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GEODIS acquires trans-o-flex with legal advice from Wolf Theiss

Vienna, 22 March 2023 – Transport and logistics company GEODIS S.A. relied on legal advice of Wolf Theiss in connection with its acquisition of logistics service provider trans-o-flex, which specializes in the temperature-controlled transport of pharmaceutical and high-tech products.

Wolf Theiss supported GEODIS on all Austrian law aspects of the transaction.

The team was led by Florian Kusznier (Co-Head & Partner, Corporate/M&A) and Martina Edlinger (Senior Associate, Corporate/M&A), who were further supported by Klemens Kendler and Carolina Brunnmayr (both Associates, Corporate/M&A), Magdalena Ziembicka (Senior Associate, Employment), Paulina Pomorski (Senior Associate, IP & TMT), Pascal Gstöttner (Associate, IP & TMT) and Dominik Engel (Associate, Regulatory).

Dentons (Düsseldorf/Frankfurt/Berlin/Paris) acted as lead counsel to GEODIS (lead partner Dr. Michael Krömker, Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf; client partner Catherine Joffroy, Corporate, Paris).


GEODIS, wholly owned by the French railway company SNCF, is a leading global transportation and logistics services provider active in five business segments (supply chain optimization, freight forwarding, contract logistics, distribution and express, and road transport) on all continents. The company is present in 67 countries with offices and has a global network spanning 168 countries. GEODIS ranks first in France, sixth in Europe and seventh worldwide among logistics service providers. In 2022, GEODIS had more than 40,000 employees and generated sales of EUR 8.4 billion.

About trans-o-flex

Founded in 1971, trans-o-flex operates Germany’s largest temperature-controlled distribution network specializing in healthcare, handling both parcels and pallets. The company has recently expanded its activity in Austria, which offers opportunities for further development. Trans-o-flex employs around 2,000 people across 77 hubs and local agencies which enable the company to offer express logistics solutions.

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