RELEASE | 1 AUGUST 2023
Colligx Oy has bought the majority of Kylmästi Paras Oy from Juuri Rahasto 1 Oy
Colligx and Juuri Partners Oy have agreed on an arrangement where Colligx will buy the majority of Kylmästi Paras Oy’s stock. As a result of the transaction, Colligx significantly strengthens its position as a producer of total and distribution solutions for food logistics. The executive management of Kylmästi Paras Oy will remain in the company as a minority shareholder and will continue to work for the company.
Due to its scale, the deal does not require the approval of the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority.
Kylmästi Paras Oy specializes in producing temperature-controlled transport and distribution solutions throughout the entire country. The company has distribution terminals in Vantaa and Lempäälä, a nationwide distribution network, a strong market share, and an excellent reputation in the industry. Kylmästi Paras Oy’s turnover in 2022 was 25.2 million euros, and it employs approximately 60 employees.
Colligx Oy is a logistics service company specializing in food logistics and online food shopping solutions, which has grown very quickly in recent years. Colligx offers its customers versatile temperature-controlled and partly automated storage and collection services from its offices in Kerava and Vantaa. The company also offers temperature-controlled transport, distribution, and Last Mile services in cooperation with its strategic partner, Enexus Oy, under the Fetch brand. The main owners of Colligx Oy are Heino Group Oy and Suka Oy.
“Colligx Oy and Kylmästi Paras Oy complement each other perfectly by combining internal logistics and a nationwide distribution system. The arrangement strengthens both companies, and the companies will be able to provide their customers with even more comprehensive overall solutions and services in the future. Kylmästi Paras is a very well-managed company, with which we significantly strengthen our position in the food logistics market”, says Jari Rinnekoski, CEO of Colligx.
“We are very satisfied with the arrangement that has now been agreed upon. The cooperation with Juuri Partners has gone great, and we have come a long way together. The Kylmästi Paras team and customers from Colligx Oy will now get the new home they deserve because both companies are managed with similar family business values. When one adds to this the service package formed by Colligx and Kylmätti Parhas, this is the best possible growth path from both our and our customer’s points of view. It’s also great that all key personnel will continue in their positions, so familiar contacts will remain in the future,” says Jani Närhi, CEO of Kylmästi Paras Oy.
The functions of Colligx and Kylmästi Parhas perfectly complement each other, and the deal does not involve an immediate need to eliminate duplication or reduce personnel.
Jari Rinnekoski, CEO Colligx Oy
Phone 040 057 3711
Jani Närhi, CEO Kylmästi Paras Oy
RELEASE | 8 JUNE 2022
Collicon adds Ostrobothnia to its distribution areas as of 14 June 2022
As our operations grow, we will start our temperature controlled distribution of small parcels in the Vaasa and Seinäjoki area from 14 June 2022.
RELEASE | 1 May 2022
Growth in e-commerce logistics with new digital solutions – Collico-LogXellence reshapes its organisation
Heino Group and Suka Oy, the main owners of Collico-LogXellence, have launched a project to develop their companies’ e-commerce concepts and e-commerce software. The aim is to harness the synergies between Collico-LogXellence, Seulo Palvelut, Suppilog and Storeverse to meet the needs of the changing e-commerce and logistics markets more effectively.
With the launch of the development project, the current CEO of Collico-LogXellence, Peter Klenberg, has been appointed CEO of Storeverse Oy to manage the development project and software development.
“Investments in new digital business solutions and supporting logistics services strengthen the operations of the Group’s companies and promote the competitiveness of our customers in the growing e-commerce markets,” says Peter Klenberg, who is in charge of the development project. At the same time, we will streamline operations and make them more effective to promote growth in line with our strategy.
Appointments at the Collico-LogXellence organisation
Jari Rinnekoski has been appointed CEO of Collico-LogXellence as of 1 May 2022.
At the same time, Collico-LogXellence’s executive team will be strengthened when Petri Lehtinen, former Development Manager at Collico, is named Chief Development Officer (CDO) and Jasper Heino as Business Controller for Management Accounting and Reporting. Jani Vainio will continue as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Jarkko Rantanen as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Kimmo Viinikainen as Chief Information Officer (CIO).
“I take on this new role with enthusiasm, as I am supported by a highly motivated and exceptionally competent team. We have successfully integrated the functions of Collico and LogXellence together, and now is the time for a new development phase. The introduction project of our picking machine Cimcorp Shuttle will start in May at our Kerava warehouse, and the project will be completed by the end of this year. This, combined with new digital solutions under development, creates more opportunities and added value for our customers.”
PHOTO | TEEMU HEIKKILÄ
According to Collico-LogXellence’s Peter Klenberg, CEO, and Jari Rinnekoski, CSO, a cost-effective food trade requires new logistics.
Today’s buying behaviour challenges logistics
Automation and integrated systems play a key role in improving customer experience and maintaining competitiveness in e-commerce.
TEXT | MARI KORHONEN
PHOTO | TEEMU HEIKKILÄ
The knowledge and experience of a dynamic and development-oriented company is reflected in the results. With automation and flexible system solutions, the e-commerce and food product logistics company has seen an impressive growth curve. During the past year, the combined revenue of operations increased from five million euros to 12 million euros, and in the current year the revenue is estimated to exceed 20 million euros.