GEODIS, a subsidiary of SNCF Logistics, has signed an agreement to acquire trans-o-flex, a German company in the field of express transport of premium products, specializing in particular in the transport of temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products and the delivery of products for cosmetics and high-tech industries. The company trans-o-flex is located in Germany and has recently expanded its activities in Austria. It employs approximately 2,000 people across 77 hubs and local agencies, enabling it to offer Express logistics solutions throughout Germany.
"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,” said Marie-Christine Lombard, Chief Executive Officer of GEODIS.
The closing of this deal will be effective after completion of the usual regulatory approvals. Marie-Christine Lombard will become the new Chair of the Supervisory Board. 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, will remain as Vice-Chairman.
“I am glad to be part of the continuation of the success story of trans-oflex as vice-chairman of the supervisory board. Together with GEODIS, we will scale the trans-o-flex model internationally and thus further increase the benefits for our customers,” added Christoph Schoeller.