SA-TU Logistics

Customs Support expands European footprint to the Nordics with the acquisition of SA-TU Logistics in Finland

Kelsey Vierkant

13/12/2021

Marketing Officer

Customs Support, the #1 neutral and digital partner for customs declarations in Europe, announces the acquisition of SA-TU Logistics Oy. The commitment of Customs Support to being in close presence to its clients is hereby strengthened. This acquisition marks Customs Support’s ambition to become the leading customs partner for clients across Europe. 

Founded in 1987, SA-TU is a highly experienced and digital provider of customs clearance and related services for the Finnish market. Next to customs documents SA-TU is offering tailored advice on customs procedures, VAT calculations for import and real-time monitoring. SA-TU can create electronic customs clearances at all border-crossing points in Finland. Additionally, SA-TU successfully provides cargo handling and transportation services to its customers in Finland. By making tens of thousands of electronic customs clearance declarations annually SA-TU is a great fit with Customs Support.   

“By joining Customs Support we are able to benefit from the knowledge and experience of a dedicated customs broker with a well-thought digital approach to the market. Our visions are fundamentally aligned and being part of a European customs platform will improve the value proposition to our clients as well as Customs Support’s clients. We are looking forward to the collaboration!” 

- Tero Melasniemi, Vice President of  SA-TU Logistics Oy. 

“We are excited about entering the Nordics as a next step in our strategic expansion. With SA-TU joining the Customs Support family we are not only entering the Northern part of Europe, but we are also expanding our digital footprint and we can offer our clients more extensive customs services. This acquisition marks a big step in our ambition in becoming the #1 digital customs broker in Europe. We believe that the clients of both companies will benefit substantially from SA-TU joining the Customs Support family.” 

- Frank Weermeijer, CEO of Customs Support Group 

About Customs Support Group

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Customs Support Group is Europe’s leading independent, digital and neutral provider of customs services employing >1,000 dedicated customs professionals serving over 12,000 customers annually. Through our extensive service offering and digital capability, we consistently support our customers in maximising regulatory compliance, achieving operational efficiencies, import duty optimisation, duty planning, and ongoing development for a constantly shifting customs landscape. 

In addition to traditional brokerage and digital services, Customs Support Group offers customs consulting and gas measurement services. The company is currently active in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Poland, Italy, and Switzerland. 

In Europe, Customs Support Group serves many cross-border clients in several industries such as automotive, food and beverage, and many more. Customs Support is the frontrunner in digital customs and invests substantially in the digitalisation of the customs process. 

For more information, please visit https://www.customssupport.com/ 

About Castik Capital

Castik Capital S.à r.l. (“Castik Capital”) manages investments in private equity. Castik Capital is a European Private Equity firm, acquiring significant ownership positions in European private and public companies, where long-term value can be generated through active partnerships with management teams. 
Founded in 2014, Castik Capital is based in Luxembourg and focuses on identifying and developing investment opportunities across Europe. Investments are made by the Luxembourg-based fund, EPIC II SLP. The advisor to Castik Capital S.à r.l. is Castik Capital Partners GmbH, based in Munich. 

If you are the owner of a customs brokerage, gas measurement or other related services business and would like to know more about the possibilities of your business joining Customs Support, please contact Sebastian Ootjers – Director M&A and Corporate Development at sebastian.ootjers@customssupport.com

If you have any questions, please refer to our Communication department at marketing@customssupport.com