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Lexzau, Scharbau GmbH & Co. KG has acquired Grupo Empresarial Coltrans S.A.S.

For more than 30 years, Grupo Empresarial Coltrans S.A.S has been part of Leschaco Group’s agent network. With this acquisition, Coltrans becomes part of the group.

Leschaco Group was founded under the name Lexzau, Scharbau by Wilhelm Lexzau and Julius Scharbau in Hamburg, Germany, in 1879. It is a traditional, owner-managed logistics service provider offering intercontinental logistics solutions for sea and air freight as well as contract logistics and tank container operations. As a proven partner for leading companies in the plant construction and mechanical engineering, automotive, chemical and related industries, producers of consumer goods and pharmaceuticals sectors, Leschaco offers comprehensive logistics solutions from one single source. Its globally standardized IT environment guarantees the required high process transparency. Today, the group is represented in 24 countries worldwide and supported by a carefully selected network of agents. The company insists on a sustainable business development and is headquartered in Bremen.

Grupo Empresarial Coltrans S.A.S. started its operations in 1988 and is today one of the leading local logistics companies in the Colombian market. The group provides global logistics services, including import and export in different transport modes, as well as customs clearance, warehousing and intermodal transportation. Headquartered in Bogotá, the company also operates offices in the logistics strongholds of Medellín, Cali, Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Pereira, Buenaventura, Cartagena and Ipiales.

Oaklins’ teams in Germany and Colombia advised Lexzau, Scharbau GmbH & Co. KG on the acquisition of Grupo Empresarial Coltrans S.A.S.

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“With its international and very experienced team, Oaklins enabled us to be present in Bremen and at the target locations in Colombia at the same time. We appreciate this expertise because Leschaco is also a truly international company. The well-coordinated team supported us very professionally throughout the entire process, helping us navigate the complexity of this transaction across borders.”

Constantin Conrad

CDO and Managing Partner, Leschaco Group

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 Karsten  Maschler

Karsten Maschler

Managing Director
Hamburg, Germany
Oaklins Germany
 Juan Pablo  Bayter

Juan Pablo Bayter

Partner
Bogotá, Colombia
Oaklins Axia
 Felix  Daetz

Felix Daetz

Associate
Hamburg, Germany
Oaklins Germany

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