We are a medium-sized logistics company with our headquarters in Emden. Due to our extensive experience, we see ourselves as conscious of tradition but, at the same time, always looking to the future.
The ability of our company to adapt quickly and efficiently to the developments, trends and challenges of the logistics industry in changing times is a determining factor of our success. We now operate 15 LNG-powered vehicles and regularly participate in projects that, for example, promote CO2-neutral container handling or test the suitability of electric trucks for everyday use.
We maintain long-standing business relationships with well-known shipping agents, freight forwarders and shipping companies. This makes us not only a reliable partner in logistics, but also an important employer in the region. Our steadily growing and still owner-managed company offers a familiar and, above all, good working atmosphere, as well as quick decision-making processes, and promotes independent work with varied tasks.
Our company was founded in 1985 by Jakob Weets. In that year, he made what was probably the hardest decision of his life - he became self-employed and bought a truck. "I was an employee and there was a restructuring of my company at the time. When everything was finished, the announcement came that I would exclusively drive trucks again. That's when I said to myself: You can do something better on your own with this experience, you just have to get going and not be afraid. Being self-employed means being brave!"
Started as a one-man business, the Weets Group has developed into a medium-sized logistics service provider with currently around 500 employees. "Today we work with a correspondingly broad range of services, including our branches in Hamburg, Soltau and Wolfsburg."
The company's founder, Jakob Weets, is the Managing Director and shareholder, and manages the company's fortunes. Jakob Weets, who himself drove a truck for many years, attaches great importance to a personal and friendly relationship with his employees. The training of young people is also a major concern of our company. Despite the use of high-tech, people also count at Weets, and that is certainly a major factor in our success.
In 2013, we acquired the insolvent Besser GmbH. The name OMAG Maschinenbau GmbH, which is associated with a long, successful tradition, was revived. In 2018, we opened a transhipment centre for combined rail/road transport in Soltau together with the Soltau Logistic Center (SLC) of the Tietje Group. Regular rail transportation has been taking place there since June 2018. The facility is also open to third parties. Despite the proximity to the port of Hamburg, Jakob Weets decided to use rail. The reasons include environmental friendliness, as well as access to the terminals in the Port of Hamburg, which is sometimes difficult by truck.