Hegelmann builds first service hub for truck drivers in Poland

On the 14th of July 2021, the foundation stone was laid in the construction site area: Siegfried Hegelmann and Anton Hegelmann, partners of the Hegelmann Group, were among those on site. (Photo: Hegelmann)
  • New hub is built near the border in the southwest of the country
  • Logistics company responds to mobility package requirements
  • Comprehensive service area for vehicles and drivers

Bruchsal/ Żarska Wieś (Poland), 16 July 2021 – The Hegelmann Group is building the first hub for truck drivers in Poland. The project, which is unique in the country, is being built in Żarska Wieś, in south-western Poland near the German border, on an area of just under twelve hectares. In addition to comprehensive service options for freight forwarders and vehicles, the operations centre also offers its own hotel and ample parking facilities. This is also the international transport and logistics company’s response to the increased requirements resulting from new EU regulations and the mobility package. So far, the investment has amounted to around 22 million euros. The opening of the complex, which will be successively expanded, is planned for mid-2022.

“With the hub, we are building an optimal service complex tailored to the needs of our drivers and employees. In addition, we are using it to support smaller haulage companies in meeting the requirements of the mobility package,” says Siegfried Hegelmann, shareholder of the Hegelmann Group. Hegelmann is the first company in the transport and logistics industry to set up an integrated operations centre in Poland. The site is divided into several zones: The approximately 7,000 square metre service area for trucks includes a workshop, a diagnostic facility, a paint shop and a truck wash. In addition, there is a spare parts and tyre warehouse of almost 6,000 square metres. “The entire range of services allows us to optimise repair times and ensure efficient operations,” says Hegelmann. In the future, another separate logistics complex and a storage centre are to be built here.

In addition to the company’s own office space, about 60 additional offices are available for external companies on the huge site. Also part of the expanded base is a hotel with over 750 beds. Drivers returning from European routes can spend their obligatory rest time there. Another advantage of the Hegelmann hub is the separate, high-quality commercial space set aside for business partners, freight forwarders and other transport companies. The generous parking areas around the offices, hotel, service areas and warehouses also provide space for 220 trucks and 450 cars. “The Hegelmann Hub in Poland is a transport base that is designed for optimal operation in many respects,” says Hegelmann.

The opening of the Hegelmann Hub Poland in mid-2022 will also have a positive impact on the region. The operations centre itself is expected to employ around 200 people. “Further jobs will be created by our business partners and other companies,” says Hegelmann.

The Hegelmann Group expands into the USA

The international transport and logistics company is launching its operations in North America as Hegelmann USA. The Chicago headquarters will start providing transport and logistics services at the beginning of January next year. An investment of around ten million euros in the growth of the new US branch is planned for the first three years. Hegelmann plans to open up further North and Central American markets in the future. The first target will be Canada. International growth is to be continued.

In the first year, at least 15 new jobs are to be created in the USA. The fleet will initially consist of ten standard trucks. Later, the fleet will be expanded with LNG or electricity-powered trucks. “We had already considered expanding into the US by the end of 2019. We want to become a global organisation that offers its services on the European, North American and Asian continents. We believe that by working hard and honestly, we can become a successful, ambitious and steadily growing player in the US and North American markets,” explains Andrew Jasinskas, Head of Business Development at Hegelmann Group, who is responsible for the US expansion.

Hegelmann already has links to the US market. “We offer logistics services for our American partners in Europe and are therefore already well connected,” says Jasinskas. Hegelmann plans to invest around two million euros in strategic growth and operations in the first year of expansion. Another eight million euros are to follow in the second and third years. Among other things, purchases of “dry van” trailers, thermal trailers, platforms, silos and car carrier trailers are planned. “We want to offer the same range of services in the USA as in Europe very quickly. We are a global and powerful company,” Jasinskas concludes.

Visit our US page

#StrivingForExcellence