Hellmann acquires overnight express OptimNet in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
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Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has announced the takeover of the Czech and Slovakian-based overnight express provider OptimNet Solutions s.r.o. Hellmann is thus continuing its expansion strategy in the overnight express services segment in the Central and Eastern European market.
Ondřej Zíta shall remain Managing Director and will carry on the operational business together with Wilfried Hesselmann (Head of CEP Europe, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics) to continue business relationships with all customers as usual, Hellmann added.
OptimNet, the overnight express specialist founded in 2016 in Prague, has grown in recent years, both in the Czech Republic and, since 2018, in Slovakia.
Hellmann has already tapped into the Hungarian and Romanian markets with the acquisition of Innight last year.
With the latest takeover of OptimNet, Hellmann will further expand its overnight express services, particularly for the agricultural and automotive sectors.
“I am pleased that we are taking on all 37 OptimNet employees. On the one hand, this will secure jobs, and, on the other hand, we will be able to smoothly build on the business relationships that have already been successfully established in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in recent years, to continue growing here and beyond Eastern Europe,” said Wilfried Hesselmann, Head of CEP Europe, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.