MOSOLF and Autokontor Bayern pool their expertise
Kirchheim unter Teck, 2 May 2018 – The automobile logistics specialist MOSOLF is integrating its competitor Autokontor Bayern GmbH, which has its headquarters in Buch (Bavaria). This is enabling MOSOLF to strengthen its network and further enhance its expertise.
Dr Jörg Mosolf, CEO of the MOSOLF Group, says: “The integration of Autokontor Bayern is reinforcing our position in an environment where markets are becoming more specialist and consolidating.”
Bernd Sauter, Managing Director and the main shareholder of Autokontor Bayern GmbH, adds, “Autokontor Bayern has developed into a leading company in the sector during the last 15 years. The MOSOLF Group is not only taking over modern technology and efficient logistics sites, but also more than 300 qualified and highly motivated employees – and an experienced and skilled management team.”
While the current co-shareholder Roland Kuch will continue to work as the managing director at Autokontor Bayern after the takeover, the main shareholder Bernd Sauter is leaving the company. “The employees have largely developed the leading market position under the leadership of the two operational managing directors. They deserve my recognition and gratitude for this. They’ll also continue to successfully promote the company within the MOSOLF Group,” says Bernd Sauter, brimming with confidence.
MOSOLF is not only gaining the skills of the AKB team through taking over Autokontor Bayern, but also a total of eight new business locations at Buch (Bavaria), Schweitenkirchen (Bavaria), Schöneck (Hessen), Erlensee (Hessen), Zörbig (Saxony-Anhalt), Dortmund (North Rhine-Westphalia), Lüdersfeld (Lower Saxony) and Buxtehude (Lower Saxony). The MOSOLF transport fleet will grow by a further 130 special car transporters and 32,000 car parking spaces as a result of the purchase. In addition to the storage of vehicles, five of the eight business sites also provide workshop services like PDIs, vehicle preparation or mechanical, coating and bodywork operations on a total surface area measuring approx. 8,000 square metres.
Jörg Mosolf is looking forward to the future cooperation with Autokontor Bayern. “AKB is a successful, professionally managed company and is a valuable addition to our current activities in our vehicle logistics and fleet business. An experienced team will work closely with the AKB colleagues at the sites during the next few weeks so that the managers and employees feel part of the MOSOLF team as quickly as possible.”
Through this takeover, the MOSOLF Group is expanding its portfolio to a total of 38 technical and logistics centres, 980 special vehicle transporters, 100 high & heavy special transporters, 350 double-decker railway wagons and 2 RoRo inland waterway vessels; the company is able to handle 2.8 million vehicles per annum and has storage capacity for 155,000 vehicles. Workshop services, industrial coating and special vehicle construction operations are available on a total surface area measuring 100,000 square metres.