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Ruscon buys Russian logistics firm SLG-Operating

LBR Staff Writer Published 16 February 2017

Container transport company Ruscon has acquired Russian logistics firm Smart Logistics Group-Operating (SLG-Operating).

SLG-Operating provides warehouse and logistics services to a range of customers such as Microsoft, Pepsi, Danone, Castorama, Kimberly-Clark, Haier, Cargill and others.

Ruscon CEO Vladimir Bychkov said: This acquisition is a significant step for our business into the wider logistics market.

“SLG-Operating has unique expertise in operating A­-class warehouse complexes and is a well-known brand at the logistics sector. It is a valuable addition to our group.”

SLG-Operating includes a 60,000ft² of metre complex at Chekhov city, near Moscow. It can handle more than 85,000 pallets, including climate-controlled sections.

The acquisition will allow Ruscon to expand its business services in the transport and logistics sector, helping to better meet the import and export market needs of Russia.

Since 1995, Ruscon has been providing services in the Russian container market.

Ruscon is part of Delo, which is one of Russia’s largest transport holding companies that also owns multiple terminal assets in the port of Novorossiysk.

Ruscom group includes seven companies in different fields of container shipping, which monitors agency, logistics and terminal operations.

The group also provides services in neighbouring CIS countries and overseas, in addition to all major container ports and provinces of Russia.

Image: Ruscon has acquired logistics company SLG-Operating. Photo: courtesy of stockimages / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.