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Rhenus Automotive now holds 100 per cent of the shares of the Valautomoción Group

Rhenus Automotive Systems, the division that specialises in automotive industry belonging to the Rhenus Group has acquired the remaining ten per cent shares of the Spanish company Valautomoción Group. The logistics service provider now holds all 100 per cent of the shares. The Valautomoción Group is based in Almussafes, which remains the head office in Spain of Rhenus Automotive.

With more than thirty years of experience in the automotive sector in Spain, the Valautomoción Group has consolidated its position in the market as a rapidly growing company, whose activity is focused on providing services to the main suppliers in the automotive industry throughout the Spanish territory.

In 2016, Rhenus took over a majority share from Ferrostaal, the previous owner of the Valautomoción Group. Now, the logistics specialist acquired the remaining ten per cent of the shares, which were in the hands of Valero family until now.

Valautomoción's head office is located in the Valencian town of Almussafes and has other branches in the rest of Spain. However, after this acquisition process, the Almussafes installations become Rhenus Automotive's head office in Spain. The company has two plants here. One of them handles car component pre-assemblies. Apart from this, the company has a kan-ban materials supply warehouse for industrial use. Both plants are dedicated to the Almussafes factory.

As for other locations, Valautomoción Group has an assembly plant in Esparraguera (Barcelona), where assembly operations of various components are carried out for the Martorell production centre and other European plants of the same group.

In addition, in the Pedrola Industrial Park (Zaragoza), they offer assembly services and point-of-use delivery of chassis parts for the Figueruelas factory. In this location they have several production lines, some highly automated, with a team of more than 80 operators.

“The acquisition of the Valautomoción Group allows us to take a further step in our specialisation, in a sector as dynamic as the automotive sector, of which there is a large industry in Spain. For this reason, one of our main objectives is to continue giving it continuity, maintaining current volume rates, as well as contributing to the growth of its client portfolio”, according to Rhenus management sources.

Rhenus Automotive has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry and 67 branches globally, offering specialised solutions for the main automobile manufacturers, as well as their suppliers.

About Rhenus

The Rhenus Group is one of the leading logistics specialists with global business operations and annual turnover amounting to EUR 5.4 billion. 33,500 employees work at 820 business sites and develop innovative solutions along the complete supply chain. Whether providing transport, warehousing, customs clearance or value-added services, the family business pools its operations in various business units, where the needs of customers are the major focus at all times.

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