WOGNUM / MIDDENMEER – The logistics service providers Simon Loos and Peter Appel Transport will join forces in 2021 and continue together as Simon Loos. This doubles the size of the new company and strengthens its position in the top 20 logistics service providers in the Netherlands. Both companies are mainly specialized in food retail and food service.
Peter Appel explains: “We anticipate the logistics landscape and the requirements of tomorrow. This merger enables us to jointly invest even more in quality, digitization, specialization and sustainability. In this way, we are proactively preparing for a successful and sustainable future. and we grow with the needs of our customers. “
What is particularly striking about the merger are the similarities between the two companies. Both organizations are not only about the same size, their specializations in food retail and food service are also the same. Even the customer base is largely the same. Simon Loos: “Our companies link up seamlessly. This step is therefore more than logical with a view to tomorrow. And it also offers all kinds of new opportunities for our customers, partners and employees.”
Moreover, both CEOs are cousins of the well-known transport family Loos, which led to the choice of the name of the new merged organization. Peter Appel: “Precisely because of our Loos family relationship and the fact that Simon Loos has been a trusted name in logistics Netherlands for more than 80 years, we have decided to continue as Simon Loos together and not launch a new name.”
The new Simon Loos will create an organization with more than 3,000 employees and 1,400 vehicles, spread over more than 60 locations throughout the Netherlands. Both directors will continue to lead the merged family business with the aim of making optimal use of the knowledge, quality and culture of both companies.
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