Militzer & Münch Expands in Belarus - Global Trade Magazine
  November 21st, 2017 | Written by

Militzer & Münch Expands in Belarus

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  • Belarus has potential as a transit country between Eurasia and the European Union.
  • Germany is one of the most important trade partners of Belarus.
  • Belarus will turn into an important hub of the Silk Road Initiative between Asia and Europe.

Growth is happening at Militzer & Münch Belarus: the country unit is expanding its existing network with an additional location. The contracts with the construction company are to be signed later this month.

For the construction of the new warehouse, Militzer & Münch Belarus purchased a property in the northeastern part of Minsk, near MKAD, the Minsk beltway. The 2,000 square meter facility will be used mainly for express cargo handling; a small section will be designed for the long-term storage of pallets and handling of groupage (less than containerload, or LCL) cargo.

The decision for the new warehouse was made during the founding event of the German-Belarusian Council of Entrepreneurs in Minsk in June. “We see great potential in the industrial country Belarus both in the domestic economy, but also as a transit country between Eurasia and the European Union”, said Dr. Lothar Thoma, Militzer & Münch CEO. “Germany is one of the most important trade partners of Belarus. In order to intensify the economic relations between the two countries again after the EU sanctions were lifted in 2016, the Militzer & Münch Group participates actively in the work of the Council of Entrepreneurs.”

Belarus will turn into an important hub of the Silk Road Initiative between Asia and Europe, which makes the country a preferred location for industrial, commercial and logistics setups”, said Felix Zimmermann, co-chairman of the German-Belarusian Council of Entrepreneurs.

Currently, about 400 employees work at 14 locations nationwide for Militzer & Münch Belarus. The company handles groupage and full load transports as well as part load shipments with its own truck fleet. The team also offers air and sea freight services, customs clearance, as well as hazardous goods and heavy lift transports. For Thoma one thing is clear: “By investing in the new logistics location, we set the course for further growth of our organization in Belarus.”

Militzer & Münch Belarus started business in 1992. Since then, the company, registered in Minsk, has become one of the leading transport logistics organizations in Belarus.

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