DACHSER acquires Dutch food logistics provider Müller
DACHSER secures the leading food distribution network in the Netherlands while opening up Müller’s growth potential with European transports.
DACHSER has acquired Transportgroep A. Müller B.V. (Müller), headquartered in Holten, the Netherlands. This acquisition includes the Dutch food logistics provider’s own extensive fleet. The two companies have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The acquisition is subject to approval by the Dutch competition authorities.
Part of a family-owned holding company, Transportgroep A. Müller B.V. is active in the market under the name Müller Fresh Food Logistics. In 2021, the company’s 770 food logistics employees generated some EUR 90 million in revenue, making it one of the leading food logistics providers in the Netherlands. DACHSER has not, however, acquired Müller’s workshop business, which employs a further 80 people. Müller shareholders will continue to run the workshop business independently.
In the Netherlands, Müller operates five locations. As a full-service logistics provider, Müller offers transports and distribution in the ambient, fresh, and frozen food segments. The company’s portfolio also includes warehousing across all temperature ranges as well as customer-specific value-added services. Müller’s CEO, Jan-Peter Müller, will remain at the helm, supported by his trusted and proven management team.
“Müller has been a leader in the Dutch food logistics market for many years,” says Müller CEO Jan-Peter Müller. “As a part of DACHSER, we now have access not only to DACHSER’s food logistics network in Germany, but also to DACHSER’s European Food Network that serves 34 countries. This means we can offer our customers entirely new options. For Müller, the acquisition opens up considerable growth potential within a rapidly growing international family-owned company. This creates an excellent and reliable outlook, in particular for our employees.”
Müller has been a leader in the Dutch food logistics market for many yearsMüller CEO Jan-Peter Müller
Combining reliability and quality
In the future, DACHSER’s customers will be able to draw on Müller’s close-knit distribution network in the Netherlands. The company serves this network with its own fleet of 350 trucks and 400 trailers as well as with more than 400 employed drivers.
“For DACHSER, acquiring Müller in the Netherlands is an important step toward expanding our business activities in Benelux,” says Alfred Miller, Managing Director DACHSER Food Logistics. “With this acquisition, we are safeguarding high-quality distribution capacity for our German and European customers in the key food market of the Netherlands.”
“Reliability and quality are Müller’s top priorities—something we really have in common,” says Alexander Tonn, COO Road Logistics at DACHSER. “Müller’s values as a family-owned company are also a perfect fit for DACHSER.” He adds that Müller’s biggest asset is its workforce: “Müller is known in the market for its highly qualified and motivated employees—in the offices, logistics centers, and behind the wheel. They’re what makes the company so successful. We’re delighted to welcome them into the DACHSER family.”
For DACHSER, acquiring Müller in the Netherlands is an important step toward expanding our business activities in BeneluxAlfred Miller, Managing Director DACHSER Food Logistics
Strengthening DACHSER’s presence in the Netherlands
DACHSER has been active in the Netherlands with its own country organization—represented by the European Logistics (industrial and consumer goods) and Air & Sea Logistics business lines—since 1975. Including Müller, DACHSER now employs 1,300 people in the Netherlands working at 12 locations.