dnata has executed agreements with the owner of Wisskirchen, Oliver Hellwig, to acquire 100% of the shares in the company
DNATA recently announced expansion of its European footprint through the planned acquisition of Germany-based Wisskirchen Handling Services (Wisskirchen). Subject to government approval, DNATA’s entry into the German market will further develop its position as a leading global cargo services provider.
Wisskirchen is the exclusive operator of the Cologne Bonn Cargo Centre, a 12,000sqm facility at Cologne / Bonn Airport (‘CGN’) providing a full range of cargo services via a team of some 180 highly-trained employees. Wisskirchen handles more than 85,000 tonnes of cargo annually, including general cargo, perishables, pharmaceuticals, dangerous goods, electronics and fast-moving consumer goods.
CGN is the third largest airport in Germany in terms of cargo operations with significant capacity for further growth. In 2021 cargo handled at CGN increased by 14% year over year, marking a new annual record for the airport.
DNATA has executed agreements with the owner of Wisskirchen, Oliver Hollweg, to acquire 100% of the shares in the company.
“We are delighted to announce DNATA’s first cargo investment in Germany. This is part of our continued broader investment in cargo infrastructure,” remarked Stewart Angus, DNATA’s Regional CEO for Europe. “The commitment of DNATA will help to further increase the efficiency in cargo handling in our Cargo Centre and is proof of the great location quality of Cologne / Bonn Airport as well as its central importance as the most important logistics hub in NRW,” commented Thilo Schmid, Chairman of the Executive Board, Cologne Bonn Airport.
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