DPD Netherlands acquires temperature-controlled logistics specialists

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DPD Netherlands has acquired BK Pharma Logistics and BK Sneltransport, logistics companies specializing in the temperature-controlled transportation of food and pharmaceuticals.

Both firms specialize in conditioned pharmaceutical transportation for major national and international companies in the pharma and healthcare industry and it is because of this specific knowledge that DPD has approached BK Pharma Logistics and BK Sneltransport to embark on a cooperative venture.

DPD Netherlands says it will encourage rapid growth yet allow the two companies to continue business independently. The expansion of services and growth opportunities in the market will, according to DPD, give its combined 130 employees more opportunities for individual growth and development.

Paul Bouwmeester, MD of BK Pharma Logistics and BK Sneltransport, remarked, “This cooperation with DPD will be of huge benefit to us. By working with DPD Netherlands, we will have the opportunity to grow faster, and it also gives us access to a network of larger, international customers, bringing benefits to both our customers and employees.”

By pooling expertise, DPD Netherlands’ aim is to expand its core activities by 2025. This strategic acquisition will allow it to enter a market requiring in-depth knowledge, extensive experience and specific conditions.

Eric Dietz, CEO of DPD Netherlands, concluded, “We are delighted to be working with BK Pharma Logistics and BK Sneltransport. We can learn much from each other, enter new markets together and thus grow our activities in temperature-controlled transport for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and food sectors. This holds with our ambitions and the growth markets that we, at DPD, have identified as having.”

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