Rhenus Warehousing Solutions has agreed to acquire Danish third-party logistics provider DKI Logistics and its warehouse investment affiliate DKI Automatic. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals and closing is expected in Q4 2022.
DKI has seven warehouse locations spread between the headquarters in the port city of Horsens and the cities of Herning and Køge in Denmark. With approximately 280,000m2 of warehouse space, DKI offers various inbound, storage, order handling and transportation services for the Danish market. Companies from the healthcare, FMCG, furniture, clothing, household appliances and DIY product sectors are among its customers. To accommodate the growth over the past years, DKI has constantly invested in automated technologies such as AGVs, robots, conveyor belts and shuttle systems. In general, the seven DKI warehouses are characterized by automation in picking, packing and sorting. One new warehouse being built is expected to be completed by the end of 2022, and another is planned for the following year.
The logistics provider specializes in complete warehousing and supply chain solutions with customized services. With the acquisition, Rhenus Warehousing Solutions intends to expand its presence in Europe to the Nordic countries. In addition, the acquisition is intended to strengthen the presence of the Rhenus Group in the FMCG and healthcare sectors. With DKI becoming part of the Rhenus Group, customers can access not only the warehousing service but also the air and sea freight network and the European land transportation options.
Andreas Plikat, general manager of Rhenus Warehousing Solutions, said, “Rhenus Warehousing Solutions and DKI both stand for high-quality and scalable customer solutions. In this respect, it was the logical step for us to shape our market entry into the Nordic countries together with DKI.”