Dachser expands food logistics operations in Germany and Austria

Kempten, Germany: Dachser is expanding its food logistics operations with the acquisition of Brummer Logistik in Germany and Brummer Logistic Solutions in Austria. Brummer Group, which made a turnover of €128m last year, has a refrigerated and frozen site in Bavaria, as well as storage in Austria.

In a joint statement, managing directors Hans Brummer and Simone Brummer-Leebmann, now former owners of Brummer, said: “Being a part of Dachser’s European network opens up additional opportunities for growth.

“We’re therefore taking our partnership, which has developed over the years, to the next level. We’re strengthening our long-term position in the market and offering our customers new opportunities for cross-border food groupage transports and contract logistics services.”

Dachser’s acquisitions last year included Müller Fresh Food Logistics in the Netherlands, ACA International in Australia and New Zealand, Frigoscandia in Sweden and buy-outs of its joint-venture partners in Japan, Italy and South Africa. Last year, it spent nearly €250m on acquisitions and has around €500m for more this year.

Burkhard Eling, chief executive said: “In 2023 we completed our European groupage network in Italy, with the third-largest acquisition of our company history, we tapped key food logistics markets in the Benelux and Nordic countries and, moreover, we now have our own locations in the large overseas markets of Japan and Australia.”