Dachser take stake in Johnston's

09 May 2017

We heard this week that the International Logistics group Dachser [who operate three depots within Hazchem Network’s Infrastructure] have taken a majority stake in Johnston Logistics, who manage Hazchem Network’s Southern Irish Logistics [with operating centres in Dublin, Limerick and Cork].

"In Johnston Logistics, we’ve acquired a well-established family company that we’ve worked with and trusted for a long time, and we see this investment as an exciting opportunity to further enhance our all-important European network."

Michael Schilling

Chief Operating Officer

Dachser Road Logistics

Albert Johnston will remain a shareholder and Managing Director of Dachser’s new subsidiary in Ireland.

"Ireland’s tremendous economic growth makes it a key logistics region. This purchase allows us to offer our customers the entire range of high-quality services that DACHSER is renowned for."

Wolfgang Reine

Managing Director

Dachser European Logistics [North-Central Europe]

The brothers Albert and Ivan Johnston founded Johnston Logistics in 1979. It has become one of the key logistics players in Ireland. This company focuses on the Irish market, but also serves the UK. Johnston Logistics has three locations in Ireland: Rathcoole near Dublin, Cork, and Limerick as well as links to Great Britain via longstanding membership with Hazchem Network Rugby.

The company employs 150 people; its warehouse and operations facilities as well as office space span nearly 40,000 square meters (430,000 square feet). In addition to classic groupage services, Johnston Logistics specializes in shipments of dangerous goods and warehousing services for customers in the following industries: chemical, pharmaceuticals, hardware, plastics, and packaging. Johnston Logistics generated EUR 24 million of revenue in 2016.

To see what logistics support Johnston Logistics can provide your operation, click here or contact Niall Hickey [Sales and Marketing Manager] direct –

Johnston Logistics Limited

Blackchurch Business Park,


County Dublin

D24 C796


Tel: 00 353 1 4013333

Fax: 00 353 1 4588261

E-Mail: NiallH@jol.ie 

Read More from the Irish Times HERE

Read More from Dachser HERE

For details on Hazchem Network’s Irish Operations [North and South] and IMO / IMDG shipping information, Click Here to read / download March / April 2015 Truck and Track Magazine article "Safe Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Sea".