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Dachser stays on acquisition trail

By control on January 17, 2013

Dachser’s acquisition of the Spanish air and sea freight forwarder Transunion will add 15 new locations in five countries to the logistics group’s worldwide logistics network. As well as nine offices in Spain, Transunion (TU) is also active in Turkey, Argentina, Peru and Mexico.

The deal, which has still to be approved by the antitrust authorities, marks the latest stage in Dachser’s Global 2.0 strategic growth program. Dachser managing director Thomas Reuter (pictured), who is also responsible for the group’s Air & Sea Logistics operation, explains, “The acquisition of the complementary Transunion network allows us to offer our customers even better access to the Latin American market as well as an excellent presence in mainland Spain and Turkey. We are delighted that the shareholder families of TU have decided to shape the future of the company as an integral part of Dachser.”

TU, founded in 1978, is expected to post revenue of €95 million in fiscal 2012. CEO Federico Camáñez will continue to be responsible for its management and will report directly to Reuter.

Dachser and Transunion have already cooperated for more than 15 years. In 2011, Dachser generated revenue of €4.3 billion and handled 49.3 million consignments weighing 37 million tonnes. The group employs 21,000 staff working in 315 profit centers.

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