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Hillebrand buys Meerendonk
Published:  15 October, 2013

JF Hillebrand Benelux has announced that it is to buy all of  Meerendonk Advanced Logistics’ activities in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Hillebrand says the deal strengthens its dedicated wine and beverage logistics services in the Benelux.

Part of the Hillebrand Group, JF Hillebrand Benelux was founded in Rotterdam in 1998 and currently employs 24 staff. The company has become the market leader in Benelux for the logistics of wine, beer and spirits, covering both imports and exports for the Benelux market.

Hillebrand Benelux managing director Hans Schipper said: “There are a great many synergies between our businesses, with many of their activities seamlessly connecting to our activities. In addition, their expertise in areas such as customs clearance will be a great extension of our service portfolio.”

Meerendonk Advanced Logistics was founded in 1985 by Michel van den Meerendonk, and has offices in Ridderkerk and Antwerp. The company has expertise in the import of wine for both importers and retailers, and is fully customs and AEO (authorised economic operator) compliant.