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Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics takes 60% of Abnormal Load Services

[ October 8, 2012   //   ]

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, the global provider of outbound logistics solutions, has joined forces with Abnormal Loads Services Holding B.V, the specialist in out of gauge supply chain solutions, through the acquisition of a 60% stake in the company.

With the investment in Abnormal Load Services Holding B.V (ALS), Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) will be able to offer an improved product to existing and new customers. ALS will become an integrated part of the WWL product offering, adopting the name Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Abnormal Load Services (WWL ALS).

Erik Noeklebye, WWL Head of Region Europe, elaborates: “Today OEM’s are forced to look at the supply chain in a fragmented fashion due to a lack of integrated service providers. Ocean transport, land transport, technical services, plant handling, etc are often contracted separately, forcing the OEM to involve a lot of resources to manage a fragmented supply chain, driving costs up and quality down.

Through WWL ALS, we will be able to offer these customers seamless finished vehicle logistics solutions with one customer interface and a global presence.”

ALS’ CEO René Van De Vin believes the prospects for the company are excellent.

“This opportunity makes perfect sense as both companies serve a global client base. By combining our skills and resources we will open up further opportunities for WWL and ALS’ customers, prospective clients, suppliers and employees.”


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