TIP expands in the Netherlands

TIP Group has acquired Botlek Trailer Services (BTS), one of Rotterdam’s oldest family-owned transport companies founded in 1945.

BTS is reported to be a full-scale workshop with two locations, operating in addition to TIP’s existing Botlek branch and workshop, and servicing similar customers as TIP.

It brings long-standing relationships with customers such as Hoyer, P&O FerryMasters, Schmitz CargoBull, CLDN, Ewals, DFDS and Krone.

TIP’s Maintenance and Repair (M&R) offering is expected to be greatly enhanced by adding body repair, painting, tanker maintenance and repair capabilities to our current service portfolio.

With this acquisition, TIP gains all assets of BTS, including workshop equipment and parts. It also brings the number of workshops in the Netherlands to 16 and increases TIP’s market share in the M&R market.

Announcing details of this acquisition, Bob Fast, TIP President and CEO said: “We are excited to welcome BTS into the TIP family. This is an important step in our Benelux growth and will greatly increase our presence in the Rotterdam port area.”

According to Peter Jan Troost, Managing Director TIP Group Benelux: “Acquiring BTS will broaden our service offering in one of the most strategically important transport logistics in Europe.

“TIP already has a good relationship with BTS, and we are working together with them and De Rijke Group to ensure a smooth and effortless transition for all stakeholders involved, including the continuity of business for all customers and suppliers.”

In other news, last month, Belgium-based trailer builder, LAG Trailers, and TIP Group continued to develop a network of service points in France. 

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