Schneider Group, an Invision portfolio company and a leading Swiss freight forwarding service provider, acquires a majority stake in German logistics and freight forwarding company apriori transport and logistics GmbH with locations in Betzigau and Biessenhofen (Allgäu / Bavaria). As part of an early succession solution at apriori, the two companies decided to join forces. Invision supported Schneider Group in this transaction.
Through the connection with apriori, Schneider Group enters Europe’s largest transport and logistics market and further strengthens its existing Italian business. On the side of apriori, employees, customers and partners will benefit equally from the additional services offered by Schneider, especially with regards to air and sea freight services and the strong market position in Switzerland and France.
The previous sole owners of apriori – Günter Netzer and Daniel Binzer – will continue as managing shareholders and advise Schneider going forward.
André Strebel, CEO of Schneider Group, commented: “I look forward to working with apriori and its employees. The company is the perfect addition to Schneider Group and a further milestone in the internationalization strategy of our company. I am sure that the merger of Schneider and apriori represents a win-win situation.”
Günter Netzer and Daniel Binzer added: “Schneider convinced us with its focus on customers and employees as well as its growth strategy. We are convinced that we found a good home for our employees as well as a reliable and long-term oriented partner for our customers and transportation providers.”
ABOUT THE SCHNEIDER GROUP
Schneider Group, founded in 1865, is an internationally oriented medium-sized forwarding company. At more than 32 locations in Switzerland, Europe, the USA and Asia, and with the help of a worldwide network of partners, the logistics specialist plans and coordinates cross-border freight transport for its customers. In addition to road transport, sea and air freight, Schneider offers comprehensive services, particularly in the areas of customs clearance, logistical value-added services and special services.
Further information is available at www.schneider-transport.com
apriori was founded in Wangen (Allgäu / Bavaria) by Günter Netzer and Daniel Binzer in 2014. From the beginning, the focus was on road transport, especially import as well as storage and commissioning of dry goods from Italy with Europe-wide distribution. A self-developed logistics and freight system enables the company to achieve an exceptionally high level of efficiency and service levels.
For further information, please visit www.apriori-logistics.de
André Strebel, CEO
Tel. +41 61 365 96 90
APRIORI TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS GMBH
Günter Netzer / Daniel Binzer, CEOs
Tel. +49 (0) 831 960 492 – 0
Christian Hemmrich, Director
Tel. +41 41 729 01 01