New managing director at GLS Austria


ANSFELDEN / AUSTRIA. Christian Schöninger has taken over the management of GLS Austria. In the last few years, the South Styrian has managed the company’s operational business. He focuses on customer satisfaction and sustainability.

GLS Austria has reassigned the position of managing director and relies on Christian Schöninger, who has over 25 years of logistics experience. The 48-year-old from southern Styria began his professional career with an international forwarding company before moving to GLS Austria in 2005 as a depot manager in Styria. Before he was appointed managing director, he was responsible for the operative business of GLS Austria for many years. “Christian Schöninger is a leader from our own ranks who knows all logistics processes down to the last detail,” explains Klaus Schädle, Group Area Managing Director at GLS. “I am sure that thanks to his enthusiasm for sustainable and innovative delivery concepts as well as his dynamism and experience, he will decisively advance the development of the company.”

Environmental protection and comfort

In the past few months, Schöninger has also pushed ahead with GLS’s Austrian city logistics projects. Two eScooters in Graz and Innsbruck have already been put into regular operation and new e-vehicle tests have been carried out, for example in Vienna. “One of my main concerns is that we should increasingly rely on e-vehicles and the sustainable equipment of our locations,” says Schöninger. “This is how we are getting closer and closer to our goal of CO2-neutral parcel delivery”. Another focus of the management: convenience for the customer with online orders. GLS has already developed particularly convenient returns services here. “Due to the massive increase in private orders across the country, we want to increasingly offer our 2C customers tailor-made and flexible delivery solutions,” summarizes Schöninger.

GLS Austria is a subsidiary of the GLS Group. GLS implements parcel services for over 240,000 customers and also offers express and freight services.

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