DFDS acquires Dublin-based Lucey Transport Logistics

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DFDS has acquired 100% of the share capital of Lucey Transport Logistics based in Dublin, the company announced on Monday.

DFDS acquires Dublin-based Lucey Transport Logistics
Photo credits @ Lucey Transport Logistics

Lucey Transport Logistics is an Irish provider of transport and logistics solutions, primarily to consumer goods companies. It provides door-door transports for full- and part-loads as well as distribution services. The logistics solutions include warehousing, inventory management, bonded storage, and product rework and labelling.

“The acquisition of Lucey Transport Logistics greatly enhances our Irish domestic offerings, and complements our existing international solutions. We now offer more comprehensive supply chain solutions in the region underpinned by a network covering the entire island of Ireland,” says Niklas Andersson, Executive Vice President and Head of Logistics Division.

The company has a distribution centre in Dublin and regional warehousing facilities across Ireland and Northern Ireland totalling 38k m2. Operations also include 70 trucks and more than 400 trailers.

Lucey Transport Logistics was founded in 1932 and has 240 employees, its annual revenue was 32 million euros in 2021.

The newly acquired company will add domestic Irish transport and logistics capabilities to DFDS’ existing activities in the region. These include transport and logistics solutions based in Ireland and Northern Ireland, door-door container and trailer solutions between Ireland, the Continent, and the Nordics, as well as a freight ferry route between Ireland and France (Rosslare-Dunkirk).

The acquisition strengthens DFDS’ customer offering in the region, “including an opportunity to offer international transport to Lucey Transport Logistics’ customers,” explains the company.

Synergies are also expected from mainly haulage efficiency and equipment procurement.

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