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Rhenus: A serious challenger on the Norwegian market

The Rhenus Group is serious about their investment in Norway. The amount of assignments is increasing and the company expects further growth in 2023.

Since the start-up at Sjølyst in February 2022, the office has been staffed with skilled and experienced industry professionals. “We recently landed a major transport and logistics agreement with Morrow Batteries ASA in Arendal and are challenging the Norwegian logistics market. We envision ourselves increasing our market share in 2023,” says Bent Thomasen. He is the Managing Director of Rhenus Logistics Norway AS. During the first year, Rhenus employed 14 logistics experts who specialise in air and sea freight, offshore, project logistics and support the healthcare, mining, relief and relief service sectors, renewable energy and fresh produce.

Personal contact

“As a customer, you have the same contact person throughout the entire supply chain process from the time your goods are picked up until the shipment is completed. We believe that it is "a people's business", which means that you as a customer will have a dedicated key account manager to deal with. You don't have to deal with a call centre. You call your own contact at Rhenus directly, and you will get an answer,” he elaborates.

Worldwide infrastructure

Rhenus offers all services for the automotive industry to contract logistics, warehousing, outsourcing, planning and customs clearance. Rhenus Logistics provides customers with more than just standardised solutions. “We tailor our logistics products to meet the specific requirements of the customers' supply chains,” says Thomasen. “The acquisition of the logistics centers of DKI in Denmark is a clear expression that Rhenus Logistics is about to succeed with its venture in Norway and the Nordics,” he points out. With "next day delivery" to 500 million consumers in Europe and a well-developed road, air and sea infrastructure, our footprint in Denmark gives our customers great opportunities in the Nordics and international warehouse and e-commerce logistics. Today, Rhenus has more than 120 large logistics centers all over the world with several million square meters of storage space.

Sustainability - The Rhenus Way

“Our solutions are adapted to the customers' needs, and the quality of this relationship is for us the very key to a successful mission. We are talking about "The Rhenus Way",” says Thomasen. Logistics is about delivering within the agreed time and to the right place. In addition, the Rhenus Group has set itself the goal of being climate neutral by 2045. “As a supplier of logistics services, we are fully aware that we have to make a big effort to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Offering more sustainable solutions are constantly at the forefront of our minds. We have committed ourselves to achieving this goal,” concludes Bent Thomasen.


About Rhenus

The Rhenus Group is one of the leading logistics specialists with global business operations and annual turnover amounting to EUR 7.0 billion. 37,500 employees work at 970 business sites and develop innovative solutions along the complete supply chain. Whether providing transport, warehousing, customs clearance or value-added services, the family-owned business pools its operations in various business units where the needs of customers are the major focus at all times.


About Rhenus in Norway

Rhenus Logistics Norway AS entered the Nordic market in 2022. Bent Thomasen is managing director and heads the department with currently 14 employees in Oslo. Rhenus Group is serious about its investment in Scandinavia. The presence in Oslo contributes to an expansion into new markets and brings Rhenus even closer to customers. This ensures further customer growth in addition to the already close ties to the company's locations in Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain and Ireland. The Oslo branch offers services within air and sea freight, delivery of offshore platforms, project logistics and logistics support within healthcare, mining, relief and relief services, renewable energy and fresh produce.