JF Hillebrand acquires Lagena Distribution
Wine logistics specialist JF Hillebrand said it has strengthened its capability to provide dedicated wine and beverage logistics services in Sweden with the acquisition of Stockholm-based Lagena Distribution AB, Sweden's leading distributor of alcoholic beverages.
Since its formation in 1994, Lagena has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Systembolaget AB, the Swedish alcohol retail monopoly. In April 2010, Systembolaget's board decided to sell Lagena, as part of an effort to focus on core operations.
Lagena will keep its current brand and management team and will continue to focus on warehousing and distribution in Sweden.
JF Hillebrand has a global network headquartered in Mainz, Germany, that moves about 1.4 billion cases of wine annually. It employs 1,650 people in 46 offices around the world.