Kolb Moerdijk outsources internal logistics and reduces transportation costs


Interview with mr. Niels Wessel, site controller of Kolb Moerdijk by Marcel te Lindert Almost fifty years ago dr. Werner Kolb founded a company in the village of Hedingen. When the production plant got too big for this small village in Switzerland, Kolb started looking for a second location in the EU. That resulted in...

BIS Industrial Services benefits from consolidation in Roosendaal


An interview with mr. Niko van Ruitenburg, director of BIS Industrial Services by Marcel te Lindert Whether it is a chemical plant, oil refinery or steelworks: if they need any scaffolding, they call BIS Industrial Services. BIS provides scaffolding for large industrial sites mainly near Rotterdam, Moerdijk and Antwerp. Industrial insulation, rope access, coating, heat...

Optimal logistics for new Bakkersland Distribution Centre


An interview with Mr Gabriël van der Graaf, Logistics Manager Bake-Off for Bakkersland by Tjaart Theron Bakkersland is a Dutch bakery company that has grown out of a number of family bakeries. Apart from fresh bread every day and a complete assortment of bake-off products for retailers, shops and homes Bakkersland also delivers pastry to...

Domino’s Pizza is ready to open new stores


An interview with mr. Richard de Gruijter, CFO Europe Operations of Domino’s Pizza by Marcel te Lindert The first Dutch store of Domino’s Pizza was opened in 1989. Two decades later there are over 130 stores in The Netherlands and Belgium where people can choose from a simple Margaritha to a Perfect Pepperoni. All...

Groenewout enables management of Mid Ocean Brands to take valuable decisions


An interview with Mr Stephen Gibson, Senior Director Operations for Mid Ocean Brands by Tjaart Theron Mid Ocean Brands (MOB) is one of the leading promotional product wholesalers, selling a wide range of products including pens, mugs, bags USB stick, etcs. MOB represents a merger of several trading companies and has a focus on...

New Distribution Centre creates strategic benefits for Antalis


An interview with Mr. Pim Stolwijk, Director Operations Antalis Netherlands by Tjaart Theron. Antalis is the largest European group in the distribution of communications support materials (Print & Office Paper, Visual Communication & Packaging) with more than 230,000 customers — from printers and resellers to large companies and communication agencies — in some 53...

Groenewout helps V&D to design a new Distribution Strategy


An interview with Mr Olav Vissers, Senior Manager Logistics for V&D Warenhuizen B.V. by Tjaart Theron V&D asked Groenewout for assistance with regard to the realization of a Central Distribution Centre for the company. V&D is a Dutch chain of department stores founded in 1887, which now has more than 60 branches throughout the Netherlands....

New warehouse improves Sandvik’s customer services in Benelux and Germany


An interview with Mr. Mathias Johansson, project manager at Sandvik Material Technology in Sweden by Tjaart Theron ‘Sandvik had two warehouses in the Netherlands, one in Schiedam and one in Venlo,’ Johansson explains. ‘The product group Fittings & Flanges had to be moved to Venlo, where 4,000 m2 of the 12,000 m2 was reserved for...

New DSV Solutions mega distribution centre in Venlo


An interview with Mark Steegh, project manager for DSV Solutions by Tjaart Theron DSV Solutions – a division of DSV, the global supplier of transport and logistics services - supplies logistics services from their warehousing and distribution centres in the Netherlands. A few years ago, DSV Solutions (previously DFDS Transport and Frans Maas) decided to...

New European Distribution Centre for Hollister


An interview with Mr Hugh Berry, European Logistics Manager, Hollister by Tjaart Theron. Early in 2007, Hollister - an independently-owned global company that develops, manufactures and markets healthcare products and services in more than 90 countries – took a decision to develop a new European Distribution Centre in the southern part of the Netherlands....