Broekman Logistics strengthens position in Belgian market as supply chain specialist with acquisition of IPSEN Logistics’ freight forwarding activities.
Rotterdam, December 22nd 2020
Broekman Logistics, the global supply chain solutions provider, headquartered in Rotterdam with branches covering logistics hotspots in South-Asia and North-western & Central Europe, announces the acquisition of the Belgian activities of Freight Forwarder Ipsen Logistics. With this acquisition , Broekman Logistics further reinforces its market leadership in full supply chain solutions in the Benelux area.
Strengthening local footprint in the Belgian market
Following the acquisition of chemical warehousing activities in the Port of Antwerp, late 2018, Broekman Logistics further strengthens its position in the Belgian market by acquiring the freight forwarding activities of Ipsen Logistics. Ipsen Logistics is a full-service freight forwarding specialist with activities in key markets with top accounts served by Broekman Logistics alike: heavy lift and project cargo, chemical and pharma and industrial and construction machinery.
The team of seven freight forwarding specialists will be fully integrated in the Belgian organisation and start to operate under the Broekman Logistics flag as of December 21st, 2020
“This move seamlessly fits into our corporate strategy of market leadership in focused industries and strong presence in selected geographical areas”’, according to Rik Pek, Managing Director of Broekman Logistics. “Our global network of branches enables us to offer to Ipsen’s clients an extended range of services for their global supply chains, and partners will benefit of reliable services and a strong focus on operational excellence”.
“We are looking forward to become a part of Broekman Logistics”, adds Johan Proost, General Manager at Ipsen Logistics. “Broekman Logistics has shown to be an ambitious player in the Belgian market, and we have full confidence and trust that with a smooth and swift integration with the existing forwarding and warehousing activities in the Antwerp region, we can utilize the synergies that will arise”.
“The acquisition should be seen in the light of building on strong global partnerships, optimizing our Global Reach, and simultaneously strengthening our Personal Touch by expanding our local footprint in the Antwerp region. Rik Pek concludes: “We welcome the expertise and experience of the employees of Ipsen Belgium into our organisation and wish them a warm welcome”, with the renowned personal touch!”