Lineage buys Van Soest Coldstores to become largest temperature-controlled operator in world

Novi, Michigan, US: Lineage Logistics has become the largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics company in the world, according to the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses.

The IARW has published its annual list of the Top 25 largest refrigerated warehousing and logistics providers that shows the total capacity of temperature-controlled space operated by IARW warehouse members.
Lineage was set up in 2008 and now operates in Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK and the US with over 42m cubic metres of capacity.

Lineage acquired Yearsley Logistics in November 2018, helping it to the number one spot. It has also bought Partner Logistics in the UK and Preferred Freezer Services in the US.

Lineage’s most recent acquisition is two sites from Van Soest Coldstores, a Netherlands-based chilled and frozen food products storage provider. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Under the terms of the agreement, Lineage acquired Van Soest’s facilities in Venlo, Netherlands, and Rijkevorsel, Belgium, to complement the Company’s existing presence in both countries.  Van Soest’s facility in Gamaren, Netherlands, a joint-venture and newly formed business, was not part of the transaction.

“Part of our strategy is to grow the Lineage facility network in strategic locations to provide our customers with best-in-class solutions that meet all of their cold storage and logistics needs. Bringing Van Soest Coldstores into the Lineage family helps us do just that,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, chief executive, Lineage Logistics.   

“We have found a strong European partner in Van Soest Coldstores, whose management shares our values and our drive to lead the cold storage industry. Anton Mauritz and his team have built an impressive business through their commitment to customer service, and we are excited to uphold their stellar reputation by supporting their expansion of the Rijkevorsel facility this fall,” said Mike McClendon, president, Lineage Europe.


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