Dachser acquires food logistics provider Brummer

April 15, 2024
German temperature-controlled transportation and warehousing specialist strengthens European network for refrigerated and frozen food storage and distribution.

Dachser recently acquired Brummer Logistik in Germany and Brummer Logistic Solutions in Austria. The purchase encompasses the entire operational business of the Brummer Group, the company said. Under the terms of the deal, the companies agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

The acquisition still requires the approval of German and Austrian authorities.

In 2023, the family-owned companies generated revenue of around $136 million, putting them among the leading food logistics providers in Central Europe. The owners and managing directors of the Brummer Group, Hans Brummer and Simone Brummer-Leebmann, decided to concentrate their business activities on the management and development of real estate, particularly in the logistics sector.

They will be supported in this enterprise by their daughter, Valerie Brummer.

Brummer Logistik was founded in 1977 in Neuburg am Inn, Bavaria, where it owns a facility for refrigerated and frozen food. Brummer Logistic Solutions launched in 2021 and has storage space at its location in St. Marienkirchen, Austria. Flows of goods from all over Europe are thus consolidated next to the border, facilitating the optimization of transport capacity and greater efficiency in transit times. In its core market of southern Germany and Austria, Brummer currently employs some 950 people.

As a full-service logistics provider, Brummer focuses on cross-border transport, warehousing, and contract logistics services for food between Germany, Austria, and neighboring countries. In providing these services, Brummer covers the full range of temperatures, including frozen foods below  minus-18 degrees Celsius.

The acquisition will tap considerable growth potential for Brummer, the companies said.

“Brummer has been one of the market leaders for food logistics in Austria and southern Germany for many years,” Hans Brummer and Simone Brummer-Leebmann, Brummer co-owners prior to the takeover, said in a joint statement. “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.

“This also creates security and stability for our staff.”

Meanwhile, Dachser customers will be able to access the Brummer distribution network in southern Germany, Austria, and Slovenia. The company primarily serves this network with 350plus drivers on the payroll and its own fleet of over 300 refrigerated trucks.

“In Brummer, we’re acquiring a company that has an excellent reputation as a quality leader,” Dachser CEO Burkhard Eling said. “Moreover, we’re delighted to be expanding our own food logistics network in Central Europe. Along with our recent acquisitions of Müller Fresh Food Logistics in the Netherlands and Frigoscandia in northern Europe, we’re reinforcing our position as one of the leading food logistics companies in Europe.”

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