Emons Spedition offers a region-wide service, even into the Czech Republic

19.07.2007 – Having consistently expanded our activities in the Czech Republic, setting up four branches in the cities of Chomutov, Decín, Pilsen and Sokolov and establishing strategic partnerships with major local logistics service providers, Emons now offers a region-wide 48-hour service with daily departures and – on demand – a 24-hour service (plus transit time) for the Czech Republic.

The economy of the EU Member States is growing. This is flanked by rising demand for goods both from consumers and enterprises. More and more goods are being transported from the place of production to the place of consumption – and increasingly across borders.

In the Czech Republic flows of goods are clearly on the rise in domestic and international traffic. Consumption and economic growth have been rising since 1999 already.

Source: German Office for Foreign Trade

Legend:
Bruttoinlandsprodukt: Gross domestic product
Veränderung in %, real: Change in %, real
*Progn.: Forec.

The Czech transport and logistics sector benefits from increasing flows of goods. Particularly since EU accession on 01.05.2004 this sector has been driven by the expanding car and electronics industries and by retail. Just over a quarter of a million people contribute to a tenth of the gross domestic product. Czech foreign trade saw a dynamic development from 2004 to 2006, as the following diagram shows:

Source: Own diagram based on data from the German Office for Foreign Trade

In general, the Czech Republic’s trade relations now focus on the European Union. In 2006 the EU was the destination of 83.9% of Czech exports and the source of 70% of imports. Hence, around 77% of Czech foreign trade was transacted with the EU. The most-forwarded goods in either direction were vehicles and semi-finished vehicle products, electrical equipment, industrial machines and accessories, metal products, iron and steel products and special machines. The main trade partner of the Czech Republic within the European Union is by a wide margin – as shown below – Germany:

Source: German office for Foreign Trade

Legend:
Hauptlieferländer: Main supplier countries
2006, Anteil in %: 2006, share in %
Niederlande: Netherlands, Russland: Russia, VR China: PR China, Slowakei: Slovakia, Frankreich: France, Sonstige: Others, Polen: Poland, Italien: Italy, Deutschland: Germany

Source: German office for Foreign Trade

Legend:
Hauptabnehmerländer: Main buyer countries
2006, Anteil in %: 2006, share in %
Ungarn: Hungary, Slowakei: Slovakia, Österreich: Austria, Großbritannien: United Kingdom, Sonstige: Others, Italien: Italy, Frankreich: France, Polen: Poland, Niederlande: Netherlands, Deutschland: Germany

Emons already benefits from this favourable development today and wants to expand its activities in this region with the aim of aligning, consolidating and integrating its networks in Germany, Europe and eastern Europe. The head of distribution of Emons Spedition, Stefan Hausmann, sees good chances that Emons will successfully assert itself against the competition on this market in the long term: “In the Czech Republic we have established a good strategic position. With four branches and strong partners we offer a region-wide, fast, reliable and flexible service. Daily traffic and an intelligent gate structure help us offer the best possible price for this service.”

About Emons Spedition

Ever since the company was set up in 1928, the name Emons has stood for dependable and flexible transport and logistics services. As a medium-sized, independent, family-run company with more than 80 branches in Germany, Bulgaria, China, Denmark, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Ukraine and Belarus, Emons Spedition is an established enterprise in this sector.

Press contact

Petra Doppke
- Marketing & PR -
Emons Spedition GmbH
Poll-Vingster Straße 107a
51105 Köln
Germany
petra.doppke@emons.de