The beginning of the Rhenus activities in Poland dates back to 1993, when the company Rhenus Poland (currently Rhenus Port Logistics Sp. z o. o.) started operating in Szczecin, providing port logistics services. “We started in a small oneroom office with only three employees. From the very beginning, we focused on high specialisation and took care of a diversity of projects. We were not afraid of challenges and followed the needs of our clients,” recalls Marek Klabacha, Managing Director at Rhenus Port Logistics Poland.
Over the years, the Rhenus Group in Poland developed intensively through organic growth and the establishment of subsequent Rhenus companies as well as the acquisition of other business entities. Poland's accession to the European Union in 2004, the free movement of goods and services within the community market and the country's economic development significantly stimulated the logistics services market, which additionally translated into the dynamic development of the Rhenus Group in Poland.
Technological progress and the development of the online sales channel have contributed to changes in the logistics services market. “The popularization of online sales was a very important factor positively stimulating the Rhenus activities in the area of contract logistics. We launched the first dedicated warehouse project for e-commerce sales in Poland in 2012. Currently, e-commerce is a key channel for us, for which we provide warehouse services,” comments Marcin Bartosz, Managing Director at Rhenus Warehousing Solutions Poland.
Today, the Rhenus Group in Poland carries out logistics operations at over 40 business locations and permanently employs nearly 2,500 people. The wide portfolio of services offered by the Rhenus Group covers all branches of transport, warehousing solutions and specialized logistics solutions, including port logistics, customs clearance, comprehensive supply chain support for the automotive industry, 2-man deliveries and assembly and complete documentation management. Currently, the Rhenus Group in Poland is represented by the several companies that work together as one Rhenus and one brand. “Our positioning in Poland sets an excellent example for the entire Rhenus Group,” Tobias Bartz, CEO of the Rhenus Group says, “In Poland, we offer our complete range of services and competences and we live diversity through our employees. Celebrating 30 years of Rhenus in Poland also means celebrating our understanding of being One Group as well as 111 years of the Rhenus Group together in 2023. I am looking forward to our further growth as a company - to which our Polish business contributes substantially.”
The Rhenus Group companies in Poland:
Rhenus Logistics S.A., Rhenus Logistics Bolesławiec Sp. z o.o., Rhenus Freight Logistics Sp. z o.o., Rhenus Port Logistics Sp. z o.o., Rhenus Office Systems Poland Sp. z o.o., Rhenus Delivery Services Sp. z o.o., Rhenus Automotive Assembly Sp. z o.o., C. Hartwig Gdynia S.A.