Takeover of Broekema Bulk by Van den Bosch

May 8, 2018 – Van den Bosch Transporten is taking over Broekema Bulk (Nederweert, NL) per July 1, 2018. This has been agreed by CEO Rico Daandels of Van den Bosch Transporten and Director Dirk Broekema of Broekema Bulk. 

Just like Van den Bosch Transporten, Broekema Bulk is specialized in road and intermodal bulk transport. Where Van den Bosch Transporten is active in both dry and liquid bulk transport, Broekema Bulk focuses on dry bulk transport, especially feed, minerals, petrochemical products and dedicated food. The work area covers the Benelux, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain.

Expansion dry bulk activities

“With the takeover of Broekema Bulk, we aim to further expand our dry bulk activities in Europe”, CEO Rico Daandels explains. “Both the work area and the fleet of Broekema are in line with our activities and strategy. We want to further strengthen our position as a top 10 bulk transport company in Europe, especially in the United Kingdom, where Broekema has acquired a strong position.” 

Transport with pressurized containers

The dry bulk division already counts more than thousand silo trailers and silo containers, mainly pressurized silo containers. With the takeover, Van den Bosch Transporten will extend the fleet with modern silo trailers and 40FT pressurized silo containers. Daandels: “Van den Bosch has developed into a leading company in the transport of dry bulk products with pressurized containers. With this investment, we further extend both our fleet and our network in this specific segment, the focus being on the extension of our activities in the United Kingdom.”

Continuation of activities

The business activities of Broekema Bulk will be continued from the head office of Van den Bosch Transporten in Erp, the Netherlands, where the employees of Broekema Bulk will start as of July 1, 2018. Dirk Broekema will continue to be the contact person for the customers of Broekema Bulk. He is enthusiastic about the takeover: “Van den Bosch has acquired a strong position in European logistics. Our customers will benefit from this extensive intermodal transport network. Next to that, Van den Bosch also has the expertise in liquid bulk transport. Moreover, the takeover results in extra capacity and a wide package of additional logistic services, such as on site logistics and connectivity solutions.”


Rico Daandels and Dirk Broekema