Müller Fresh Food Logistics becomes a partner in the European Food Network
European network for food transport to be strengthened in the Netherlands
DACHSER’s Dutch subsidiary for food logistics, Müller Fresh Food Logistics, officially became a partner in the European Food Network (EFN) on January 1, 2024. DACHSER acquired the company at the beginning of 2023 and has since then successfully pursued a path of collaboration and integration. With Müller as a strong partner in the Benelux countries, this move greatly strengthens the Europe-wide food distribution network.
The European Food Network is a Europe-wide network of leading logistics companies offering groupage transports, especially for temperature-controlled foods. “Having Müller Fresh Food Logistics as a partner in the European Food Network takes another step toward international growth with reliability and quality,” says Alexander Tonn, COO Road Logistics at DACHSER. “This will enable us to offer our customers even more comprehensive and efficient solutions for food logistics in the Benelux countries and ultimately throughout Europe.”
The two companies are linked not only by their shared values as family-owned companies, but above all by their high standards of reliability and quality.Alexander Tonn, COO Road Logistics at DACHSER
By joining, Müller Fresh Food Logistics gains direct access to an high-performance network of reliable partners in 34 European countries. The European Food Network can transport and deliver shipments of chilled and non-chilled food quickly, reliably, and with high quality across the continent.
Combining expertise and quality
“Our integration of Müller, the Dutch food logistics company, into the DACHSER Food Logistics business line is proceeding quickly and smoothly,” Tonn reports. “The two companies are linked not only by their shared values as family-owned companies, but above all by their high standards of reliability and quality.”
Following a great deal of integration work in recent months, DACHSER and Müller have been able to combine their expertise and experience in the field of food logistics, synchronize their processes and IT infrastructure, and thus offer their customers a full range of services relating to the transport and storage of food. In particular, investments were made in joint IT systems and ecological concepts, and new properties and warehouses were put into operation. “Müller has been a market leader for food logistics in the Netherlands for many years,” says Jan-Peter Müller, CEO of Müller Fresh Food Logistics. “Our integration into DACHSER Food Logistics has turned us into a European player and also given us a huge boost in professionalization.”
Our integration into DACHSER Food Logistics has turned us into a European player and also given us a huge boost in professionalization.Jan-Peter Müller, CEO Müller Fresh Food Logistics
DACHSER’s acquisition of Müller secured it one of the Netherlands’ leading food distribution networks, headquartered in Holten. It not only offers the German logistics company a new fleet of vehicles and a nationwide distribution network, but also brings direct and reliable market access to the Netherlands, covering the entire spectrum of food logistics. Moreover, the frozen food business of Müller Fresh Food Logistics opens up interesting new market prospects for DACHSER. “Together with Müller Fresh Food Logistics, we greatly expanded our business in the important Dutch food market last year and increased our distribution capacity,” Tonn says, looking back at a successful 2023.
DACHSER has been active in the Netherlands since 1975, with its own country organization representing the company’s European Logistics (transport and warehousing of industrial goods) and Air & Sea Logistics business lines. The addition of Müller expanded DACHSER’s footprint in the Netherlands to 10 locations and 1,300 employees.