Jan de Rijk said the undisclosed acquisition would reinforce its automotive logistics activities for commercial vehicles service parts and create a basis for further expansion. De Rooy will now be rebranded as Jan de Rijk.
The automotive sector accounts for 20% of Jan de Rijk’s total business, according to its CEO, Sebastian Scholte. He told Automotive Logistics that the company was involved in the handling of spare parts, including transport, inbound assembly support and warehousing, along with value added services. With the acquisition of De Rooy its major customers now include Paccar, DAF, Audi, Faurecia and Mitsubishi.
Jan de Rijk, which has its headquarters in Roosendaal, already operates a fleet of 550 vehicles across Europe along with a network of warehousing and intermodal services.
The latest acquistion does not affect the finished commercial vehicle transport provider De Rooy Logistics, which is a separate organisation.