Daily Logistics Group (DLG) takes over logistics activities from GIST Nederland

Back to the overview

Hoek van Holland (NL), 7th July 2022 – From 28th August 2022, Daily Logistics Group (DLG) will take over the logistics activities - plus the employees involved - from GIST Nederland. This entails taking over the logistics services for mainly flowers and plants in the Benelux and Export to the United Kingdom.

The takeover of activities involves a Distribution Centre at Bleiswijk (NL), 145 units and 75 employees and will be a further improvement to the existing services of the Daily Logistics Group (DLG).

GIST Nederland is known for its expertise, excellent customer service and a modern outlook on logistics operations in the flower and plant sectors. This takeover creates a direct specialism in this market which will add value to the network in the Benelux and to the Export to the United Kingdom.

“The takeover of these activities will strengthen our logistics services. The fast changes in the entire supply-chain world, were the reason for us to make this strategic decision to expand and strengthen our services. We noticed that the flower and plant sector fits perfectly in our existing services. With the acquisition of GIST Nederland we immediately create a solid seat within this market segment. With this upscaling we are able to offer our customers an even better range of services. Upscaling is also necessary to have the ability to keep up with flexibility, energy transitions and digitization”, says Joost Visbeen, CEO of Daily Logistics Group (DLG).

Julian Bailey, MD of GIST Nederland: “The sale of these activities is a strategic decision to bring a further focus in the company. We are delighted that our people will be taken over by a family business like DLG.”

Daily Logistics Group (DLG) is a family business with 135 years’ experience. Their strength is to combine logistics operations both national and international, using multimodal combinations (road, water and rail transport). Transports to and from the United Kingdom are a strong foundation of DLG Dailyfresh, who will continue to expand here. The other divisions DLG Perishables and DLG Overseas are also well on their way to realize these ambitions.

GIST is a logistics specialist that combines leading-edge experience and expertise to transform supply chains. With specific understanding, know-how and excellence in the food logistics industry, GIST's solutions bring end-to-end visibility and implementation, from concept to delivery. GIST has 6.000+ employees and provides a full range of intellectual and asset-based business for the food manufacture and hospitality sectors. GIST's customers (including Starbucks, Marks and Spencer and 2 Sisters Food Group) operate in a wide range of commercial and industrial sectors, including grocery and food service.