Lineage Logistics in Novi, a leading global temperature-controlled industrial real estate investment trust and logistics solutions provider, announced it has closed the previously announced acquisition of the cold storage division of Claus Sørensen Group in Denmark.
The expansion in Denmark is a key element of Lineage’s growth plans in the Nordic region. The acquisition expands important connectivity from Lineage to Denmark, which is developing as a leading European hub in the global cold-storage supply chain with air freight and maritime shipping infrastructure.
“Claus Sørensen’s relationships and approach to doing business will propel our growth plans in the Nordic region,” says Harld Peters, senior vice president for Europe at Lineage. “We look forward to partnering with them to serve our customers across all of Europe.”
Claus Sørensen has a capacity of almost one million cubic meters and 200,000 pallet positions across nine warehouses and more than 250 team members. With the acquisition and completion of ongoing construction in the region, Lineage’s total footprint in Denmark will include 17 location and nearly 300,000 pallet positions.
Sørensen provides cold storage for meat and poultry, bread, ice cream, pre-cooked meals, fruits and vegetables, and dairy. In addition to warehousing, it provides blast freezing, quality control, order picking and packing, ice production, customs, and distribution for retail and catering.
It can freeze 1,800 metric tons of products per day. The company is an important link in the Danish food and beverage supply chain and has partnered with its customers to enhance its supply chain operations, achieve maximum energy efficiency, and protect the environment.
“Lineage’s dedication to both innovation and service parallels with our longstanding commitment to being a preferred partner for our customers,” says Jesper Toft Mathiasen, CEO at Claus Sørensen.
“We are excited to join a company that shares our values and to join forces with Lineage’s team in the region to transform our customers’ supply chain and to help them grow their businesses.”
Lineage entered the Nordic market in 2020, and since then has acquired Lundsøe Køl & Frys A/S with cold-storage facilities in Northern Jutland and in Aarhus, Super Frost Sjælland ApS, and Coldstar ApS, in addition to the acquisition of Claus Sørensen.