March 2 - Gruber Logistics has taken over the logistics department of Cologne-based cement plant manufacturer Humboldt Wedag (HW), a subsidiary of KHD Humboldt Wedag International.

Gruber will take over HW's logistics staff and support all logistics activities in house. Gruber welcomed the deal, with a new branch office strategically reinforcing its operations in Cologne.

Rainer Belcher, managing director of the project, air and ocean division of Gruber Logistics in Germany, will be responsible for the Cologne office.

For HW, this outsourcing to a logistics service provider will mean significant savings in the logistics sector, said Gruber.