Acquisition of Norman Global Logistics by Janssen Group of Companies

Logistics and Supply Chain News

 Janssen Group of Companies enters the UK logistics market and expands its presence in Asia by the acquisition of Norman Global Logistics 

Janssen Group of Companies (“Janssen”), a leading provider of logistics services headquartered in the Netherlands, today announced the acquisition of Norman Global Logistics, an air and ocean freight forwarding company based in the UK and Asia. The acquisition will enable both companies to leverage their strengths and service reach to enhance customer service and satisfaction. 

Norman Global Logistics (“Norman”), with a team of 126 staff, has been providing air and ocean freight forwarding services for over five decades from its five locations in the UK and seven in Asia.

The company has a proven track record of excellence in logistics, providing reliable and efficient services to clients across the UK and Asia. The acquisition by Janssen will enable Norman Global Logistics to leverage Janssen’s existing network and resources, providing additional support to its existing clients and extending its reach to new markets. 

The acquisition of Norman by Janssen brings significant benefits to customers of both companies. With Janssen’s extensive experience in distribution, warehousing, fulfilment, air and ocean freight, parcel management and technical installation services, combined with Norman’s strong geographical network in air and ocean freight forwarding, both companies will be able to provide faster, more efficient, and more cost-effective logistics solutions, delivering value to their customers across the UK, Europe and Asia. 

This acquisition marks the fifth transaction by Janssen in the past 10 months, reflecting the company’s commitment to strategic expansion and growth. Janssen, with the backing of Waterland Private Equity Investments, continues to seek out new opportunities to further expand its services. The acquisition of Norman represents a significant step forward in this strategy, as a first entry into the UK logistics market and a significant expansion in Asia. 

“We are excited to welcome Norman to the Janssen family,” says Rob Linders, CEO of Janssen Group of Companies. “With this acquisition, we are expanding our geographical reach and enhancing our customer service capabilities. Norman Global Logistics has an excellent reputation in the logistics industry, and we are looking forward to working together to further improve our combined capabilities.” 

“This is an exciting time for Norman Global Logistics,” according to Peter O’Brien, Martin Rue and Stefan Holmqvist, managing directors of Norman Global Logistics. “We are delighted to be joining Janssen Group of Companies and look forward to working together to offer a wider range of services to our clients. With the support of Janssen’s network and resources, we are confident that we can continue to grow and provide the same excellent service that our clients expect.” 

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