Panalpina expands its network for perishables to Germany

This deal will help Panalpina to develop its end-to-end services in the Perishables Network for Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic

Panalpina expands its network for perishables to Germany

The international freight forwarding and logistics company is expanding its Perishables Network into Germany. Panalpina and Rungis Express, the parent company of CCG, have agreed to the business takeover on September 28, 2017. As part of this deal, Panalpina in Germany will take over an experienced team of employees and a flourishing perishables business stemming from well over 100 customers and representing around 14’000 tons of air freight per year. 

The deal will further strengthen Panalpina’s Perishables Network in Europe. “We are bringing an experienced team on board that will greatly help to develop perishables end-to-end services for Germany and the neighbouring countries of Switzerland, Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic,” comments Dominik Wiesler, Panalpina’s managing director for Germany. The companies have agreed not to disclose any financial details of the deal.

The former managing director of CCG, Markus Kampa, will lead the entire team and further develop the business as Panalpina’s new country head of Perishables Germany. Panalpina will also have access to cold storage space within CCG’s temperature-controlled transit warehouse in Kelsterbach, close to Frankfurt Airport and one of Europe’s most important import hubs for perishables.

in a strategic move to focus on their core business of overland distribution and the wholesale of gourmet products, Rungis Express, with headquarters in Meckenheim near Bonn, has decided to shift away from international freight forwarding activities. “Over the years, we have built a very knowledgeable team that specializes in international air freight and the import of perishables such as fresh cut flowers, beans, fish, frozen sea food and mangoes, mostly from Africa and Latin America. However, we want to refocus on our key capabilities and are convinced that these specialists and the customers they serve will be in better hands with Panalpina,” says Kai Schneider, managing director of Rungis Express.