Today, A.P. Moller – Maersk officially announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Martin Bencher Group, a project logistics company also headquartered in Denmark, which has excellent capabilities in non-container project logistics. Maersk to launch new product service after acquisition of Martin Bencher Maersk Project Logistics
Founded in 1997, Martin Bencher is an asset-light logistics provider focusing on project logistics. Martin Bencher’s core competence is to design end-to-end project logistics solutions for global customers. The company’s competitive advantages include deep industry expertise, good track record, long-term stakeholder relationships, and a highly skilled organization
Karsten Kildahl, Managing Director of Maersk Europe, said:
“Martin Bencher will be a great fit for Maersk and our integrator strategy, enhancing our ability to provide project logistics services to customers around the world. When Martin Bencher joins the Maersk family, we will be able to provide highly reliable project logistics services with a proven track record , and a strong focus on Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE). In addition to supporting the project logistics needs of our existing customers, we will be able to offer a more comprehensive range of products to a wide range of industries
Following the acquisition of Martin Bencher, Maersk will also launch a new product service, Maersk Project Logistics. Detailed planning, orchestration and sequencing of end-to-end shipments from supplier to destination.
Such services require managing transportation capabilities and deep technical expertise around specific supply chain elements, such as handling oversized and special lift loads, conducting road surveys, delivery planning, and unloading and assembling equipment on site
Robust project logistics solutions are a key element of our clients’ large project logistics needs across multiple industry sectors, including renewable energy, pulp and paper, power generation, mining, automotive, aid and relief, government contract logistics and industrial manufacturing.
Project logistics is not new to Maersk, as the company already has niche competencies mainly in Europe and North America, but in order to expand and refine the service range, existing activities will be consolidated into a global product offering to benefit customers.
Together with the proposed acquisition of Martin Bencher, this will enable Maersk to significantly accelerate its project logistics capabilities and develop unparalleled integrated products to serve existing and future customers in new industries