Heppner acquires 40% of Eurobeta Internacional14 February 2018
The logistics company specialized in international inbound and outbound transport to France reinforces its leadership
Heppner, the French transport and logistics company, has decided to acquire 40% of the Spanish company Eurobeta Internacional, with which it has been collaborating since January 2016. This move is intended to accelerate its expansion in Spain and reinforce its leadership in international deliveries with origin or destination in France.
Eurobeta Internacional is a family-run company headquartered in Barcelona and specializing in package and groupage transport with Europe. In 2017 it invoiced 7.6 million euros with a total of 140,000 deliveries, and France is one of its main markets.
Heppner provides service in 157 countries with transport and logistics solutions that include air and maritime transport and the supply of customs and logistics services. Its turnover in 2016 was 643 million euros.
Daniel Fernández, assistant general manager of Eurobeta Internacional, explains: “After several years of contacts, the arrival of Jean Thomas Schmitt as general manager of the Heppner Group has given a boost to the collaboration project”.
Leader in Spain
Jaime Huerta, managing director of Eurobeta Internacional, adds: “This relationship with Heppner is the fulfillment for Eurobeta of a plan conceived 30 years ago, opening new and ambitious prospects and great challenges for our two companies. Through this move, we are now positioned as the leading Spanish company on the French market, for goods inbound and outbound. The structure, strength and influence of the company, and the professionalism of Heppner’s teams favor our own development, quality of service and infrastructures. Heppner's European network enables our company to offer new services to our customers, while ensuring our operations remain first class”.
Cédric Frachet, Heppner’s international overland transport manager, describes the transaction as follows: "We are proud of this close association between Eurobeta Internacional and Heppner, two family businesses that share the same values and vision. This opens up new avenues for growth, and positions Heppner as the European specialist in inbound and outbound flows in France, replicating our position in Germany for the last 85 years”.