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Emons takes over Biehle Spedition in Herbertshofen near Augsburg
Cologne, 12.07.2016 – Emons safeguards jobs with takeover, growing to 90 locations worldwide
Emons Spedition GmbH took over all of Biehle GmbH & Co. KG’s (Augsburg) company shares on 01.07.2016. The sale had nothing to do with emergency measures. It is the result of many years of discussion between the Biehle and Emons’ family businesses, combining almost 40 years of collaboration. The Biehle family’s corporate vision of securing corporate succession at an early stage and in doing so, saving the jobs of approximately 90 staff, was the decisive reason for selling the economically sound business, which has an annual turnover of around € 10 million. An important aspect for the decision in favour of Emons is the larger range of services to develop business in international transport operations, the Air & Sea sector and contract logistics. Both Biehle and Emons attach utmost important to both prospective and long-term trade and continuity. That’s why the long-standing Augsburg-based company will continue to operate under the name Biehle. Bernhard Biehle will still serve as the company’s managing director in the future and the brothers Alfons (head of forwarding) and Benedikt (IT and administration) Biehle will also remain at the company. This is a clear sign that the present corporate policy – supplemented by the new service areas – will remain unchanged for long-standing staff and customers alike. Emons is very happy with the move made by the Biehle family as it safeguards both the future careers of experienced specialists as well as the Emons network in the Augsburg region. Affiliate cooperation with 24Plus and CTL cooperation, with whom Emons already maintains different connections, should continue.
The forwarding and logistics buildings in Augsburg remain the property of the Biehle family.
It was only at the end of April 2016 that Emons acquired business shares in the economically healthy company Lahmer Logistik GmbH in Saterland/East Frisia, with approximately 40 employees and an annual turnover of € 2.5 million. The acquisitions do not function as a strategy to cover more area with its own branches, but rather to secure corporate succession and with it the jobs of business partners. Emons puts great emphasis on this. Emons’ fundamental view is that maintaining partnerships that often last for years takes clear priority over corporate takeovers.
Ever since the company was set up in 1928, the name Emons has stood for dependable and flexible transport and logistics services. As a medium-sized, independent, family-run company with more than 80 branches in Germany, Bulgaria, China, Denmark, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Ukraine and Belarus, Emons Spedition is an established enterprise in this sector.
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