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TRANSPORTCEO - 17/01/2018
MOSOLF has acquired the German AFG for the logistics of its vehicles.
MOSOLF strengthens its power in the field of solution release by purchasing the outbound logistics specialist, which is headquartered in Rüsselsheim.
The vehicle logistics specialist and system services provider MOSOLF has acquired all the company shares in AFG Allgemeine Fahrzeugübernahme-Gesellschaft mbH. Operating as a releasing agent at the interface between vehicle manufacturers and freight forwarders, AFG has been coordinating the handling of vehicles from the end of the production line until they are transferred to the transport service companies commissioned by the manufacturer for more than 25 years. AFG uses modular IT solutions, which have been developed in-house, to manage, integrate, visualise and monitor the complete vehicle dispatch process within the field of vehicle distribution. AFG employs about 200 people at its business sites, for whom fundamentally nothing will change as a result of the takeover.
"The purchase of AFG enables our corporate group to gain an experienced, reliable and innovative services provider in the field of outbound logistics. AFG's IT solutions are well able to complement and expand our new digital process structure to provide greater transparency and efficiency in a sensible manner," says Dr. Jörg Mosolf, CEO at MOSOLF.
The management team at AFG Allgemeine Fahrzeugübernahme-Gesellschaft mbH is also being broadened. Egon Christ has been appointed as the new Managing Director alongside Bernhard Ewe. Egon Christ had been working for Daimler AG since 1996 and he bore the overall responsibility for the global transport logistics for all the finished vehicles for 13 of those years. In 2015, he moved to the purchasing department, where he was responsible for the group-wide procurement of all research and development services until recently.
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