The title of this preface is 'Looking beyond'. Before we can look beyond, it is important to give a brief retrospect of where we came from as a company and where we are today. 2021 was a turbulent year for us. The Covid-19 pandemic caused disruption for the entire logistics industry, as it did for us. Also in 2021, a new board took office at Broekman Logistics and we refined our strategy to answer current and future demands from our clients and the market.
Looking back at 2021, we can conclude that, despite the challenging conditions, we as Broekman ensured strong sales growth together. We achieved strong EBITDA results in two of our three divisions last year. Our Forwarding & Shipping division saw spectacular growth in sales. The Breakbulk Terminals division provided a stable contribution and our Warehousing & Distribution division aims for further recovery in 2022.
Also, the building of a new 60.000 m2 site in Weert has begun. With this brand new location, the capacity for end-assembly and manufacturing work will be doubled. From 2023 onwards, current clients’ growth and new clients’ business will be served from the existing warehouse facilities in Rotterdam, Born and Venlo. This too will lead to further growth in turnover and results.
After a year of absence, several great events were able to take place again, such as our annual customer event the Taste of Summer. Next to this, we organized a fantastic family day at our Broekman Project Services terminal and we joined the Harbour Run, the Harbour Tour and off course the World Port Days.
We hereby proudly present to you our fourth in a row company-wide Sustainability report. We will continue to take important steps in the field of sustainability. We want to invite you, as our clients, business partners, suppliers and other contacts in this essential dialogue. Together we can look beyond and make significant progress towards a sustainable future.
Rik Pek (CEO) & Nicolas Parey (CFO)
Our global team of dedicated supply chain professionals
Today’s success and position in international markets would not have been achieved without the right people, leadership and culture. Logistics is a people’s business, hence people are our most valuable resource. By continuous development of our employees and by applying the highest health and safety norms, we ensure that our people are fully equipped to unburden the needs of our clients.
Working at Broekman Logistics means working in a dynamic and international environment, in which we make a difference for our clients, who entrust us with their products and the management of their supply chain. By acting as one global team, with our unlimited entrepreneurial mindset and our impact and solution-driven mentality, we can look beyond in today’s ever complex world.