The Finnish provider of returnable logistics solutions has acquired the German A&A Logistik-Equipment which specialises in delivering logistics equipment for various industries.
The portfolio of the 1992-founded Heidenau-based A&A is split between two segments - standard equipment and special projects. The company puts a strong focus on innovation, including developing and supplying customized Automatic Guided Vehicles.
"By putting together our strengths we become a major global market player in material handling equipment. K.Hartwall's experience in Lean Logistics management and international trade gets combined with the A&A expertise. This will enable us to attract new customers and enter new markets as one strong, unified team. […] We are very pleased with our new acquisition as we share the same goal to facilitate efficient supply chains and improve distribution processes in manufacturing locations," Jerker Hartwall, CEO, K.Hartwall, commented.
Frank Haltermann, CEO and Co-owner, A&A, also said, "The acquisition strengthens both parts of our business by widening our expertise and product range to offer better services to our customers. A&A has always been working on developing innovative solutions to help our customers to improve the workflow within their supply chain."
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