Hellmann appoints new CEP leader

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has appointed Patrick Löwenthal as the new Chief Operating Officer for Courier Express Parcel (CEP) Europe.

He succeeds Wilfried Hesselmann, who has led the courier and express business since 2016 and is now retiring after 50 years with Hellmann. In his role as COO, Hesselmann has driven expansion in the Eastern European market, including the recent acquisitions of Innight in Hungary and Romania, and Optimnet in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. He was also instrumental in the acquisitions of Eiltrans and Gertner Express.

Löwenthal has served as Managing Director of Night Star Express Hellmann in the Netherlands and Belgium since 2013. The company said in a statement that he will continue to drive forward the expansion of the European express network in the coming years, contributing to the company’s global growth targets.

“We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Wilfried Hesselmann for his dedication, leadership and immense contribution to our success over the past 50 years,” said Hellmann COO, Jens Wollesen. “We are equally delighted to welcome Patrick Löwenthal, a highly experienced and respected member of our team, to lead our European CEP business. With the increasing volume of cross-border trade, the CEP sector is a key growth area in which we intend to continue our expansion, especially within Europe.”

In other news, Lineage has announced that it will expand its Vejle facility in Denmark.

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