The Rhenus Group is enhancing its current position as a provider of services for the automobile sector: the purchase of Ferrostaal Automotive by Rhenus was officially signed and sealed on 29 April 2016. The takeover will formally take place on 1 July 2016 and is subject to the normal provisos. Ferrostaal Automotive complements Rhenus’ services with complex pre- assembly operations and it strengthens the Group’s presence in Germany, Belgium, Poland and Spain.
Once the takeover has come into effect, the Rhenus Group will employ an
additional 1,500 people in its automotive division. Ferrostaal Automotive has
particularly gained experience in providing solutions for pre-assembly work in the
past and it operates in markets where Rhenus has not yet been involved.
Michael Brockhaus, a member of the Rhenus Group’s Management Board, gave
the reasons for the acquisition. “Ferrostaal Automotive complements our market
presence in the automobile sector. Together, we can meet the growing demand on
the part of our customers for complex pre-assembly work. As a result, the Rhenus
Group is able to offer the complete value-added chain ranging from pre-carriage to
logistics and assembly work and even shipping completed cars for the European
“We’re delighted to have found a strongly growing partner for Ferrostaal
Automotive in Rhenus Automotive. The medium-sized business culture fostered
by us will fit into the Rhenus family business well,” says Joachim Ludwig,
Managing Director of Ferrostaal GmbH, underlining the importance of the
After the conclusion of the integration phase, which aims to continue and further
develop the core skills of each partner, the Rhenus Automotive business unit is
planning to generate further growth through its enhanced market presence and
the spread of its customer base. Rhenus particularly believes that the expertise of
its current and future employees will create the necessary basis for this.
The Rhenus Group provides logistics services around the globe and has
annual turnover amounting to EUR 4.6 billion. Rhenus employs over 26,000
people at more than 500 locations worldwide. The Rhenus business areas –
Contract Logistics, Freight Logistics and Port Logistics –
manage complex supply chains and provide a wealth of innovative value-
Ferrostaal is an international project developer and EPC services provider
for industrial facilities. The Ferrostaal Group’s portfolio not only includes
petrochemical projects, but also wind energy, recycling and lighting
solutions in many fields of application. Ferrostaal has business operations
in approx. 40 different countries around the world and handles tailor-made
projects in the industrial and financial sectors with its 2,700 employees.