Dachser takes over Dutch food logistics company Müller

Dachser secures the leading network for food distribution in the Netherlands and at the same time opens up growth potential for Müller with European transports.

17-Jan-2023 - Germany

Dachser acquires Transportgroep A. Müller B.V. (Müller), based in Holten, Netherlands. The scope of the purchase also includes the Dutch food logistics provider's substantial fleet of own vehicles. The two companies have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The acquisition is still subject to approval by the Dutch competition authority.

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Dachser takes over Dutch food logistics company Müller

Transportgroep A. Müller B.V. is part of a family-owned holding company and operates on the market under the name "Müller Fresh Food Logistics". The 770 employees in the food logistics business segment generated sales of around 90 million euros in 2021. This makes the company one of the leading food logistics companies in the Netherlands. Müller's workshop business, which employs a further 80 people, will not be acquired by Dachser and will continue to operate independently in the future.

The long-established Müller company is represented at five locations in the Netherlands. The full-service logistics provider offers transport and distribution in the ambient food, fresh food, and frozen food segments. It also offers warehousing across all temperature ranges and customized value-added services. Müller's CEO, Jan-Peter Müller, will continue to lead the company together with his proven and successful management team.

"Müller has been one of the market leaders in food logistics in the Netherlands for many years," says Jan-Peter Müller, CEO of Müller. "As part of Dachser, we will not only gain access to the Dachser Food Logistics network in Germany, but also to the Dachser-managed European Food Network, which covers 34 countries. This will enable us to offer our customers new perspectives. For Müller, the acquisition opens up considerable growth potential as part of a dynamic, international family business. These are very good and secure prospects for the future, especially for our employees."

Combining reliability and quality

In the future, Dachser's customers will be able to rely on Müller's tight distribution network in the Netherlands. The company serves this with its own fleet of 350 trucks and 400 trailers, as well as over 400 salaried drivers.

"The acquisition of Müller in the Netherlands is an important step for us to expand our business activities in Benelux. With this acquisition, we are securing high-quality distribution capacity for our German and European customers in the important Dutch food market," says Alfred Miller, Managing Director Dachser Food Logistics.

"Reliability and quality are top priorities for Müller; this is a great common ground that we share. Müller's values as a family-owned company also make it an ideal fit for Dachser," adds Alexander Tonn, COO Road Logistics at Dachser. According to Tonn, however, the Dutch food logistics provider's greatest asset is its workforce: "Müller is known in the market for its highly qualified and motivated employees in the offices, logistics facilities, and behind the wheel. They are what make the company so successful. We are extremely pleased to welcome them to the Dachser family."

Dachser presence in the Netherlands strengthened

Dachser has been represented in the Netherlands since 1975 with its own country organization, which is active in the market with the business lines European Logistics (industrial and consumer goods) and Air & Sea Logistics (air and sea freight). Including Müller, Dachser will in future employ 1,300 staff at 12 locations in the Netherlands.

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