The GAC Group has opened a new sales office to meet what it says are growing demands for logistics services in Poland. As most of the country’s logistics business is controlled in and around Warsaw, GAC has strategically placed its new office right in the centre of the capital – ‘the airfreight hub of Poland’, according to Gunnar Lundgren, Regional Logistics Manager. The new office joins GAC’s two existing bases in Poland, which provide essential sea freight connections from the ports of Szczecin and Gdynia. “Poland accounts for a massive 22 per cent of business in Central and Eastern Europe,” says Lundgren. “GDP is one of the fastest growing in Europe and forecast to rise by almost 4 per cent in 2009 – unusual in the current climate. In a country of 38 million people enjoying improving standards of living, demand for imported goods such as cars and home furnishings is higher than ever, as is the need for reliable logistics services. Additionally, Poland’s substantial exports of clothing and foods mean there’s lots of freight moving in both directions.” The new Warsaw office is headed by industry veteran Jaroslaw Kasprzyk, sales manager, GAC Poland.