Dachser acquires majority interest in Irish partner, Johnston Logistics

24 / 04 / 2017

Dachser has become the majority shareholder in its Irish partner, Johnston Logistics, allowing German supply chain operator Dachser to expand and strengthen its logistics network in northwest Europe.

Michael Schilling, chief operating officer of road logistics at family-owned Dachser, said: “Our customers in Ireland benefit from uniform services and quality standards, fixed transit times, and a tightly meshed network of Dachser branch offices throughout Europe.

“In Johnston Logistics, we’ve acquired a well-established family company that we’ve worked with and trusted for a long time, and we see this investment as an exciting opportunity to further enhance our all-important European network.”

Albert Johnston will remain a shareholder and managing director of Dachser’s new subsidiary in Ireland.

“Ireland’s tremendous economic growth makes it a key logistics region. This purchase allows us to offer our customers the entire range of high-quality services that Dachser is renowned for,” says Wolfgang Reinel, Dachser managing director of European Logistics for North-Central Europe.

Since it entered into partnership with Dachser in 2007, family-owned Johnston Logistics has tapped international markets and benefitted from daily departures to Dachser’s European overland network.

Dachser organizes Ireland shipments at its branch offices in Cologne, Germany and Zevenaar, the Netherlands. There are also daily connections between Ireland and the UK.