Two Dutch family businesses join forces.
Rotterdam, November 30, 2018
Logistics service provider Neele-Vat reached an agreement today on the acquisition of family business Oostvogels in Breda (NL) and Meer (B). With this acquisition, Neele-Vat strengthens its position in distribution, storage and packaging in the food, feed and chemical industry. In addition, there will be an extra storage capacity of 70,000 m2, including silo storage for dry and liquid bulk.
Oostvogels, with 165 employees, continues to operate within the Neele-Vat group under its own name. Its management remains active and the takeover will have no consequences for the employees. Edwin and Claudia Oostvogels: « Together with Neele-Vat we can facilitate our clients better in their growth and anticipate innovatively, such as digitization and sustainability. From our side we expect to be able to offer Neele-Vat an added value through our strategic location, packaging options and our solid base in the feed, food and chemicals industry « .
At the same time, with this transaction we are implementing to guarantee the continuity of our family business that we have built up together with our employees for several generations. Our relations and employees are in good hands with Neele-Vat. It is a strong and healthy family business that invests in innovation and logistics solutions « .
Cuno Vat: « The activities of Neele-Vat and Oostvogels complement each other well. Now we can offer our customers an even broader service. In a tight market, we are adding capacity for distribution, warehousing and silo storage. Furthermore, we gain knowledge about activities such as filling and packaging. Our customers can expect an even more added value.
Because of their location in Hazeldonk and Meer, we are able to serve customers in the south of the Benelux and customers who deliver their goods via Antwerp better. «