Lineage Logistics buys Grupo Fuentes in Spain

Murcia , Spain: Lineage is to buy transport and cold-storage logistics provider Grupo Fuentes.
The expansion in Spain gives Lineage access to cold-storage distribution markets in south and western Europe.

Grupo Fuentes operates 500 vehicles and trailers, 6 logistics centers, a coldstore, and services supporting these. It is also a founding member of Reefer Terminal, a road and rail coldstore and transport service.

Rafael Fuentes, chief executive, Grupo Fuentes, said “My father started the company with just one truck more than 30 years ago and the business has grown into one of Spain’s leading providers of transportation and logistics services.

“The Fuentes family is expected to continue to lead Lineage’s business in Spain, and will play a leading role in Lineage in Spain and in the expansion of Lineage’s road transportation network across Europe, and oversee the integration of Grupo Fuentes into the Lineage family.”

Harld Peters, president, Europe, Lineage said “Spain is a major food producer in Europe, and our expanded presence there through the acquisition of Grupo Fuentes will allow us to manage a strategic connection between southern Europe and northern Europe, where Lineage has a strong existing footprint.

“Grupo Fuentes will accelerate our ongoing expansion into transport services, which will enable us to deliver end-to-end solutions for our customers throughout the Lineage network and Europe broadly.”

Lineage first entered Spain in May last year with the acquisition of Frigoríficos de Navarra.

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