BayWa Vorarlberg is a new partner in the RWA warehouse network. With the Vorarlberg company, which has a comparable range of products and services to the warehouses, the association is expanding to include another federal state. This now extends from Burgenland via Lower Austria, Upper Austria and Styria to Vorarlberg.
The “BayWa Vorarlberg” brand will remain
The previously existing cooperation between BayWa Vorarlberg, which has a business model comparable to that of warehouses, and RWA is now being further intensified, also apart from day-to-day operations, for example by optimizing existing processes or systems. The presence of the Vorarlberg company under the “BayWa Vorarlberg” brand, which is strongly anchored in the region, will remain unchanged.
Seven locations, 200 employees, 75 million euros annual turnover
On the part of BayWa Vorarlberg, Managing Director Martin König comments positively on the merger. Even under his predecessor, Walter Eiben, they began to work together successfully in the BayWa-RWA network. This can be seen in the development of a successful trading and service company in the region. Today BayWa Vorarlberg has more than 200 employees, generates annual sales of around EUR 75 million and has seven locations in the predominantly urban region of the Rhine Valley / Lake Constance.
Use of Austrian synergies
The basis for the integration of BayWa Vorarlberg, which was founded in 1995, is the takeover of the shares in BayWa AG by RWA AG. Raiffeisenlandesbank Vorarlberg, which is playing a key role in the restructuring, also held or holds further shares. BayWa and RWA have been in a strategic alliance since 1999. Within the group, the strategic decision was now made to bundle the activities in Austria in order to increase synergies.
About RWA and warehouse
RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG is the wholesale and service company of the warehouse cooperatives in Austria. RWA provides a differentiated range of services for these. It ranges from the marketing of agricultural products, trading in agricultural inputs, building materials and products for the house, yard and garden to various services.
“Lagerhaus” is the umbrella brand of around 90 independent and regional cooperatives owned by farming members with more than 1,000 locations and around 12,000 employees. The warehouses have been local suppliers and regional economic partners in rural areas for more than 100 years.
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