Rhenus has enhanced its business activities in the Benelux region by initially taking over 80.0% of the Belgian logistics company, Wijnands Bulk Care, at the beginning of October 2021. Rhenus plans to boost its presence in the Benelux market by integrating the Wijnands business sites into its network.
Rhenus and Wijnands will mainly transport bulk goods and break-bulk cargo in future. Rhenus hopes its existing business operations in this region will be complemented by the experience that Wijnands is said to have gained there during several decades.
“Alongside its enormous regional expertise, Wijnands primarily contributes its vehicles, which are equipped with a unique refrigeration and tipper body facility,” says Thomas Maassen, Managing Director of Rhenus Transport, explaining the development. This truck equipment guarantees a special product mix in this segment.
Wijnands Bulk Care, which was originally founded in 1934, mainly provides transport services within western Europe from its headquarters in the Belgian town of Lanaken. The management team centred around Harold Wijnands will be complemented by Sascha Hähnke, Managing Director of Rhenus Transport. In the meantime, Miranda Frederiks-Wijnands is withdrawing from the company’s management.
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