MBS continued down the route of expanding geographical coverage within Germany to extend and improve our service offer to customers. In 2004 the company opened a branch in the Rhineland-Pfalz town of Pirmasens.
Initial growth within Germany then turned into the globalisation philosophy which informs the MBS Group today. The first international branch – in Portugal – was opened in the same year as the Cologne Logistics Centre. Porlogis Trânsitos e Logística (Lda.) was formed with the participation of MBS. This enabled traffic to Portugal to expand, and Porlogis to be profitably integrated into the MBS network.
By 2001 we had reached another turning point: the success of the company and its constant growth demanded more extensive expansion measures: after opening a branch in Dusseldorf in 2001, MBS built a logistics centre in Cologne at the end of 2003. Over a surface area of 22,000 m², a warehouse with high-bay storage for 14,000 pallet spaces and a transshipment warehouse covering 5,000 m² were created. The warehouse, with its 21 ramp gates operates 24/7. The office area, which covers 2,800 m², benefits from high-tech equipment, including a fibre optic cable network. The new building project in Cologne: the largest investment by the MBS-Group to date.
The history of MBS’ development continued apace: at the end of 1998, the company opened a site which was to prove crucial to the development of our business: Kelsterbach, close to Frankfurt Airport. A strategically important step: proximity to Frankfurt Rhine-Main Airport has enabled us to offer our customers even more efficient service.