Cold Storage Provider Lineage Acquires 3 Dutch Logistics Firms

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NOVI, MI and AMSTERDAM — Lineage Logistics, LLC, one of the world’s leading temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, announced Jan. 11 the acquisitions of Van Tuyl Logistics, H&S Coldstores and Frigocare Rotterdam BV. These strategic transactions will strengthen Lineage’s portfolio of end-to-end logistics solutions in the region and grow Lineage’s presence in the Netherlands by more than 250,000 cubic meters of capacity.

Van Tuyl Logistics is a Dutch provider of temperature-controlled logistics based in Gameren that provides refrigerated and frozen transport, employing a modern fleet of 60 trucks and 90 trailers with a self-owned repair station, as well as warehousing services for 30,000 pallet spaces at different temperatures, and a real estate holding division.

“We are pleased to welcome Van Tuyl Logistics into the One Lineage Family as we continue to build momentum and further expand our European operations,” said Harld Peters, Senior Vice President, Europe at Lineage. “The Netherlands remains a critical hub for the food cold chain within the European market, given its central location and accessibility to key seaports and inland terminals. Accordingly, the addition of Van Tuyl will help Lineage to connect more points across our customers’ extended supply chains.”

“We know that Lineage is the right partner for the next stage in our company’s history and in our ambition to reimagine the journey of food,” said Richard van Tuijl, General Director of Van Tuyl Logistics. “Our end-to-end solutions complement Lineage’s strong and growing presence in Europe, and we are confident that our customers will continue to be well-served as we combine our logistics and cold storage operations.”

Lineage also acquired Dutch provider H&S Coldstores and its logistics forwarding business from the H&S Group, Europe’s largest intermodal Liquid Food operator.

Headquartered in Beneden-Leeuwen, Netherlands, H&S Coldstores provides end-to-end juice supply chain services, including transport, warehousing, customs, production, processing, laboratory testing, and packaging solutions. H&S Group also offers a pan-European network of more than 250 privately owned and subcontracted vehicles, and more than 1,500 tank units for the liquid foodstuff industry.

In total, this acquisition will add a capacity of 48.000 tonnes to Lineage’s footprint in Europe. The Dutch H&S Coldstores facilities in Elst and Tiel will be moved to a new location in a newly built facility, closer to other existing facilities in Beneden-Leeuwen. This new cold store near the port of Rotterdam will be operational by mid-2022. This new facility complies with the highest LEED/BREEAM status, and will make use of solar energy.

“H&S Coldstores is another fantastic example of our continued investment in the Netherlands,” said Harld Peters, Senior Vice President, Europe at Lineage. “In particular, H&S Coldstores’s differentiated juice-blending services greatly complement our existing capabilities via our recent acquisition of Kloosterboer, and will further diversify our business offering across the cold chain.”

Finally, Lineage also announced today the acquisition of the Dutch facilities of Frigocare Rotterdam BV, a company specialized in handling imports of frozen fish mainly from the North Atlantic and Asia to the Port of Rotterdam. The facility is located near an existing Lineage facility in the same harbour and will add 15,000 pallet positions in its 20,000 square metre warehouses to Lineage’s operations in Rotterdam.

Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

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