International full-service provider, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has announced the appointment of Monika Thielemann-Hald as Global Head of Automotive Logistics. Thielemann-Hald succeeds Martin Wehner who had successfully managed the automotive vertical of Hellmann in recent years and now assumes the role of Chief Commercial Officer for the company’s Europe operations.
Monika Thielemann-Hald has many years of experience in the field of international automotive logistics. After almost 20 years at Schenker in various management positions in the automotive sector, she moved to Panalpina in 2014 and went on to establish the company’s automotive logistics solutions division in Europe.
“We are very pleased to have gained a proven industry expert in Thielemann-Hald. For Hellmann, the automotive sector is the largest and a strategically very important industry solution. Our goal is to further expand the segment together with Thielemann-Hald and her international team, even in the current challenging market situation,” says Reiner Heiken, Chief Executive Officer, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.
“The automotive industry has always placed particularly high demands on logistics. Especially under the current challenges, securing global transport flows has become a major focus of attention in the automotive sector. Therefore, we have to analyze market needs closely and continuously adapt processes in an agile and dynamic way – with regard to intercontinental rail solutions, securing international and national logistics chains in combined transport or CO2-optimized transport flows,” says Monika Thielemann-Hald, Global Head of Automotive Logistics, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.
Hellmann has been a global player in automotive logistics for over 20 years. In the automotive sector, the company’s portfolio includes value-added services such as warehousing and customs clearance as well as classic multimodal transport services using all modes of transport.