Heppner to acquire Swiss Group Safram with operations in Switzerland, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Hungary
31 January 2022 – Heppner announces the acquisition of the Swiss Group SAFRAM. This acquisition forms part of Heppner’s international growth and business diversification strategy with the integration of expertise in dangerous goods transport and logistics.
With operations in Switzerland, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Hungary, SAFRAM has 60,000 m2 of warehouse space, of which 25,000 m2 comply with Seveso requirements or equivalent. Founded in 1965, SAFRAM is an international transport company with headquarters in Switzerland; it serves industrial and commercial enterprises looking for a quality logistics service. With sales totaling 90 million Swiss francs in 2020, the Group currently has 400 employees. SAFRAM is an acknowledged player in the dangerous goods segment.
Heppner is a specialist creator of transport and logistics solutions and an independent leader in international transport from and to France. This acquisition will support and broaden Heppner’s distribution capacity in Europe.
Walder Wyss advised Safram and its shareholders in the transaction. The team was led by Patrick W. Vogel (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and included, Alexander Sorton (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Fouad G. Sayegh (Partner, Tax).