Leading supply chain provider GEODIS has recently announced its plans to acquire one of the leading companies, Trans-o-flex. With a focus on pharmaceutical and healthcare products, it operates Germany’s largest temperature-controlled distribution network.
Trans-o-flex, established in 1971, is presently owned by Schoeller and Amberger. Its proven track record boasts of its excellence in handling temperature-controlled transportation of healthcare products. Headquartered in Germany and with branches in Austria, it operates across 77 hubs through direct and indirect intervention, making it one of the largest companies in the premium express sector across Germany.
In the announcement made by GEODIS, its Chief Executive Officer, Marie-Christine Lombard, said, “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 customer’s growth and geographic development. This acquisition will position GEODIS as a leading player in the healthcare market and significantly enhance our delivery capabilities in Germany, a country at the heart of global trade. We have been impressed by the expertise and 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, Europe, and globally. In order to achieve this, we have agreed with Christoph Schoeller, who is currently Trans-O-Flex’s chairman of the advisory board, vice chairman of the supervisory board, and shareholder with Peter Amberger, that he will remain as vice chairman of the new supervisory board presided over by myself.”
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 temperature-controlled healthcare and premium express delivery through its widely recognised quality network and its high reliability of service throughout Germany and Austria. This has been accomplished under the leadership of trans-o-flex’s CEO, Wolfgang P. Albeck, who has surrounded himself with an expert team of people who have a distinct “can do” attitude and a commitment to providing the highest level of 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 the highest performance when joining GEODIS.”