Germany is our country's most important trading partner. In both Polish imports and exports, the western neighbor's share exceeds 20%. France, the United Kingdom, Belgium and the Netherlands are also of great importance. Geographical location, infrastructure, scientific and academic facilities or support for modern business services make Western companies locate their logistics centers in Poznań, and the region is a natural hub between Poland and Western European countries.

- We have been present in Poznań for more than 20 years (first in the capital of Wielkopolska region itself, and now in Tarnow Podgórny, located nearby), and all the time we see the growing importance of the region as a logistics hub both for Western companies offering products on the Polish market, and further to CEE countries or Ukraine, as well as for our entrepreneurs developing their business in Germany, France, Great Britain or Benelux countries," says Adam Galek, member of the Board of Directors of Rohlig SUUS Logistics. - What influences Poznań's attractiveness? Adequate road infrastructure - the city lies at the intersection of two trans-European transport corridors of the TEN-T network: North Sea-Baltic and Baltic-Adriatic, developed intermodal infrastructure, which is gaining in importance as our customers increasingly rely on intermodal transport for environmental reasons, as well as scientific and research facilities and access to qualified personnel, he adds.

From the Poznań branch, the company offers a fixed connection in groupage road transport to Germany (where transit time is 24 hours), France, Belgium or the Netherlands (in this case, transit time is 1-2 days), as well as full truckload transport or a domestic distribution network, where goods in Poland are delivered in 24 hours. In turn, from intermodal terminals located in the Poznan region (in Gadki, Swarzedz and Poznan Franowo) SUUS organizes permanent connections to, among others, the UK, Germany or Benelux countries, as well as container deliveries to ports in Western Europe and Poland.

The Tarnow Podgorny branch plays a major role in the supply chain managed for Western customers. The facility, with an operating area of more than 40 thousand square meters, combines the function of a logistics warehouse (more than 32 thousand square meters) and a modern transshipment terminal (more than 8 thousand square meters). The new warehouse also features more than 77 thousand pallet spaces, rack and block storage, as well as an

as well as an extensive sprinkler system on the racks, allowing vertical storage of ADR (dangerous goods). It is also one of the few warehouses in Greater Poland that meets the requirements of the Sanitary Inspection for customs control of goods (TRACES-NT).

At the branch, SUUS also provides a range of value-added services (such as order picking, banding and product kit creation), customs handling - which is of great importance for global customers - or VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) service, which provides manufacturing companies with efficient management of component inventories.

- Our branch is a response to the growing demand for logistics services in the region. The combination of a multi-customer high-bay warehouse and a transshipment terminal significantly speeds up logistics processes. Every day at our branch we handle 20-25 general cargo lines in international transport and about 100 in domestic distribution," says Justyna Stróżyk, director of the Poznań branch of Rohlig SUUS Logistics. The modern, multifunctional warehouse is also part of the company's development strategy in the area of pallet deliveries in the so-called last mile. The Polish operator in January this year acquired EXPERT, a company specializing in this type of service, as well as providing additional services, such as carrying and assembling furniture or household appliances. The purchased company also has a branch in Poznań.

The new SUUS branch also features a number of environmental solutions. The facility is in the process of being certified BREEAM Excellent, proving that the project was developed in accordance with the principles of sustainable development, and that the building is friendly to employees and the environment. An extensive network of skylights means that there is no need for artificial light during the day. The building also features, among other things, a photovoltaic system, electric car charging zones and LED lighting with a smart control system (DALI). The state-of-the-art Office of the Future-style office provides comfort in carrying out daily duties for employees, while the driver's rest zone provides an opportunity for SUUS' key business partners to relax. The zone is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It features facilities such as a kitchen and showers.