Jan de Rijk boosts cold chain focus with Omega buy

With a distinct aroma of acquisitions in the air recently following major logistics consolidation emanating out of US-based XPO Logistics, Netherlandsbased Jan de Rijk Logistics Group has scooped up fellow compatriot Omega Logistics as it seeks to expand is reach into temperature controlled logistics.


With a distinct aroma of acquisitions in the air recently following major logistics consolidation emanating out of US-based XPO Logistics, Netherlandsbased Jan de Rijk Logistics Group has scooped up fellow compatriot Omega Logistics as it seeks to expand is reach into temperature controlled logistics.

Jan de Rijk announced that from 15 September, it has acquired 100 per cent control of Omega Logistics, based in the Netherlands. Omega Logistics is a niche player with a temperature controlled distribution network to pharmacies, hospitals, patients and other healthcare facilities. Th is acquisition strengthens the already strong position of Jan de Rijk Logistics in the distribution of high value temperature controlled products, the company said.

“After years of strong growth this acquisition is a major step in the right direction,” says Gerard van der Weert, director of Omega Logistics. “The entrepreneurial approach of Jan de Rijk Logistics is a perfect match to our corporate culture. Th is next step will help us grow even further in the healthcare logistics.”

In the last few years the company has grown significantly in the healthcare logistics, added Sebastiaan Scholte, CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics. “Omega Logistic has an excellent reputation in this market.

Th e addition of Omega Logistics to our group will help us to bring more focus, dedication and growth in this important market.”