Competition watchdog calls in DHL Hillebrand purchase

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority says it will investigate Deutsche Post DHL Group’s planned acquisition of specialist drinks forwarder, JF Hillebrand Group, announced last August. DP DHL had signed an agreement to acquire up to 100% of r JF Hillebrand Group and its subsidiaries for around €1.5 billion and planned to combine it with its Freight division. The transaction was however subject to merger control clearance in certain jurisdictions. ... [+]

DHL to buy drinks forwarder Hillebrand

Deutsche Post DHL Group has signed an agreement to acquire up to 100% of specialist beverages forwarder JF Hillebrand Group and its subsidiaries for around €1.5 billion. It will be combined with DHL’s Freight division.  Hillebrand specialises in ocean freight forwarding, transport and logistics of beverages, non-hazardous bulk liquids and other ... [+]

Change at the top for JF Hillebrand

Cees van Gent is to take over from Christophe Bernard as chief executive of drinks forwarding specialist JF Hillebrand from 1 October. His previous roles include chief executive of DHL Freight Germany Group chief executive of Lehnkering Logistics and Group chief executive of Van Gansewinkel Groep. Christophe Bernard will remain ... [+]

Logistics firms test the waters with wine shipment

Drinks logistics specialist JF Hillebrand and Groupe InterRail have moved a test shipment of French wine by rail from Duisburg in Germany) to Yiwu (China), a distance of 11 400km, crossing six countries. Data from the trial, unveiled the Vinexpo Bordeaux 2017 show, confirmed how exposed containers shipped by rail compared ... [+]

Line and forwarder sign carbon pact

Maersk Line and beverage forwarder JF Hillebrand jointly signed a Carbon Pact at the Vinexpo Trade Fair in Bordeaux. Both companies aspire to reduce CO2 emissions per container moved by 20% until 2025, promote transparency and benchmarking in container shipping and make other efforts to further promote sustainable transportation solutions. [+]

Beer for drinks forwarder

Beverage logistics specialist JF Hillebrand Group has appointed Thorsten Beer as chief financial officer from 1 April. He succeeds Kevin Brock who is retiring after 24 years with the company. Thorsten Beer, a native of Germany, brings 20 years of experience in finance, 15 of them in the pharmaceutical supply chain ... [+]

JF Hillebrand appoints area director

Drinks logistics provider, JF Hillebrand Group has appointed David Mawer as area director of its new UK, West and Central Europe region. It follows the regrouping of the UK, Ireland and Benelux and Germany and Central Europe areas into a single UK, West and Central Europe area. David Mawer was ... [+]

XPO man to be JF Hillebrand MD

Sebastien Desreumaux has become managing director of drinks and beverage specialists, JF Hillebrand UK. He was managing director of Norbert Dentressangle’s European bulk business unit from 2010 to 2014 and then commercial and marketing director transport solutions Europe for XPO Logistics. [+]

JF Hillebrand opens north Italy site

Drinks forwarding specialist JF Hillebrand has opened a new wine and beverages facility in Piacenza, northern Italy. Located 5km from Piacenza rail terminal, and close to all major highways, the 2,860sq m warehouse includes a sq m temperature controlled zone and a 1,100sq m insulated area. It is fully insured, ... [+]

Seventh award for drinks specialist

Drinks logistics specialist JF Hillebrand has been named Logistics Company of the Year for the seventh time in ten years at the annual Drinks Business Awards held at the London Wine Fair. The judges praised JF Hillebrand for its customer-centric approach, especially in the way it has anticipated customer needs ... [+]

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