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Thermotraffic expands its European logistics network

By taking over the British company Strowmar, Thermotraffic intends to grow further in the UK

Rotterdam – September 25, 2014 – Thermotraffic Holland B.V., member of the international logistics group for temperature-controlled transports Thermotraffic, takes over the business of British Strowmar Limited, a company based in Hornchurch close to London. By taking over Strowmar’s business, Thermotraffic intends to increase its seaport logistics activities and grow further in the UK. The costs for this takeover amount to about a million Euros.

On September 25, the logistics business domains of Strowmar Limited are supposed to change over to the newly established Thermotraffic Strowmar Limited. Martin Evans, founder and so far sole owner of Strowmar Limited, is going to be manager of the new company for the next two years to guarantee a smooth transition. Rob Haesakkers, managing director of Thermotraffic Holland B.V., will be appointed as managing director. Existing employments are not threatened by this transaction as all employees will be taken over by the new company.

“Strowmar Limited’s portfolio fits Thermotraffic’s growth strategy perfectly“, Rob Haesakkers explains. “Strowmar’s long-term experience in vet and custom clearance is especially important to Thermotraffic“. Strowmar’s close proximity and connectivity to all important English harbors and their experience in imports and exports of foods of animal origin to/from the EU and third countries, are very advantageous. “Expanding these activities is an important part of Thermotraffic’s strategy “, Haesakkers says. “By taking over Strowmar Limited, Thermotraffic Holland alone increases its clearance business by 10 percent“. Furthermore, Strowmar’s business is expected to be easily integrated in existing Thermotraffic activities.

By expanding their service portfolio in the UK as far as seaport logistics are concerned and by taking over existing structures, Thermotraffic intends to strengthen its position as specialist in temperature-controlled transports and seaport logistics in Europe.

About the Thermotraffic group:
The Thermotraffic group comprises Thermotraffic GmbH, based in Versmold/Westphalia and Thermotraffic Holland BV, based in Rotterdam. Thermotraffic has operated since 1984 as one of the leading logistics specialists for temperature-controlled transports worldwide. Thermotraffic has extensive expertise in complex services and offers its customers solution-oriented services. In the foodstuffs and pharmaceutical sectors in particular it develops and realizes all-round custom solutions for cool-chain logistics. Its dynamic and flexible team develops smart logistics solutions for industrial and commercial clients, helping them to become even more successful in their respective markets. Thermotraffic’s range of services covers domestic and international overland transports, ocean freight, seaport logistics, cold storage logistics, air freight transport, pharmaceuticals logistics, contract logistics and specialized transports.

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