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Established in 1931, Raben Group is a leading European logistics operator offering comprehensive transport, shipping, and logistics services. The group has more than 150 branches in 13 European countries, from the Baltics to the Balkans. It manages approximately 1.2 million sqm of warehouse capacity and sends more than 8,500 trucks out on the roads every day.

Raben puts a strong emphasis on groupage transport, where several clients share the cargo capacity of a single vehicle, making it one of the most cost-effective and most sustainable solutions. To strengthen its market position further, the group recently started to identify new transport connections between regional depots, apart from central hubs.

This approach aims at a higher level of decentralization while enabling faster deliveries due to fewer loading and unloading operations. By better utilizing transport capacities, the company can take advantage of synergies in its systems, reducing costs and emissions. It is a favorable choice for customers and an important element of the group’s strategy.

The Hungarian business unit of the group, Raben Trans European Hungary, has five depots throughout the country: Debrecen, Dunaharaszti, Győr, and Pécs. This year the company started operations in two new state-of-the-art, energy-efficient warehouses as well. One of these is also located in Dunaharaszti. The 30,000-sqm property offers temperature-controlled areas divided into three zones; therefore, it is suitable for most clients from the food industry and the FMCG sector. The new warehouse in Pécs comprises nearly 11,000 sqm of storage space and is an integral part of Raben’s nationwide network of depots.

Marking its 90th anniversary, Raben Group is devoting 2021 to sustainability by organizing a unique series called the eco2way tour. Colleagues from all over Europe introduce 20 places that are at risk due to climate change. As a gift for present and future generations, the company will launch an online vote in September, where clients and the wider public can select one of three environmental initiatives. Raben will provide financial support to the winning project, thus contributing to a better, greener future.

This article was first published in the Budapest Business Journal print issue of July 30, 2021.

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