Chronopost announces acquisition of ALP Group and its subsidiaries
Chronopost, the French expert in express delivery of parcels weighing up to 30 kg, acquires 100% of the capital of the ALP Group, which is made up of Delifresh, Freshlog and 360° services.
A strategic acquisition for Chronopost
The acquisition of ALP Group allows Chronopost to continue its expansion in the field of temperature-controlled transport. Each of the three Paris-based companies of the ALP Group specialises in a specific activity with high added value. With the acquisition of these three companies, Chronopost is laying the ground for their rapid growth.
- Delifresh, an expert in last-mile delivery of temperature-controlled food products in Île-de-France region, offers players in the sector on-demand transportation services to professional and private individual consignees.
- Freshlog specialises in warehousing, refrigerated storage and order picking of food products.
- 360° services is an expert in urgent medical transportation (medicines, blood products, stem cells and samples, grafts and organs) and hospital and infectious waste (class 6.2 products).
As Chronopost Chairman, Martin Piechowski explains: "The acquisition of ALP Group is part of our ongoing strategy of investment in specialised and high value-added transportation solutions. These companies will enable Chronopost to significantly enhance its products, services and expertise in the food and health markets, in which we already have a presence through our subsidiaries Chronopostfood and BioLogistic."
Chronopost France is part of DPDgroup, the international parcel delivery network ranked 2nd in Europe. As the leading French specialist in express delivery of parcels of up to 30kg to businesses and individual customers, Chronopost relies on a team of 3,700 employees and delivered over 149 million parcels in 2016. Chronopost delivers to 230 countries around the world and has privileged access to DPDgroup's European network of Pickup points.
DPDgroup is the parcel delivery network of GeoPost, which posted sales of €6.2 billion this year. GeoPost is a holding company owned by Le Groupe La Poste.
Through innovative technology, local knowledge, dedicated customer service and a network of 18,000 pickup points (Chronopost depots, post offices and Pickup points), Chronopost offers the best possible customer experience both for senders and recipients. Since 1st July 2012, Chronopost has fully offset its CO2 emissions. chronopost.fr
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