Gebrüder Weiss (GW) has taken over large parts of the operational business of Ipsen Logistics, increasing its presence in Germany and expanding its global Air & Sea network to include companies in Belgium, Poland, and Malaysia.
Ipsen’s national companies in Morocco and Algeria continue to be co-operation partners in the GW network, remaining unaffected by the acquisition. The same applies to Ipsen Industrial Packing in Bremen.
“The planned acquisition is an important step in the development of our Air & Sea division. Gebrüder Weiss and Ipsen Logistics are a good match, not only geographically but also in terms of their understanding of service and culture,” said Wolfram Senger-Weiss, CEO of Gebrüder Weiss. “Based on this stronger global network, we are now able to offer both Ipsen’s customers and our future employees new development opportunities.”
“Gebrüder Weiss’ national companies in Europe, Asia, America, and Oceania are ideal contact points for the customers of Ipsen Logistics who will now be able to enjoy global logistics solutions from a single source,” said Lothar Thoma, Managing Director of Air & Sea at Gebrüder Weiss.
Subject to approvals, the acquisition of Ipsen Logistics’ business is part of a growth strategy being pursued by Gebrüder Weiss in the Air & Sea segment for several years now. GW recently expanded its global Air & Sea network to include its own locations in South Korea, New Zealand, and Australia.
“Expanding our network in Germany and entering the market in the Malaysia mean that our growth plans have been completed for the time being,” Thoma added. “We now cover the most important logistics markets worldwide through our own companies – or through well-coordinated partnerships. We would now like to integrate and further strengthen this setup.”