German trucking company looking to dump $12M into new Chicago division

A German trucking company has announced its plans to begin operation in the US with expansion in mind. 

Hegelmann Group announced its plans for a USA division in Chicago, Illinois on Monday, February 8th. According to DC Velocity, the Chicago division will operate 10 trucks and provide at least 15 job opportunities for the community. 

“We want to offer the same range of services in the USA as in Europe very quickly. We are a global and powerful company,” Andrew Jasinskas, Hegelmann’s head of business development, said in a release.

 “We want to become a global organization that offers its services on the European, North American, and Asian continents. We believe that by working hard and honestly we can become a successful, ambitious and growing player in the US and North American market.”

Hegelman plans to spend $12 million on the expansion over the next three years in order to “kickstart the growth” of the new sector. 

After the first year, Hegelman also plans to invest in trucks powered by liquid natural gas or electricity before looking to expand into Canada and other parts of Central America. 

Currently, Hegelman is a family-run company that primarily operates out of Europe. The company specializes in time-critical deliveries for the automotive, heavy-duty, and food industries with a fleet of more than 4,000 rigs. It was founded in 1998 and employs more than 7,000 across its 26 offices across Europe.