Lineage Logistics, LLC, a global temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics company, acquired Partner Logistics, a European cold storage provider and automated cold storage company. The transaction marks the first international acquisition by Lineage, and represents significant growth in the company’s warehouse automation strategy.
“This transaction is a great opportunity for our company and our customers,” said Duco Buijze, CEO of Partner Logistics. “We are excited to join Lineage and to increase the resources we have for growth and to expand our service offerings.”
Lineage specializes in supply chain transformation for food, retail and distribution brands. Operating one of North America’s largest warehouse networks, Lineage creates high-impact logistics solutions through managed transportation, customs brokerage, processing and manufacturing. The company has grown through major acquisitions and new construction since its founding in 2008, with its domestic U.S. facility footprint reaching over 100 locations and 609 million cu ft of temperature-controlled capacity.
With the acquisition of Partner, Lineage adds over 101 million cu ft of temperature-controlled capacity and expands its operations to include six fully automated warehouses and one conventional warehouse in the Netherlands, Belgium and the U.K. Headquartered in Netherland’s Bergen op Zoom, Partner’s network of cold storage facilities has a total capacity of over 500,000 pallets and is designed to maximize the efficiency and cost effectiveness of their customers’ supply chains.
“Our acquisition of Partner Logistics represents Lineage’s ongoing commitment to serving our customers’ global supply chains by delivering dynamic, sophisticated cold chain logistics solutions,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, Lineage’s President and CEO. “We are thrilled to welcome the Partner team and are confident their incredible industry expertise, particularly in automation, will accelerate Lineage as a thought leader in this area with existing and new customers.”