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Passion, ambition and progress
A rich history

Passion, ambition and progress

Van den Bosch has a rich history. It’s a story we’re proud of. Founded in 1964 by Ad van den Bosch with one single truck, the organisation has grown to become an authority in bulk logistics. It has grown thanks to our shared passion for the profession, our ambition and our progressive way of thinking. And one thing has never changed in all those years: Van den Bosch only wants to go one way: forward. From road transport to intermodal. From Erp to Europe, Africa and the Middle East. And from bulk transport to smart innovations and promising concepts.

Discover our story:

1964

1964

Ad van den Bosch laid the foundation for Van den Bosch in 1964. With one single truck, he started his company from Erp, the Netherlands. In the early years Ad mainly transported bagged goods. Over the years, the company has grown into an international transport company, specialised in bulk transport.

1964

1964

Ad's first vehicle park

1971

1971

Opening of the garage in Erp

1974

1974

Expansion of the tank and silo fleet

1975

1975

Opening of washing station in Erp

1982

1982

The 100th Volvo is delivered with a fanfare

1983

1983

Opening of the bodyshop in Erp

1986

1986

Opening of cleaning station in Erp

1987

1987

Purchase of the first tank containers

1987

1987

Delivery of the 200th Volvo

1990

1990

Opening of the Amsterdam branch

1990

1990

Peter van den Bosch heads up the chemicals department in Amsterdam

1992

1992

Expansion of the Erp site

1994

1994

The first foreign branch in Salzgitter, Germany

1996

1996

Acquisition of De Meulemeester in Tielt, Belgium

1998

1998

Peter takes over the company from his father Ad van den Bosch

1998

1998

The 500th truck: an American Kenworth

1998

1998

Start of the transhipment terminal in Bergen op Zoom

1998

1998

Ad van den Bosch receives a royal decoration

2003

2003

Acquisition of Jumbotainers in Rotterdam

2004

2004

Construction of the new head office in Erp

2004

2004

England branch opened

2006

2006

Acquisition of Silo-Tank in Austria and Hungary

2007

2007

Opening of the Van den Bosch Academy in Erp

2011

2011

Intermodal outstrips road transport for the first time

2013

2013

Opening of the Van den Bosch Experience in Erp

2014

2014

Van den Bosch celebrates its 50 year anniversary

2014

2014

Acquisition of Nijhoff-Wassink dry bulk activities

2015

2015

Opening of the Dubai office

2015

2015

Expansion of container depot at Europoort

2016

2016

Tank Cleaning Tema, Ghana, started

2017

2017

Rico Daandels becomes CEO

2018

2018

Acquisition of Broekema Bulk

2019

2019

FreightInsight customer portal launched

2020

2020

Acquisition of Willis Larsson Transport in Sweden

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