The Story

A quick look at the history of Craiss

2015
On 1 January 2015, Craiss opens a new branch in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia.

2014
Craiss Logistyka Sp.Z.o.o. awarded DIN ISO 9001:2008 certification. Takes over production supplies for a leading international technology business with 6,000 m2 of logistics space at its Regensburg site. Starts operating a "dedicated warehouse" at a customer site in Schwandorf. Craiss takes over all production supplies for an automotive supplier with a 7,000 m² facility. Converts to electronic invoicing. All transport documentation can be accessed via an online client on the Craiss website.

Craiss begins implementation of a detailed risk management system for its vehicle fleet. The aim of the system is to minimise avoidable vehicle damage.

2013
Craiss joins the ILN general cargo network

2012
Installation of a 5,200 m² photovoltaic unit on the roof of our headquarters in Mühlacker. Start of a new telematic system which all Craiss vehicles are equipped with. Establishment of the Romanian subsidiary Craiss Transport SRL in Sibiu. Vehicle fleet expanded with 36 new vehicles. On 1 September 2012, Craiss takes over receipt and dispatch logistics for the internal transport operations of a well-known automotive supplier in Rotenburg a.d.F. The service is provided using a 3,000 m² facility at the customer's factory.

2011
Re-location of the Czech company's site from Beroun to a modern warehouse and office site in Prague. After 50 years as managing director, Albert Craiss joins the advisory board of Albert Craiss GmbH & Co.KG and hands over management to his son Michael Craiss.

2010
New jumbo swap-trailer and articulated tractor units with the latest EURO 5 engines added to vehicle fleet.

2007
Twelve vehicles added to fleet. 2006: Opening of a 3,000 m² "dedicated warehouse" at the Warburg site. Implementation of 49,000 m² of storage facilities for the ceramics industry in Bremen and Bremerhaven. Craiss takes over warehouse and picking operations as well as the national distribution of finished goods.

2004
Increased market penetration into eastern Europe: Establishment of companies in Romania and Ukraine. First phase of expansion into Asia: Establishment of the Chinese SCIN company. Development of the Asia Log logistics centre in Shanghai: sourcing, assembling, packing.

2002
The LiNet research and development project comes to successful completion: a decisive step to becoming a supply chain partner.

2000
Entire vehicle fleet is equipped with on-board computers: vehicle tracking using GPS, automated data exchange between vehicles and schedulers.

1998
Extension of activities in Eastern Europe: Establishment of the Polish Craiss Logistyka sp.z.o.o. subsidiary.

1997
Initial phase of expansion in the east: Establishment of the Czech subsidiary Craiss Logistic s.r.o.

1996
Switch to jumbo swap trailers and implementation of warehouse-on-wheels processing.

1992
Installation of a new 15,000 m² service centre at the company headquarters.

1989
Expansion of storage activities for the automotive industry: Just-in-time, sequencing, assembly services.

1982
Introduction of swap-trailer systems for international transport.

1953
The increasing use of oil during the wirtschaftswunder period results in Craiss becoming a mineral oil wholesaler.

1931
Craiss established as a trade and production supplier.