Scandinavian Biogas has acquired logistics service company Ekdalens Biotransporter, a market leader in the transport of organic material to and from biogas facilities in southern Sweden.
The acquisition forms part of Scandinavian Biogas’ strategy to achieve greater integration across the entire value chain, from organic waste to produced biogas and bio-fertiliser, and the capacity to offer a comprehensive transport service to the biogas industry.
“Biogas production is a growing industrial sector, and reliable substrate suppliers are absolutely crucial for the biogas industry,” said Matti Vikkula, CEO of Scandinavian Biogas.
“Biogas producers, therefore, need a strong logistics partner with a high level of expertise. Ekdalens Biotransporter matches this description perfectly. The company’s expertise will be important and advantageous for the entire biogas industry in Sweden, as well as for Scandinavian Biogas’s future growth projects, including the one we are pursuing with farmers in Mönsterås Municipality.”
Ekdalens Biotransporter, headquartered in Helsingborg, was founded in 2005 by Ulf Wäktare, the current CEO and owner. Wäktare will continue as the firm’s operations manager will join the management team of Scandinavian Biogas’s Swedish operations.
“Ekdalens Biotransporter has grown rapidly since I started the business 15 years ago,” said Wäktare. “I see Scandinavian Biogas’s acquisition of the company as an important confirmation that this undertaking was entirely right.
“I look forward to becoming part of Scandinavian Biogas and working together to ensure the continued development of biogas production in Sweden.
“As supplier of substrate for Scandinavian Biogas’s plant at Södertörn, we have a well-established long-term relationship.”
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