MAERSK on Tuesday (3 January) announced it had completed the US$61-million acquisition of the Danish project logistics specialist Martin Bencher Group.

Maersk regional managing director in Europe Karsten Kildahl said he was “thrilled” to welcome Martin Bencher to the company.

“With the addition of Martin Bencher, we are strengthening our ability to offer project logistics services to our global clients while providing a more comprehensive offering to a wide array of industries,” he said.

“As such, Martin Bencher really is an excellent fit to Maersk and our integrator strategy.”

Martin Bencher was founded in 1997.

Martin Bencher CEO Peter Thorsoe Jensen said the company was looking forward to becoming an integral part of Maersk.

“Our companies complement each other in so many ways, that we expect a seamless transition experience for both our colleagues and clients,” he said.

“Together, we can attain our full potential and will bring the scale, commitment, and capabilities to handle the entire logistics scope of work for clients around the world.”

Martin Bencher Group is headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark. It has a global presence through 31 offices in 23 countries with almost 170 employees.

Maersk’s deal to acquire the company was first announced in August last year.