Maersk completes Martin Bencher acquisition

Martin Bencher employees. Photo: Maersk

Maersk has completed the acquisition of Danish project logistics specialist Martin Bencher Group as it strives to diversify its supply chain offering.

The deal, announced in August last year, has an enterprise value of $61m and will allow the shipping giant to launch Maersk Project Logistics.

Founded in 1997, Martin Bencher’s core capability is designing end-to-end project logistics solutions for global clients.

The Group is headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark and has a presence in key locations globally through 31 offices in 23 countries, with almost 170 employees.

“I am thrilled to welcome Martin Bencher to Maersk,” said Karsten Kildahl, regional managing director in Europe of Maersk

“With the addition of Martin Bencher, we are strengthening our ability to offer project logistics services to our global clients while providing a more comprehensive offering to a wide array of industries.

“As such, Martin Bencher really is an excellent fit to Maersk and our integrator strategy.”

Peter Thorsoe Jensen, chief executive of Martin Bencher, added: “We look forward to becoming an integral part of Maersk. Our companies complement each other in so many ways, that we expect a seamless transition experience for both our colleagues and clients.

“Together, we can attain our full potential and will bring the scale, commitment, and capabilities to handle the entire logistics scope of work for clients around the world.”

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]