Speed Group and Bonnier Books have agreed that Speed Group will acquire Bonnier Books subsidiary, Samdistribution Logistik Sverige AB's operations as of March 1, 2018.
Samdistribution Logistik Sverige AB is today the leading logistics partner for the Swedish book market and operates in 22,000 square meters in Rosersberg, northern Stockholm.
The sale of Samdistribution is undramatic. Bonnier Books will primarily focus on publishers and sometimes we own other businesses or parts of the value chain in the book industry. But in the long run, we want to spend our time and energy on publishing, that is, our core business. We felt it was advisable to sell when we found a strong logistics buyer whom we can collaborate with, and want to continue to develop this well-maintained business, says Håkan Rudels, CEO of Bonnier Books.
We are very pleased that Speed Group takes over the business, which has logistics as its core business. They will be a very good owner in the company's continued development, "says Björn Tallén CEO Samdistribution Logistik Sverige AB.
With the acquisition in Rosersberg, Speed Group now has significant logistics operations in strategic locations like Borås, Gothenburg and Stockholm. With this acquisition, Speed Group strengthens its position as a significant national logistics player.
We are very proud that we have got the trust to take over this well-maintained and reputable company. This is an important part of our ambition to become a national logistics player and look forward to our future development in the Stockholm area, "says Peter Nilsson, CEO Speed Group.
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Peter Nilsson, CEO Speed Group, +46 (0) 704 84 86 43