GEODIS has signed an agreement to acquire trans-o-flex, a company in the premium express sector in Germany specialised in temperature-controlled transport for pharmaceutical products as well as in time-definite delivery of products for cosmetics, automotive and high-tech industries.
Since 2016 the company is owned by the families Schoeller and Amberger who have invested to scale it up to a leading specialised distribution player.
Marie-Christine Lombard, CEO of GEODIS, commented, "The acquisition of trans-o-flex is a key step forward enabling us to increase our footprint in Germany. It is consistent with our ambition to strengthen our global end-to-end logistics solutions to support our customers’ growth and geographic development. This acquisition will position GEODIS as a leading player in the healthcare market and will significantly enhance our delivery capabilities in Germany, a country at the heart of global trade."
She added, "We have been impressed by the expertise and the commitment to the highest quality of service of trans-o-flex’s management team. We welcome the trans-o-flex team to GEODIS and together we believe we can further support our customers on both sides by combining our respective and complementary strengths in Germany, in Europe and globally."
Trans-o-flex is headquartered in Germany and has recently expanded its activity in Austria.
Christoph Schoeller and Peter Amberger, representatives of the shareholders, said, "Since we acquired trans-o-flex in 2016, the company has further established its leadership in the temperature-control healthcare and premium Express delivery through its widely-recognized quality network and its high reliability of service throughout Germany and Austria."
They added, "This has been achieved under the leadership of Wolfgang P. Albeck, trans-o-flex’s CEO who has built an expert team of people around him with a unique “can do” attitude and commitment to highest customer satisfaction. We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest appreciation to Wolfgang Albeck and his team. We have no doubt they will continue to be engaged in delivering highest performances when joining GEODIS."