Dublin-based Lucey Transport Logistics Ltd. has been acquired by Danish international shipping and logistics firm DFDS, subject to competition clearance.
Under the terms of the agreement, DFDS will now operate a distribution centre in Dublin and regional depots in key locations across Ireland.
In addition, DFDS will take over Lucey Transport Logistics’s substantial trucking operations and its 400 trailers.
This continued investment in the Irish market by DFDS follows its opening of a freight ferry route between Rosslare and Dunkirk in the beginning of 2021.
Kevin Lucey, CEO of Lucey Transport Logistics Ltd said: “We are delighted DFDS recognises that Lucey transport Logistics is a highly successful business and a leading provider of logistics services on the Island of Ireland.
“We are proud of the company’s great family history and our loyal customers and dedicated employees.
“It gives me great satisfaction to know DFDS will continue to grow and expand the business, providing exciting opportunities for our colleagues, in one of the largest logistics companies in Northern Europe.”
Niklas Andersson, executive VP and head of logistics division at DFDS said that the acquisition Lucey Transport Logistics “greatly” enhances its Irish domestic offerings and “complements” its existing international solutions.
“We now offer more comprehensive supply chain solutions in the region underpinned by a network covering the entire island of Ireland,” he said.
In addition, DFDS says it will be able to offer Lucey’s existing customers from the FMCG and packaging sectors access to international transport services.