Neele-Vat buys Steder Group

Neele-Vat Logistics buys Steder Group

Logistics service provider Neele-Vat Logistics has reached an agreement on the acquisition of the Steder Group. With this acquisition, Neele-Vat is strengthening its position as a sea freight forwarder in the port of Rotterdam. In addition, international offices will be added in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Houston and Dubai.

The merger of these two Rotterdam companies means further international growth for Neele-Vat. With the addition of 50 employees in Scotland, there are now more than 100 employees working in the UK. This strengthens the scale needed to remain competitive in the Europe of tomorrow.

Steder Group, with 100 employees, will continue to operate under its own name within the Neele-Vat group for the time being. Management will remain in place and the takeover will not affect employment.

Rinus Spijkers, CEO of Steder Group: “The acquisition by Neele Vat offers a nice continuation for customers and staff of the Steder Group. With the same customer-oriented, no-nonsense culture, and even more clout. I am very happy that I can offer my customers and colleagues such a bright future.”

Steder Agencies & Chartering will remain independent and will not be sold.

Rene Bongers, commercial director of Neele-Vat: “The activities of Neele-Vat and Steder Group complement each other well. We can offer our customers an even more extensive service. And with the new locations, we are in a good starting position to expand our services internationally. So that we can fulfill our ambitions to grow as a family business and remain competitive.”

After the takeover, Neele-Vat Logistics will remain a true Rotterdam family business with 1,000 employees, 27 branches in 10 countries, 255,000 m² warehouse and a turnover of 395 million euros.