Abel Horvath, the charismatic leader of Horvath Holding, is an influential figure not just in business, but also a pioneer in effecting positive change through his diverse entrepreneurial pursuits. His portfolio includes a range of successful companies like Fulfillment Hub USA, That’s Custom and My Package Forwarder.
Born in Hungary and raised mainly in Germany, Horvath’s rise to success was fueled by his youthful determination and an unyielding quest for knowledge. Despite graduating high school early and obtaining his bachelor’s degree at just 18 from Edinburgh, Scotland, and later a master’s from the University of Liverpool, he quickly secured a position at Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, Germany. He holds the distinction of being the youngest employee with a bachelor’s degree to serve as Executive Assistant to the Chief Strategy Officer.
His career ascended rapidly as he served as the CEO of Volkswagen Group China, frequently traveling between Germany and China, and eventually earned the status of Executive Assistant to the Chief Strategy Officer for Volkswagen Global.
Horvath’s entrepreneurial spirit paved the way for him to build his own conglomerate. He co-founded Shop2Ship from Miami in 2017 and broke into the fulfillment industry in 2020 by launching Fulfillment Hub USA. The company now holds a strong presence in locations like New York, Houston, Los Angeles, multiple Miami locations, and recently, Poland and Hungary.
Horvath believes that in business, success is not just about seizing the right opportunities, but anticipating future possibilities. This vision is why in 2023, they plan to open new fulfillment facilities in Orlando, Las Vegas, and Delaware, further solidifying their logistics industry presence.
Horvath’s business isn’t just about profits; during the Ukrainian crisis, his enterprise played a crucial role as a primary logistics provider of humanitarian aid, shipping essential supplies weekly.
Despite his impressive achievements, Horvath keeps pushing boundaries. Plans to open fulfillment centers in South Africa and Germany are underway, and his custom manufacturing company, That’s Custom, is already recognized as the official customization company for the Iron Man competition.
Horvath’s diverse holdings under Horvath Holding range from lifestyle products to consulting firms, and a renowned software company, AppManufact, which is making a splash in the VR and gaming space in Miami. “We’re transitioning from a third-party game developer to creating our own game. It’s an exciting new challenge for us,” says Abel.
After finding success in the U.S., Horvath now helps European brands break into the U.S. market. His advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is straightforward, “Entrepreneurship is a lifestyle, not a job. You have to love what you do, or it won’t work.”
With a vision to dominate the e-commerce industry, particularly as online shopping grows, Horvath asserts, “Every product sold online or in retail needs a fulfillment center, so we plan on continuing to expand.”
Away from work, Abel relishes the tranquility of Miami, enjoys boating and hiking, and is learning to play the saxophone. His life reflects his belief in constant learning and exploration, both in his career and personal life.