Hillebrand acquired a majority stake in VignoblExport, a leading service provider in small quantity logistics of alcoholic beverages.
“VignoblExport enables Hillebrand to strengthen its small quantity logistics business, as well as accelerate our e-commerce activities,” says 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 offers a unique opportunity for VignoblExport to grow internationally and become a truly global player in small quantity logistics,” adds Erwan Leteurtre, founder and CEO of VignoblExport. “With its presence in over 90 countries, its vast experience in international logistics and its position as the global market leader in the forwarding, transport and logistics of alcoholic beverages and products adjacent to that, Hillebrand is the perfect partner to help us expand our business in and beyond the countries in which we are now present (i.e. France, Spain, and Italy).”
- 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.
- Hillebrand continues to pursue its business plan objectives of growing both organically and through acquisitions to expand its customer service and tailor-made solutions worldwide.