Hamburg, Germany [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] REpower Systems AG has made its long-time logistics partner, Schaumann GmbH & Co KG, an offer to purchase its vehicle fleet and other operating assets as well as to acquire of all its employees. By means of this acquisition, REpower intends to secure important transport capacities for wind turbines and at the same time contribute to maintaining the jobs of Schaumann’s more than 30 employees.
In the medium term, REpower expects a competitive advantage from integrating the logistics acquisition into its business model due to increased flexibility with regard to shipments, which will also contribute towards a reduction of costs. Both parties have agreed to maintain confidentiality regarding the purchase price.
“Over the past years, Schaumann has always been a reliable logistics partner for us. On the one hand, we are happy that we are able to secure capacities for our heavy-load shipments by means of this agreement and, on the other, we can contribute towards securing over 30 jobs…We also hope that integrating a logistics company will make a positive contribution to operating results in the medium term,” said Per Hornung Pedersen, CEO of REpower Systems.