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Hillebrand acquires Unedecom

July 2, 2021
German provider expands presence in Iberia, strengthens end-to-end service offering in non-hazardous bulk liquids logistics

Hillebrand, a German transport and logistics provider to the alcoholic beverage and non-hazardous bulk liquids industry, recently acquired Unedecom, a Portuguese logistics provider specialized in the transportation of bulk liquids and dry bulk products.

Unedecom offers end-to-end service to both regional and global customers.

“We are continuously looking for opportunities to further improve our global service offering for our customers,” said Cees van Gent, CEO and chairman of the executive board of Hillebrand. “Unedecom’s strong market position in the Iberian region, coupled with its long-standing expertise and track record in handling non-hazardous bulk liquids, provides a unique opportunity to strengthen our teams and services.”

With the acquisition of Braid in late 2020, Hillebrand established its position as a global leader in non-hazardous bulk liquids logistics. The acquisition of Unedecom further strengthens its global network and end-to-end offering, Hillebrand maintained.

“By joining Hillebrand we can offer our staff and customers a unique opportunity for further growth,” said Miguel van Uden, founder of Unedecom.

Current Unedecom managers Catarina van Uden and Goncalo Correia de Sa will join Hillebrand as part of the acquisitions, Hillebrand said.

“Hillebrand represents the best in the business and shares a similar culture and mindset (as Unedecom) when it comes to serving customers,” the company said. “The ability for us to be part of Hillebrand and leverage its global network, products and services will allow us to both better serve and grow (with) our customer base.”

The acquisition is the second transaction in the last two months, and adds to Hillebrand’s M&A track record in the recent past with VignoblExport (France), Braid (United Kingdom), Royal Logistics (United States) and 3W-Logistik (Germany).

“This acquisition is in line with our business plan objectives and further proves our continued ability to grow through acquisitions by focusing on creating more specialized, efficient and sustainable service solutions for our customers” van Gent concluded. 

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