06/02/2017 – Press Release
WCL, a leading consultancy for the international transport and logistics industry, plans to expand its international business. For this reason Hans J Willam, who founded the company in 1999, has taken on board four additional shareholders who jointly founded a limited liability company (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung/GmbH).
From now on five heavyweights from the transport industry will steer the company into the future. Hans J Willam (61), owner of WCL WilConLog e.K., remains the largest shareholder and becomes the Chairman of the Advisory Board. The other shareholders are Günter Kuhberg, Bremen; Frieder Steinwarder, Hamburg; sieg & friends GmbH, Hamburg, and Helge Straubinger, Hamburg. Frieder Steinwarder and Martin Sieg jointly act as Managing Directors of the GmbH.
With the foundation of the new company WCL takes the next step towards expanding its international focus. The GmbH takes care of the entire service portfolio, with the exception of the NVOCC projects, which exclusively stay with the WCL WilConLog e.K.
Hans J Willam explains: “With this move, the WCL family is well equipped for the future. It has been of utmost importance for us to familiarise both our clients and business partners to the fact that from now on five shareholders are at the helm of WCL. I have been advising our business partners for many years on how to prepare for the future set up of their companies before reaching the age of retirement. It is only logical that I do the same for the future of my own company. I am sure that the successful course of WCL, which I formed in 1999, will be continued”.
Note to editors
WCL offers services including recruitment and executive Search, management and strategic consulting services, organising mergers and acquisitions (matchmaker function) and advises and supports companies on establishing NVOCC services.
Hans J Willam founded WCL in 1999. In January of 2009 the company was restructured to better accommodate its clients’ specific requirements and officially became WCL – Worldwide Consultants in Logistics. Within just a few years the company has grown its network around the globe with representative offices in various countries on multiple continents. In 2017 a new GmbH with five shareholders emerged to further expand the international outreach.
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