Dachser buys Frigoscandia

Swedish food logistics provider, Frigoscandia, has officially joined Dachser’s logistics network.

Dachser acquired the company, a Nordic leader in temperature-controlled and frozen logistics, from private equity investor Mutares SE & Co KGaA. The move will allow Dachser to expand its network into the Nordic countries.

“The acquisition significantly strengthens our position in food logistics in the Nordic region,” said Dachser CEO, Burkhard Eling. “Frigoscandia is an excellent fit for our business and our growth strategy in Sweden, Norway and Finland. Both companies share a common understanding of values and quality.”

Frigoscandia, headquartered in Helsingborg, Sweden, has a close-knit and efficient network for the distribution of temperature-controlled and frozen food, with its own truck fleet. In the area of international food transportation, it handles road, air and sea transportation, and is active in 51 markets.

In addition, the company operates warehousing with twelve logistics facilities in Sweden designed for the storage of food and three in Norway. In 2022, Frigoscandia generated sales of some 300 million (EUR).

“The acquisition and subsequent integration of Frigoscandia is a milestone for us on our way to becoming a top player in the European food market,” said COO Road Logistics and Managing Director of Dachser Food Logistics, Alexander Ton. “For our customers in Northern Europe and Europe, this means even better access to a food distribution network where quality and reliability are paramount.”

CEO Peter Haveneth will continue to lead Frigoscandia and its 1,300 employees will be transferred.

“We’ve had a trusting and successful partnership with Dachser within the European Food Network since 2019,” Haveneth said. “The acquisition is a logical step into the future for us, and so we’re looking forward to continuing to grow within the Dachser family.”

In other news, Canadian company, Metro Supply Chain, has completed its SCI Group acquisition.

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