Family business Bakker & Schilder Transport B.V. (https://bakker-schilder.nl/) specialises in flower bulb transport, full and part loads, international transport and storage and cross docking. The company has a solid position in the agricultural sector. In addition to transport, the company provides associated services such as cross docking, order picking and loading and unloading of containers. To facilitate further growth, managing directors and owners Henk and Piet Bakker wanted to join up with a major player with a scope and culture similar to their own company in Noord-Holland. AB Texel will acquire all the activities of Bakker & Schilder Transport including the more than 90 employees , 55 trucks and 66 refrigerated trailers, box body trailers and curtainsiders. The current board and management team will remain at the company. The activities at the existing sites in 't Zand, Andijk and Utrecht will continue.
Henk Bakker explains: “Joining AB Texel will equip us to meet challenges such as sustainability. Combining our activities with AB Texel will also enable further growth, so we can provide continuity for our clients and employees. Piet and myself will continue our commitment to the company." Piet Bakker adds: “Both parties have full confidence in each other and we share many characteristics with AB Texel including loyal and committed employees.”
Dennis Wetenkamp, CEO of AB Texel, is pleased to join forces with Bakker & Schilder Transport B.V. “The acquisition will expand our distribution activities. We have intensified our focus on the specialist segment of general cargo in recent years. Creating a dense distribution network enables us to provide our clients with the necessary capacity and flexibility. Bakker & Schilder Transport B.V. and its employees are a great match with our values, we share the same pragmatic, hardworking mentality. We would like to give a very warm welcome to our new colleagues’”
Following this acquisition, AB Texel will have around 2,900 employees and a modern fleet of more than 1,750 trucks and about 2,900 trailers. AB Texel also works with 150 regular subcontractors