Royal HaskoningDHV acquires air cargo supply chain specialist

From left: Erwin Faber (Districon), René Dahmen, Sabine Bink, Marije Hulshof (Royal HaskoningDHV), Jeroen Kiks and Jack Pool (Districon). Photo: Districon

Netherlands-based engineering consultancy firm Royal HaskoningDHV has acquired Netherlands-located supply chain solutions company Districon that has links to the air cargo industry.

Districon brings to the deal its “knowledge of optimising logistics networks, warehousing, transport, air cargo, inventory planning and control for clients while using digital solutions”, while Royal HaskoningDHV brings expertise in the technical and financial feasibility and design of production plants and distribution centres, including digital solutions.

Consultancy.eu said Districon has previously worked on several projects with NACO, the aviation consulting subsidiary of Royal HaskoningDHV. This includes running joint projects in India, Japan and Singapore.

The companies said the acquisition creates a “Supply Chain & Logistics Powerhouse” that can offer advice on subjects including production chain, investment strategy, and design, delivery and control of factories, distribution centres and cargo terminals.

Royal HaskoningDHV chief executive Erik Oostwegel said: “We are very excited to welcome the Districon team. Together we can be even more effective in helping clients worldwide to design, organise and manage their entire chain in a sustainable, flexible and efficient way – using the latest digital technology.”

Districon managing director Erwin Faber said: “We are really looking forward to teaming up with Royal HaskoningDHV. By joining forces, we are even better able to fully support our clients in their entire logistics and production chain. In addition, as a company with 80 employees, we can achieve an acceleration in our growth and make a leap in scale.”

No financial details of the deal have been disclosed.

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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]