Peak Group, in a joint investment with deugro group, is creating a new project forwarding company, K2 Project Forwarding AS, to serve Norway-based clients with combined freight forwarding services with deugro’s global logistics solutions.
“We aim to offer the Norwegian project market a dedicated, highly qualified, and independent project freight forwarder, and we have the ambition to make a difference in the Norwegian forwarding market,” said Didrik T. Martens, chairman of Peak Group.
Leif Arne Strømmen, who has been appointed CEO of K2. He has extensive knowledge in the freight forwarding industry, most recently serving as vice president innovation/project Logistics for G2 Ocean, after nearly a decade with Kuehne+Nagel. Hi positions have focused on innovation, projects, oil and gas, and marine logistics.
“Leif Arne Strømmen has achieved significant results in his previous positions and will contribute strongly to the development of K2 Project Forwarding AS,” said Jan-Petter Slethaug, CEO, Peak Group.
K2 boasts the company’s strong combination of industry and subject matter experts and its international presence, which enables it to deal with business opportunities locally and in real time to ensure safe and on-time delivery of clients’ cargo.
The close cooperation between Peak and deugro gives clients access to combined services and international network, including deugro group’s IT systems such as the CargoWise transport management system and deugro visiotrack, a Web-based supply chain management system providing clients 24/7 global access to all cargo information and documentation needed for smooth work processes, ensuring visible, real -time logistics data.
“We are happy to enter into this partnership, as we have found the right partner and the right individuals in Peak Group and K2 in Norway,” said Thomas C. Press, CEO and owner, deugro group.
“This is the next milestone in a very important and future -orientated market where we are going to combine local excellence and experiences with global competences and strengths in project freight forwarding,” added Klaus Strahmann, senior executive vice president, deugro group.
Peak Group was established in 2005, and has focused on Norwegian shipping, transport and maritime engineering. It employed 156 people with offices in Bergen and Oslo, Norway; Delfzijl, Netherlands; and Hamburg, Germany, The company achieved turnover of NOK600 million in 2020.
Freight forwarder deugro focuses on turnkey logistics solutions for industrial projects. The family-owned business was founded in 1924 in Frankfurt am Main and has 70 owned offices in more than 40 countries.
deugro belongs to the deugro group, which is comprised of four independent companies: project forwarder deugro; dship, a global ocean transport provider; dteq, a tansport engineering services provider; and dhaulage, which focuses on specialized transportation assets.