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Posti buys food logistics company

Posti buys food logistics company

Helsinki, Finland: Posti is buying Kuljetus Kovalainen, a Finnish company providing food and temperature-controlled transport.

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Kuljetus Kovalainen has about 180 staff and net sales of around €15m

Jaakko Kaidesoja, head, Posti’s transport services, said that joining forces with Kuljetus Kovalainen will enable Posti to offer extensive logistics services in Northern Finland, Ostrobothnia and Lapland.

Kuljetus Kovalainen has about 180 staff and net sales of around €15m. Kovalainen’s fleet of approximately 100 vehicles will transfer to Posti.

The Finnish postal company has been building its presence in this market. In June, Posti bought Veine, another company which provides food logistics and temperature-controlled transport.

Posti’s food logistics services now include meal deliveries in about 100 municipalities, delivery of food purchased at online stores, beverage logistics for brewing industry operators, business-to-business logistics for dried food and transport of bakery products.