German provide chain and logistics consultancy EPG Consulting has acquired a majority stake in Groenewout, a similar-sized counterpart primarily based within the Netherlands.
Headquartered simply exterior of Koblenz, EPG Consulting is the consulting subsidiary of Ehrhardt Associate Group (EPG), a globally-operating supplier of provide chain and logistics options. EPG has greater than 900 individuals and serves round 1,600 prospects throughout the globe.
Breda primarily based Groenewout has been in enterprise for shut to 6 a long time. The award-winning Dutch consultancy agency designs and implements provide chain and logistics options for purchasers within the retail, e-commerce, transport and logistics sectors.
The becoming a member of of forces sees the 2 firms develop their mixed staff to 40 consultants in Germany and the Netherlands. “When it comes to expertise and monitor report, collectively we rank as one of many main unbiased provide chain and logistics consultancies within the area,” mentioned Marcel Wilhelms, Managing Director of EPG Consulting.
Wilhelms added that the 2 companies convey a “complementary portfolio of providers” to the desk, which is able to allow each consultancies to supply a extra rounded providing to their shoppers.
“We’re observing an elevated demand for holistic planning and realisation, particularly with regard to automation options in warehouses. As well as, it’s turning into more and more essential to plan logistics actual property exactly in line with buyer wants and the logistics answer it entails. Groenewout has deep experience in these fields, completely complementing our service providing.”
In the meantime, for Groenewout, the agency will be capable to faucet into the portfolio of EPG Consulting and expertise basis of EPG to “present an excellent higher service providing to all our prospects,” mentioned Alain Beerens, Director of Groenewout.
Trying forward, Wilhelms and Beerens – who each sit on the management staff of the mixed group – mentioned the companies plan to staff up on enterprise improvement as effectively. “We see nice potential to open up new advisory segments, for instance within the space of transport administration consulting,” mentioned Wilhelms.
Groenewout will proceed to function available in the market below its personal model, with the brand new tagline ‘Member of EPG’. Phrases and situations of the deal haven’t been disclosed.
In associated deal information in Europe’s provide chain consulting scene, Kearney final yr acquired German provide chain specialist Optano, whereas engineering large Royal HaskoningDHV bolted-on Districon.