Dachser acquires Müller Fresh Food Logistics
Dachser acquires Müller Fresh Food Logistics

Dachser secures the leading food distribution network in the Netherlands and opens up Müller's growth potential with a European distribution network. In addition to the warehouses, this acquisition includes the extensive fleet of conditioned trucks. The two companies have agreed not to disclose the acquisition price. The final acquisition is currently awaiting approval by the ACM.

Which part is taken over?

Part of a family-owned holding company, Transportgroep A. Müller B.V. is active in the market under the name Müller Fresh Food Logistics. In 2021, the company’s 770 food logistics employees generated some EUR 90 million in revenue, making it one of the leading food logistics providers in the Netherlands. Dachser has not, however, acquired Müller’s workshop business, which employs a further 80 people. Müller shareholders will continue to run the workshop business independently.

In the Netherlands, Müller operates five locations. As a full-service logistics provider, Müller offers transports and distribution in the ambient, fresh, and frozen food segments. The company’s portfolio also includes warehousing across all temperature ranges as well as customer-specific value-added services. Müller’s CEO, Jan-Peter Müller, will remain at the helm, supported by his trusted and proven management team.

“Müller has been a leader in the Dutch food logistics market for many years,” says Müller CEO Jan-Peter Müller. “As a part of Dachser, we now have access not only to Dachser’s food logistics network in Germany, but also to Dachser’s European Food Network that serves 34 countries. This means we can offer our customers entirely new options. For Müller, the acquisition opens up considerable growth potential within a rapidly growing international familyowned company. This creates an excellent and reliable outlook, in particular for our employees.”

Combining reliability and quality

In the future, Dachser’s customers will be able to draw on Müller’s close-knit distribution network in the Netherlands. The company serves this network with its own fleet of 350 trucks and 400 trailers as well as with more than 400 employed drivers. “For Dachser, acquiring Müller in the Netherlands is an important step toward expanding our business activities in Benelux,” says Alfred Miller, Managing Director Dachser Food Logistics. “With this acquisition, we are safeguarding high-quality distribution capacity for our German and European customers in the key food market of the Netherlands.”

“Reliability and quality are Müller’s top priorities—something we really have in common,” says Alexander Tonn, COO Road Logistics at Dachser. “Müller’s values as a family-owned company are also a perfect fit for Dachser.” He adds that Müller’s biggest asset is its workforce: “Müller is known in the market for its highly qualified and motivated employees—in the offices, logistics centers, and behind the wheel. They’re what makes the company so successful. We’re delighted to welcome them into the Dachser family.”

Strengthening Dachser’s presence in the Netherlands

Dachser has been active in the Netherlands with its own country organization—represented by the European Logistics (industrial and consumer goods) and Air & Sea Logistics business lines—since 1975. Including Müller, Dachser now employs 1,300 people in the Netherlands working at 12 locations.

About Dachser

Dachser, a family-owned company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, provides transport logistics, warehousing, and customized services in two business fields: Dachser Air & Sea Logistics and Dachser Road Logistics. The latter consists of two business lines: Dachser
European Logistics and Dachser Food Logistics. Comprehensive contract logistics services and industry-specific solutions round out the company’s range. A seamless shipping network—both in Europe and overseas—and fully integrated IT systems ensure intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

Thanks to some 31,800 employees at 376 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated consolidated net revenue of approximately EUR 7.1 billion in 2021. The same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 83.6 million shipments weighing 42.8 million metric tons. Dachser is represented by its own country organizations in 42 countries.

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