City leaders paid Finsterwalder a working visit

Topics included sustainability and attracting skilled labour

Mayor Egbert Geier, René Rebenstorf (Councillor for Urban Development and the Environment) and Dr Sabine Odparlik (Head of Economics, Science and Digitalisation) met this week with Wolf-Peter Peter, the Managing Director of the Finsterwalder Transport und Logistik GmbH group of companies, its spokesperson Sven Köcke and the company's Human Resources Manager Christina Raubold at their location on the Grenzstraße, the Halle city administration reports.

Company perspectives and development, recruitment of skilled labour, sustainability as well as mobility and the development of the cooperation with the city of Halle (Saale) were the main topics of the working visit.

“Finsterwalder is one of the largest companies in the transport and logistics sector in eastern Germany. It is an important tax payer and vital player on the Halle (Saale) labour market. This company will continue to make a significant contribution to the development of Halle as a business location. We will support its development to the best of our ability,” says Mayor Egbert Geier.

Dr Sabine Odparlik (Department Head) adds: “Finsterwalder is one of the best employers in the transport and logistics sector in Germany, and is one of our close dialogue partners in the matters of future land development and sustainable mobility. The working visit underlines our joint resolve to expand our current goal-oriented, direct exchange by means of the central contacts in the city administration.”

Managing Director Wolf-Peter Peter says: “Our goal is to establish a sustainable corporate policy. Great tasks await us - and the logistics industry as a whole - in the areas of environmental protection and social responsibility. The city of Halle continues to be for us an important and reliable partner in the implementation of these goals.”

“The Finsterwalder Group is a medium-sized, independent company that since its foundation in 1937 has developed into a modern and innovative logistics service provider. Short response times and decision-making processes, high flexibility and determined customer orientation are not just buzzwords – they characterise the way Finsterwalder works. A large fleet of owned trucks and employed drivers, long-term-utilized company vehicles, a large general cargo network that operates throughout Europe, vast storage areas, competent logistic planning, good connections to the rail network and various other logistics services are the guarantee for success”, concludes Wolf-Peter Peter.

Finsterwalder employs more than 1,400 people in Germany and abroad.

Photo: City of Halle

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