Almost 100 years of experience in transport in the food and agri chain

  • 1925

    • Aad Bakker starts a fodder business under the name A. Bakker & Son.
    • The fleet consists of one truck, a T Ford
  • 1971

    • The first bulk truck for Bakker Texel
    • This will be used for the fodder business
  • 1993

    • The fodder business is sold
    • AB Texel fully focuses on the transport activities
  • 1995

    • AB Texel GmbH founded
    • Our German company for bulk agricultural transport
  • 2004

    • AB Texel has a base in the UK, thanks to an acquisition
    • Using box trailers, AB Texel UK handles both the delivery of potatoes and the collection of chips and crisps
  • 2009

    • AB Texel begins to transport flour in addition to potatoes and feed
  • 2011

    • AB Texel becomes a division of Royal A-ware Food Group
  • 2011

    • AB Texel expands and establishes local companies in various countries for bulk agricultural transport

    • Start of AB Texel France
  • 2014

    • Expansion of feed transport in Germany
    • Founding of AB Texel Feed Deutschland GmbH
  • 2014

    • Expansion of feed transport in Germany
    • Founding of AB Texel Feed Deutschland GmbH
  • 2015

    • A-ware's refrigerated transport becomes part of AB Texel Group
    • AB Texel Fresh Transport begins
  • 2019

    • Expansion of agri transport in Belgium
  • 2020

    • AB Texel Feed België is founded

    • To provide even better service to our feed clients in Belgium

  • 2021

    • AB Texel has a base in the UK, thanks to an acquisition

    • Using box trailers, AB Texel UK handles both the delivery of potatoes and the collection of chips and crisps

  • 2021

    • AB Texel acquires Combex and becomes active in special transport

  • 2022

    • Expansion of activities in special transport in Germany

  • 2024

    • All AB companies now operate under one banner: AB Texel
  • 2024

    • We incorporate our specialist general cargo services into one company: AB Texel Distribution 

Almost 100 years of experience: The history of AB Texel Group

AB Texel Group’s history goes back to 1925, the year Aad Bakker started a fodder company: AB Texel was born. The fourth generation of the family business decided to switch things up, and began a transport company with two trucks.

Things have moved fast since then: we’re now a major player in agri-food logistics services, with 2,200 employees, a fleet of 1,300 trucks and 2,150 trailers, and 180 charters. But our ambition has never changed: the constant pursuit of improvement.

Our staff: Professional and committed

Our employees are at the heart of our business. It’s important to us that they enjoy their work, and that they feel committed to the company and our clients. Quality is our top priority. That’s why we invest in customised training via our own Academy, AB Move on. Each driver specialises in at least one specific area of transport – agricultural, feed, flour, liquid dairy and/or refrigerated food products – and they all have a background or special interest in agri or food. They also undergo training with our AB driving style coaches.

We maintain direct and contact with our staff via our own ‘AB Connect’ app. This keeps them up to date on all new developments. We’re also able to adapt quickly if, for example, something changes for a client.

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