Rhenus expands in Poland with acquisition of C. Hartwig Gdynia

Published: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

BERLIN:The Rhenus Group is expanding its presence in Poland, kick-starting with the acquisition of Polish freight forwarding and logistics company C. Hartwig Gdynia.

The takeover is being carried out by OTL Group subject to the approval of antitrust authorities by October 2021.

With the acquisition, Rhenus is strengthening its global Air & Ocean network and expanding its position in Eastern Europe. Nine key cities in Poland—Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk, Stettin, Kattowitz and Koroszczyn as well as three international locations—Hamburg, Felixstowe and New York complement Rhenus’ operations across Poland, Germany, Great Britain and the USA.

“With C. Hartwig we can not only complement the existing network in a meaningful way, but also open up new markets with new locations,” emphasizes Tobias Bartz, member of the Rhenus Executive Board. adds Tobias Bartz.

  1. Hartwig is one of the leading companies in the Polish transport, forwarding and logistics market with focus on sea and air freight as well as land transport. The company is also active internationally and offers customers and clients solutions for multimodal transports, warehousing and project logistics.

The Rhenus Group is one of the leading global logistics service providers with an annual turnover of EUR 5.4 billion. The company has 33,500 employees worldwide at 820 locations.