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.