marktredwitz. In August, Geis Group expands its range of services with the takeover of the packaging company Georg Lechner GmbH in Oberhaching.
Network expansion in Germany and Czech Republic: In January, Geis expands the logistics and technology centre in Forchheim. Geis is now also represented through a branch in Satteldorf bei Crailsheim: The Road Terminal is planned to be launched on the 1st of April. In Chomutovice near Prague in the Czech Republic the General Parcel Čechy puts the new central parcel HUB into operation. In November, a highly modern logistics terminal is opened in Brünn.
In June, Geis is awarded “Bavaria's Best 50” award for the third time. On the 12th of September, new World Distribution Centre (WDC) together with Siemens Healthcare is formally inaugurated. Geis manages the 18,000 sqm plant and carries out the complete distribution and returns logistics under one roof.
Wave of expansion on the 1st of January: The Geis Group takes over three companies and thereby sustainably strengthens its position in Central Europe. First, the Spedition Bischoff with headquarters in Naila and three further branches. Second, the Slovakian company TEN Expres that provides general cargo, parcel and logistics services. And third, the air and sea freight specialised company Cantrans in Warsaw, Wroclaw and Vienna.
Geis increasingly exploits opportunities in Eastern Europe: In May, a new HUB starts operating in Modletice. This way Geis CZ triples the handling capacity in the Prague area. In June, Geis is awarded “Bavaria's Best 50” award for the second time. In December, all German Geis locations are certified according to ISO 14001:2004 for the first time. This makes Geis into Germany's first logistics services provider with certified environmental management.
Geis continues with the expansion course in 2004 as well: In October, the company puts a new terminal in operation in Kürnach near Würzburg and thereby doubles the on-site capacity. In July, Geis takes over the Würzburg forwarding company Max Schürger in Würzburger and integrates it in the Kürnach/Würzburg branch. In this course of this take over, the Slovakian Max Schürger is also transferred to Geis. Since then, the location in Bratislava operates under the name of Geis SK s.r.o.
Since January, the Geis + Häring GmbH operates under the name of Geis Eurocargo GmbH & Co. KG. This way, the company emphasises both its affiliation to the Geis Group as well as its specialisation in European overland transport. In July, the Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs awards the Geis Group with the “Bavarian Best 50” award for the first time. This makes the company officially as one of the fastest-growing companies in the Free State.
The three Czech Geis shareholders Geistransport, ISL and Autopost-Expres now operate under the name of Geis CZ s.r.o. With about 400 employees Geis CZ offers its customers at 12 locations genuine One-Stop-Shopping: national and international freight forwarding, logistics and parcel service. Now Geis provides world-wide Air + Sea Services as well as logistics services together with SDV in the newly founded joint venture Geis SDV.
With the takeover of the general cargo activities of Häring GmbH & Co. KG in Nuremberg the Geis Group is now also a partner for general cargo cooperation IDS in Nuremberg. With three locations in IDS network the business division Road Services gains a strong presence in economically important area of Central and Southern Germany. Gas is also expanding the business division Logistics Services in terms of surfaces and IT systems.
Geis establishes companies that are aligned to the complex logistics projects: Geis Industrie-Service GmbH in Nuremberg, TSG Logistik GmbH in Thuringia and ISL s.r.o. in Czech Republic. In March 1999, Geis takes over AUTOPOST-EXPRES s.r.o. and thereby can make use of eight more locations in the Czech Republic. With the takeover of all Jacky Maeder offices in Asia, Geis underscores its commitment in the Far East.
Geis orients itself increasingly towards the East: In May 1990, the Thuringian forwarding company in Ohrdruf starts business operations. With the founding of the Geistransport s.r.o., Geis is also present in the Czech Republic since 1991. 1992, Geis establishes the ILS-EAST company for Eastern European transport together with 17 partners. Geis jointed the Czech parcel market in 1994 with the subsidiary General Parcel Čechy.
A decade entirely devoted to setting up comprehensive networks. Geis obtains the IATA agency contract in 1981 and establishes the airport office in Nuremberg in 1982. Geis Cargo Far East starts up successfully in Singapore and thereby lays the cornerstone for the further development of Geis in Asia. Geis sets the course for comprehensive overland transport in Europe by joining the Cooperation IDS in 1989.
Transition to a modern forwarding company: Storage, order picking and shipment become important business areas. On the 1st of March 1971, the second son, Wolfgang Geis, also starts working in the company. Geis invests early on in modern procedures such as the Swap Body Technology and introduces the EDP in 1974. At the same time, Geis starts to orient itself internationally and ships the first sea container to Singapore in 1975.
The 60s are marked by the expansion of transport companies. On the 1st of April 1963, Hans-Georg Geis starts work in his father's company as forwarding agent. Geis enters the warehousing business. 1964, the first handling facility with 300 square meters is set up in Bad Neustadt.
In the 50s Hans Geis expands his vehicle fleet to 22 units and employs 35 employees- the counting the active help of the family. Since large part of the journey end in Nuremberg, the first branch is established there and the scheduled services are started between Bad Neustadt and the Franconian metropolis.
Hans Geis establishes the hauling company of the same name in 1945. His entire corporate capital consists of a wood gasifier truck from army supplies which he had bought with borrowed money. First, he takes over the relocation journeys for private customers in all the regions in post-war Germany. On 12/04/1948 he then obtains the official approval of the district office and opens his office in Holzhandlung Baumbach.