TALKE Group expands its European dry bulk network
- The chemicals logistics expert takes over Luxembourg Hammer Logistik A.G.
- TALKE adds about 50 silo transport units to its capacity
With effect from 1st January 2014, the TALKE Group has taken over Luxembourg-based Hammer Logistik A.G. The acquisition has expanded the chemicals logistics expert's European dry bulk network to a total of about 1,200 silo vehicles and containers.
The vehicle fleet, infrastructure and administrative functions in Luxemburg will remain there and will be integrated into the TALKE Group as a stand-alone location. "We are very pleased to take on board such an experienced team. The new location in Luxemburg helps us strengthen our presence in the European market as a provider of dry bulk transport services and as one of the leading logistics service providers for the chemical industry," group managing director Alfred Talke explains. "Building additional European capacity is our response to our customers' increasing internationalisation, which is reflected in the fact that the two largest users of our Luxembourg silo fleet are already customers of the group."
Hammer Logistik A.G., which has been taken over by TALKE, was previously a subsidiary of Europaverkehre Hammer & Co. GmbH, Aachen, whose operations are not affected by the acquisition.