Rhenus comes to Canada with Rodair acquisition


Rhenus Group has established its own network in Canada with the acquisition of Toronto-headquartered logistics provider Rodair.

Rodair’s core business activities include international freight forwarding, project logistics, courier, warehousing and distribution, 3PL services and e-commerce solutions.

The company was founded in 1996 and has business sites in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.

One major focus lies in providing customs clearance including dedicated in-house teams in Toronto and Vancouver.

Customers mainly come from the fashion, retail, automotive, pharmaceutical and mining industries.

Jörn Schmersahl, CEO of Air and Ocean Americas says: “The acquisition of Rodair Group marks an important step for Rhenus in establishing a network in Canada. Rodair’s entrepreneurial and family oriented history and conviction to the same values will make an important contribution to the ongoing growth of the Rhenus Group.

“Combined with a strong focus on customer relations, we are gaining experienced employees with local expertise for the global operations of the Air & Ocean business unit at Rhenus Freight Logistics.”

Jeff Cullen, CEO of Rodair says: “Being integrated into the Rhenus Group enables us to become part of an entrepreneurial global enterprise with depth expertise and passion which offers us the best prospects for long-term and sustainable development. This investment in growth, people and technology also offers a wider range of individual opportunities to our employees and will also be for the benefit of our present and future customers.”