The Van der Vlist Transport Group has completed its plans to develop the land which it recently acquired on the Schelluinen-West Business Park. By the end of this year several of the heavy transport company’s business units will be moving to the new location. The reason for this is that Van der Vlist is continuing to grow, leading to the acquisition of more equipment and additional staff, which requires more space than the company currently possesses.
With the purchase of the land at Schelluinen-West, the Van der Vlist Transport Group is ready for the future. “We have now purchased 20,000 m² of land, but we also intend to expand by purchasing an additional two hectares on the west side”, commented Anton Stam, Managing Director of Van der Vlist Schelluinen. The company is building temporary accommodation for the following business units: Van der Vlist Special and Heavy Transport, Van der Vlist Modular Transport and Van der Vlist Logistics. These business units are expected to move to the new site in the second half of December. The repair and maintenance of equipment will for the time being continue to take place at Groot-Ammers, but the construction of a modern workshop and offices is included in plans for future permanent construction at Schelluinen-West.
The Head Office of Van der Vlist will remain in Groot-Ammers. Anton Stam explained, “We really need the extra space that Schelluinen-West provides. Groot-Ammers no longer offers enough capacity. The growth that we are experiencing also means that we are going to attract new staff, especially drivers and technicians, to whom we have a lot to offer”.
Schelluinen-West offers the sale of land to transport, logistics and distribution companies. The first phase of the construction of this business area is almost completed. In 2018 it is expected that the second and final phase will be started. The business park will cover a total of 35 hectares. Van der Vlist’s plot is located in the middle of the zone. The site offers many benefits for the heavy transport company. It is centrally located, near Gorinchem, and is directly connected to the A15/A27 junction. With a fleet of 250 trucks and trailers, this central location and connectivity is a real advantage.
About the Van der Vlist Transport Group
The Van der Vlist Transport Group, founded in 1930, is a specialist in the field of special and heavy transport and technical services. The company offers solutions for all oversized loads. With 250 trucks and trailers, we are able to take care of the transport of, among other things, earth-moving machines, road construction machinery, agricultural machinery and other heavy equipment. Van der Vlist also offers technical services, such as maintenance, repair, assembly and modification of machinery. Thanks to its widespread offices and terminals, it is able to offer efficient and sustainable logistics packages. Van der Vlist is based in the Netherlands (Groot-Ammers, Moerdijk, Assen and Rijssen), Belgium, Germany, England, Spain, Poland and Russia. From these locations the Group takes care of worldwide door-to-door transports of large and/or heavy loads by coordinating liner, air and sea freight requirements, containers, rail and in-gauge transports, by taking care of permits and escort vehicles and by offering both bonded and non-bonded storage facilities.
For further information about the expansion or the services which Van der Vlist can offer, please call +31 184 606 600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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