Expansion in Eastern Europe

New branch in Romania started on April 15th.

Lubos Lukac hired as central business development manager to manage and expand the branches in Eastern Europe

QCS-Quick Cargo Service plans to open several branches in Eastern Europe in the near future. The first new office in Bucharest became operational on April 15th. The branch is managed by the experienced logistics expert Alina Moldovan.

Further branches are planned soon. “We have three countries in mind where we want to open offices. Bucharest and Cluj in Romania are at the top of our list or have already been completed, followed by Bratislava in Slovakia, Budapest in Hungary and Warsaw in Poland,” reports QCS Managing Director Stephan Haltmayer.

QCS-Quick Cargo Service is following its strategy of constantly building up a close-knit network. The company is present throughout Germany with twelve of its own offices (Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg sea freight and air freight location, Hanover, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich, Münster-Osnabrück, Nuremberg, and Stuttgart) and has had branches across Europe for several years in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, London, Basel, Zurich, Copenhagen and Szczecin active.

In order to build up the planned new countries as quickly as possible, QCS has hired Lubos Lukac as central business development manager. He will drive and manage the development of the Eastern European branches. The long-standing and very well-connected logistics specialist has relevant experience in setting up Eastern European companies.

The locations in Eastern Europe represent high strategic added value for the company. “We expect the industry to expand strongly into Eastern Europe, from which we would like to benefit as a service provider,” says Haltmayer. As a practical example, he points to Hungary, which has developed into an industrial hotspot in recent years in which suppliers to the automotive industry are strongly represented. Freight volumes at Budapest Airport recently exceeded the tonnage handled via Vienna Airport for the first time. “We want to develop Budapest into our air freight hub on the routes between East Asia and Eastern Europe. We will feed freight shipments from neighboring countries to Budapest in order to consolidate them with locally generated volumes and transport them by air freight,” explains Haltmayer. Customer proximity is also important for the company. “This is the only way we can optimally respond to customer needs, be in the immediate vicinity of the production facilities and speak the local language,” says the company boss, summarizing the most important advantages.