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06 May '21

Hillebrand acquires majority stake in VignoblExport

Mainz, Germany, May 6th, 2021 - Hillebrand strengthens its expertise and footprint in small quantity logistics of alcoholic beverages and accelerates its e-commerce activities.

Hillebrand, the world leading forwarding, transport and logistics provider to the alcoholic beverage industry, (non-hazardous) bulk liquids industry and other products that require special care, officially announces its acquisition of a majority stake in VignoblExport; a leading service provider in small quantity logistics of alcoholic beverages. The French based company provides a world-class service offering, supported by proprietary digital solutions, to both businesses and consumers worldwide. Hillebrand holds an option to acquire the remaining shares in the company.

VignoblExport enables Hillebrand to strengthen its small quantity logistics business, as well as accelerate our e-commerce activities” according to Cees van Gent, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Hillebrand. “VignoblExport’s presence in main wine exporting countries, coupled with its unique service offering and advanced digital solutions to facilitate the shipment of small quantity orders for wines and other alcoholic beverages, makes it a perfect fit with the Hillebrand network and scope of services.”

Hillebrand already offers small quantity logistics services to the alcoholic beverages industry. VignoblExport’s strong market reputation, large customer base and unique service capabilities will strengthen Hillebrand’s current offering and allow it to service end-consumers directly. With Hillebrand as new majority owner, VignoblExport is able to expand its operations to other countries by leveraging the extensive global Hillebrand network. Both companies will employ their expertise and resources to further expand the business on a global scale.