Lineage Logistics Strengthens European Transport Capability and Expands Benelux Footprint

Date: 14 January 2022

Lineage Logistics, LLC, one of the world’s leading temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, announced the acquisitions of Van Tuyl Logistics, H&S Coldstores and Frigocare Rotterdam BV. These strategic transactions will strengthen Lineage’s portfolio of end-to-end logistics solutions in the region and grow Lineage’s presence in the Netherlands by more than 250,000 cubic metres of capacity.

Van Tuyl Logistics is a Dutch provider of temperature-controlled logistics based in Gameren that provides refrigerated and frozen transport, employing a modern fleet of 60 trucks and 90 trailers with a self-owned repair station, as well as warehousing services for 30,000 pallet spaces at different temperatures, and a real estate holding division.

Lineage also acquired Dutch provider H&S Coldstores and its logistics forwarding business from the H&S Group, Europe’s largest intermodal Liquid Food operator.

Headquartered in Beneden-Leeuwen, Netherlands, H&S Coldstores provides end-to-end juice supply chain services, including transport, warehousing, customs, production, processing, laboratory testing, and packaging solutions. H&S Group also offers a pan-European network of more than 250 privately owned and subcontracted vehicles, and more than 1,500 tank units for the liquid foodstuff industry.

In total, this acquisition will add a capacity of 48.000 tonnes to Lineage’s footprint in Europe. The Dutch H&S Coldstores facilities in Elst and Tiel will be moved to a new location in a newly built facility, closer to other existing facilities in Beneden-Leeuwen. This new cold store near the port of Rotterdam will be operational by mid-2022. This new facility complies with the highest LEED/BREEAM status, and will make use of solar energy.

Finally, Lineage also announced the acquisition of the Dutch facilities of Frigocare Rotterdam BV, a company specialized in handling imports of frozen fish mainly from the North Atlantic and Asia to the Port of Rotterdam. The facility is located near an existing Lineage facility in the same harbour and will add 15,000 pallet positions in its 20,000 square metre warehouses to Lineage’s operations in Rotterdam.

Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed.