Hoyer develops a new business unit

Starting on 1 January 2016, the business unit Netlog will manage the group-wide equipment pool

Hoyer develops a new business unit

The Hamburg logistics company Hoyer is currently working on the development of a seventh business unit to be launched under the name Netlog on 1 January 2016. Netlog will manage the group-wide equipment pool to achieve further optimisations.

Netlog will undertake the coordination for this and will always provide the other business units with the ideal equipment, thus enabling the latter to focus entirely on their transport business. Pooling volumes offers decisive benefits, especially when buying equipment and in reducing vacancy rates. In future Netlog will also push forward the renting of tank containers and IBCs.

“The system with our business units has proved its worth in the past”, says Ortwin Nast, CEO at Hoyer. “Because equipment is one of our most important assets, we have taken a strategic decision to set up a new business unit for it. This will enable us to develop our processes further and to push forward innovations.”

Hoyer was able to bring in Heiko Rumfeld for this task on 20 July 2015, who initially undertakes the project management and will take up the position of Director Business Unit Netlog on 1 January 2016. By recruiting this graduate engineer, HOYER gains access to comprehensive know-how in the logistics area. Heiko Rumfeld was previously the Managing Director of the Duisport agency, where his main responsibility was to expand the port in the container traffic area. At the age of 48, he can look back on many years of company service at Hapag Lloyd.

“Hoyer is one of the world’s market leaders in bulk logistics, and has a considerable tank container fleet of over 34,000 units at its disposal”, says Heiko Rumfeld, Director Business Unit Netlog. “I am glad to be there at the start in the development of Netlog, and to be able to contribute my experience to it.”