Seatrade Cruise News is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Hellmann Worldwide acquires long-time Italy partner

From left, Jens Tarnowski, regional CEO West Europe; Daniela Coppola, managing director, Hellmann Italy; and Andreas Lamping, chief legal officer
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is taking over its long-time partner Hellmann Italy, continuing its expansion in the European market.

The Milan-based company, which employs approximately 70 people at six locations, has been providing Hellmann Worldwide Logistics with all its sea and airfreight services in Italy since its 2006 founding. 

With this acquisition, Hellmann expands into an important logistics market, completing its network in the central Alpine region and strengthening its presence in the Mediterranean.

Daniela Coppola continues as MD

Going forward, Hellmann will expand its range of services through its own national company in Italy to offer its Italian and international customers a more comprehensive service. Italy operations will continue to be managed by Daniela Coppola, long-time managing director of Hellmann Italy, to ensure a seamless continuation of activities.

'The organic integration of Hellmann Italy into the global Hellmann network will enable us to even better exploit the potential of the Italian market and tap into new market segments,' said Jens Tarnowski, regional CEO West Europe, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.

Important strategic step

'After years of working together as partners, the integration is an important strategic step towards strengthening Hellmann Italy in the long term and enabling us to operate on an even more global scale,' Coppola said. 'The integration will also enable us to offer our customers an even more attractive product range.'

Founded more than 150 years ago, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, based in Osnabrück, Germany, has developed into one of the world's largest international logistics providers. With about 14,000 employees, the company is active in 54 countries and generated sales of 5b in 2022. One of its business lines is supply chain logistics for the cruise sector.

TAGS: Italy Germany