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Rhenus enhances wood logistics through Bruno Reimann acquisition

The Rhenus Group is consolidating its know-how in wood logistics.

Thanks to the acquisition of Bruno Reimann GmbH & Co. KG, the logistics specialist with global operations is, among other things, gaining broad expertise in logistics for unprocessed wood and marketing sawn timber, waste wood and wood used for energy purposes.

Bruno Reimann has its headquarters in Bad Harzburg in the Rural District of Goslar in Lower Saxony in a German area that has plenty of forests, the Harz region.

Bruno Reimann GmbH & Co. KG operates right across the value-added chain for wood – ranging from initially harvesting the wood to using the material. Its customers include the timber, the sawmill and the cellulose industries, the energy sector as well as local authorities, trades and private consumers. The company’s core expertise involves intermodal system-related logistics for supplying raw materials over large distances. Bruno Reiman has three of its own freight railway depots for this purpose – in Langelsheim (Goslar Rural District), Herzberg am Harz (Göttingen) and Stadtoldendorf (Holzminden).

Founded in 1948, the company is now being managed in the third generation of the family by Klaus Reimann. The firm will continue to operate as an independent company as part of the Rhenus Group. The directors will not only include Klaus Reimann in future, but also Heiner Höfkes, who is the Managing Director of Rhenus Forest Logistics. “In addition to the interesting regional expansion, the Rhenus Group is consolidating its range of services in wood logistics as a result of this acquisition. Both Bruno Reimann and Rhenus are family-owned enterprises, so that our values and ideas fit each other very well,” says Heiner Höfkes. Klaus Reimann believes that the decision to join the Rhenus Group is the right one. “The integration of railway and shipping traffic will determine our successful development in future to just the same degree as our ability to broaden our services to include the transportation and handling of categories of goods that go beyond unprocessed wood. We’re moving into the future with an efficient logistics specialist at our side in the shape of Rhenus.”