Griteka Logistics, one of the largest asset-based logistics companies in Europe, is opening an office in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, where the newly formed Girteka Global Business Services will begin operations in 2022, Enterprise Georgia announced on Thursday.
The company will create over 300 jobs over the next two years and plans to expand its operations in the country to hire more talent, meet its growth needs and strengthen its position in the logistics market, the agency said.
The new service company aims to employ about 50 people this year and will double in size in various departments including IT, human resources and other areas in 2023.
The decision to grow in an additional international market will strengthen the company’s ambition to be among the top 10 logistics companies in Europe by 2026, as an expanded talent pool will allow Girteka to increase its operational capabilities in Europe and Scandinavia “, according to the company.
Martynas Sarapinas, the company’s chief information officer, said it selected Georgia from a shortlist of six countries, all of which “went through a very thorough due diligence process by us, in which we looked at several factors, including the talent pool and the level of education and skills, the business climate and the cost of doing business in the country in the following years”.
Girteka Logistics, based in Lithuania, transports more than 880,000 full truckloads every year with over 9,000 trucks operating in Europe, Scandinavia and CIS countries. The company employs over 21,000 people.