Rainer Rohtla becomes new CEO of Via 3L Group
Rainer Rohtla will be appointed the new CEO of Via 3L OÜ, the parent company of Via 3L, a leading logistics company in the Baltics, to manage the companies in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania under the Via 3L brand.
In the logistics sector, Rohtla boasts an experience of over 15 years, of which recent 10 years in the logistics company DPD Eesti AS. Since 2016, Rohtla was the company’s Managing Director.
According to Alger Närska, Member of the Management Board of Via 3L’s parent company JNG Investments OÜ, for some time the owners have had plans to merge the companies into one group under the Via 3L brand, but needed a manager who has international management experience in the logistics sector. “Rainer has an extensive management experience in the logistics sector and suitable education. He is one of the strongest managers in the logistics sector and we are happy to welcome him in our team. As the result of the reorganization of Via 3L Group, the group’s parent company will be Via 3L OÜ, which owns all subsidiaries in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Kalle Jaarman and Rünno Kaiva, so far Members of the Management Board of Via 3L OÜ, will continue to work in the executive management of Via 3L OÜ,” said Närska.
According to Närska, the purpose of the change is to simplify and strengthen the management of companies across borders and to ensure the provision of unified professional service in all Baltic countries.
As part of a longer-term strategy, JNG Investments OÜ will change the management structure of its logistics business line. Via 3L OÜ, based in Estonia, becomes the parent company of the logistics business. The unified structure of Via3L OÜ will include all companies under the Via3L brand – Via3L Spedition OÜ, Via 3L Latvia and Via 3L Lietuva.
According to Rainer Rohtla, Via 3L is a well-known trademark in the Baltics and a reputable provider of 3PL services. “I’m happy to join a professional team and a company with great history. I fully welcome the owners’ intention to consolidate Via 3L into a single group, which provides an opportunity to grow even stronger and regard the Baltics as a single market. In today’s globalized world, a successful company is one who can go along with change and create added value by applying modern technologies and solutions. Innovation is and will be even stronger one of core values of Via 3L Group in the future. We are an unified gateway to the Baltics, to contribute to the development of local businesses, and all Via 3L’s current and future customers can trust our services equally in all countries,” said Rohtla.
Today Via 3L serves several well-known manufacturers and distributors in various countries. In the previous financial year, the consolidated turnover of the companies was 74 million euros.
Via 3L is owned by JNG Investments OÜ group, which connects companies in the Baltic states and Finland. The Group employs over 500 people. In the previous financial year, the consolidated turnover of JNG Investments OÜ amounted to 142 million euros.
The Group’s core business is divided into two business areas – sales and marketing service, represented by the trademark “Jungent” and logistics (warehousing and distribution logistics, international transport), provided under the trademark Via 3L.
Via 3L Group services are mainly purchased by international or local food and consumer goods producers who need in the supply chain different support services for their products, local warehousing and distribution logistics service or international transportation partner in the region.