Global Conference in Shanghai: Röhlig is expanding in China

The participants at the Röhlig Global Conference 2012 in Shanghai.

Shanghai. The motto of the Röhlig Global Conference this year was “Delivering Growth in Challenging Times.” The owner run logistics company held its annual conference from April 25 to April 28 in Shanghai, China. Röhlig’s Global Executive Board invited fifty participants including the executive managers of the national companies as well as representatives from various partner companies. They met in Shanghai, where Professor Doug Stace from Sydney chaired the event, to deepen their knowledge about the Asian markets and to intensify their networking. In addition, the participants intensively discussed Röhlig’s “Strategy 2018” and used this framework to set goals for 2012 and 2013 and plan their local implementation.

The traditional, family run Bremen firm plays an active role on the Chinese market as part of the joint venture Weiss-Röhlig, which is operated in equal shares by Röhlig and its Austrian partner Gebrüder Weiss. With a network of 17 branch offices and around 340 employees, Weiss-Röhlig provides its customers in China with a full range of services in air and sea freight, supply chain management, and project logistics.

“China is one of the most important growth markets for us. Just among German companies, there are more than 5000, including many of our customers, that are active in China as a production site and a sales market,” comments Jan Skovgaard, the Member of the Board responsible for Asia. “This dynamic region gives us the perfect inspiration to define our goals for 2012 and 2013, which are part of our strategy for long-term growth. This includes strengthening our core business through the end of 2012, broadening our range of services by 2015, and creating new and innovative logistics solutions by 2018. Our goal is to provide our customers with added benefits and to support them in both inbound and outbound logistics.”