Fast-growing digital freight forwarder sennder has today announced the acquisition of Cars&Cargo, a Dutch-based freight forwarder operating across France and Benelux.
The deal brings 240 chartered vehicles that operate 43,000 loads per year onto sennder’s digital platform, creating yet more capacity as a result.
sennder says its customers operating in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg will benefit from the expansion and “premium service quality” offered by Cars&Cargo’s fully chartered fleet. The acquisition naturally means Cars&Cargo’s fleet will be embedded in sennder’s technology, allowing it access to digital fleet management and other tools.
In a statement, sennder said the acquisition demonstrates its targeting of partnerships and acquisitions that enhance its existing offering. Cars&Cargo will continue to operate under its existing brand in the near-term, while Cars&Cargo’s team will also join sennder.
Founder Bob Snijder shall continue as Managing Director of Cars&Cargo. Moreover, sennder says it will honor lease agreements with carriers, meaning it does not own the trucks.
Commenting on sennder’s latest acquisition, CEO and Co-Founder David Nothacker said:
sennder has been on a remarkable growth journey, which has included several high profile acquisitions, contributing to us becoming Europe’s leading digital road freight forwarder. 2021 is all about expanding our existing offering to carriers and shippers alike – our acquisition of Cars&Cargo delivers on this objective. We look forward to working with the talented Cars&Cargo team to digitalize its existing fleet and provide a premium service to the Benelux, German and French markets.
Bob Snijder, Managing Director and Founder of Cars&Cargo, also offered his thoughts on the news, describing the deal as an “exciting proposition”.
I look forward to moving our trucks onto sennder’s operating system, sennOS. We share sennder’s vision, to make logistics fit for the future and we feel digitalizing our chartered fleet aligns our collective goal. With sennder we will give the industry greater access to capacity that’s digitally optimised to run as efficiently as possible – that’s an exciting proposition.
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