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Olmar Closes Acquisition of Majority Shares of RP Logistics Oy

Second takeover since Olmar and PGGM joined forces in logistic port infrastructure investments in 2022

Pori, 21 December 2023 – Logistics infrastructure group Olmar Finland Oy has successfully acquired the majority of shares of RP Logistics Oy ( The acquisition, marking Olmar’s second major takeover since partnering with Dutch pension fund PGGM in logistic port infrastructure investments in 2022, was closed on December 19, 2023.

RP Logistics Oy and its subsidiaries, operating in the Hamina-Kotka and Nurmes areas, boasts a significant presence with a large fleet of handling equipment, warehouses, and extensive outside storage space, all managed by its dedicated workforce of around 100 employees. The company plays a pivotal role as a key service provider to sustainable forest product suppliers, including timber and pulp/paper. This strategic move aligns with Olmar’s commitment to contributing to circular building and reducing reliance on petroleum-based plastics.

Olmar is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the services provided to RP Logistics’ clients while prioritizing the decarbonization of port operations.

This acquisition will expand Olmar’s footprint, adding six locations in Hamina, Kotka, and Nurmes (Finland). Founder of RP Logistics, Petri Lempiäinen, will continue to be involved as an advisor, while Olmar Finland’s Managing Director, Timo Lehtinen, will take on expanded management responsibilities for RP Logistics’ operations and its employees, alongside managing the existing Pori operations in Mäntyluoto and Tahkoluoto.

Olmar focusses on investments in strategic port infrastructure which needs more sustainable processes as well as investments in digitisation and automation. Acquisitions are aimed at strengthening and extending logistic infrastructure which companies processing raw materials depend on. In 2022, the joint venture did its first takeover of port infrastructure in the Finnish city of Pori.

Olivier van Noort, co-managing partner at Olmar, expressed enthusiasm about the inclusion of RP Logistics in the Olmar Group, stating, “We look forward to including RP Logistics in our Olmar Group, together with the employees. A key focus will be on continuing to serve its clients and handle their sustainably harvested forest products. Similar to our Pori acquisitions last year, it is our intent to operate long term. And obviously, we are keen to expand our operations through acquisitions and developments in other geographies where strategic cargo flows are being handled.”

About Olmar:

Olmar was purposely created to (co-)own & operate strategic logistics assets in long-term partnerships serving the commodities industry, such as port terminals. The strategic aim of Olmar is to build and invest in a platform of high-quality maritime logistics assets with a low-risk profile, generating stable returns for its investors. Founded by managing partners Olivier van Noort and Martijn Snijder, together with key investor PGGM, Olmar has a perpetual investment horizon. For more information, visit and .

For media inquiries, please contact:

Timo Lehtinen
Olmar Finland Oy Managing Director
+358 40 6624496

Note: The information in this press release is accurate as of the date of issuance, and Olmar is not obligated to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein based on new information, future events, or otherwise.