Heppner strengthens its land transport network in Northern Germany and the Netherlands with the acquisition of Hamacher Logistik GmbH

A year after getting established in the Netherlands with the takeover of family business HaCas Transport in Gilze, Heppner is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hamacher Logistik GmbH, the specialist of international transport from the region of Gronau, located at the border between Northern Germany and the Netherlands.

To be as closer as possible to its customers and in the context of a shortage of transport means in Germany, the acquisition of Hamacher Logistik GmbH strengthens and accelerates Heppner’s ability to continuously improve the quality and development of its transport solutions in this key area for the company’s French, German and Dutch customers.

With a staff of 190 employees and a turnover of €39m, Hamacher Logistik GmbH is an international transport specialist characterised by its family business DNA, flexible and close to its customers. The company provides and carries out transport solutions especially on the trade axes Netherlands/France and Germany/France. A founding member of the CTL network in Germany, it has its own distribution capabilities in the Netherlands and the Gronau region. This acquisition thus also increases Heppner’s distribution capabilities in Germany. Hamacher Logistik GmbH also has a logistics business in Gronau and overseas in the Netherlands. In a first stage, Hamacher Logistik GmbH will continue to operate independently with its network of partners.

‘The acquisition of Hamacher Logistik GmbH is a perfect fit for our development strategy aiming being close to our customers and strengthening our transport solutions. We have a unique combination of partnerships and local branches that allows us to provide our customers with the highest service level in terms of time, quality and information control.’ says Cédric Frachet, Strategy and Development Director for International Land Transport at Heppner.

‘We are very happy to join forces with Heppner. We have always strived to optimise our network and to develop international transport solutions. Heppner allows us to create value for our customers by being more efficient in our transport and logistics services: all this with a shared approach of business and human resources. This is because we share common values’, says Lothar Petzold, former shareholder of Hamacher Logistik GmbH.