Pentagon Freight Services continues expansion with Alfons Freriks acquisition
Providing enhanced visibility and optimised supply chain management have been two of the main drivers for Pentagon Freight Services to complete the acquisition of a Dutch logistics company Alfons Freriks. Pentagon noted that this strategic move marks a significant milestone for propelling the group’s growth and reinforcing its position as a key player in the global freight industry.
The acquisition of Alfons Freriks brings together two industry experts, combining their extensive knowledge, resources, and customer-centric approaches. Both companies share a commitment to providing exceptional services and delivering innovative solutions tailored to meet the evolving needs of their clientele.
One of the primary drivers behind this acquisition is the shared vision of Pentagon and Alfons Freriks to leverage advanced technologies and digitalisation, enabling streamlined operations, enhanced visibility, and optimised supply chain management. The integration of their respective technological capabilities will empower customers with greater control and efficiency throughout the shipping process, ultimately reducing costs and improving overall service quality, the company said in its statement.
“The collaboration will foster knowledge exchange and cross-pollination of ideas, promoting a culture of innovation, adaptability, and continuous improvement within the newly expanded organisation,” the statement reads.
As Pentagon and Alfons Freriks integrate their operations, customers can expect a smooth transition, without disruption to ongoing services. The acquisition will provide clients with an expanded service portfolio, greater geographical coverage, and enhanced logistics capabilities, enabling them to capitalise on new opportunities and navigate the ever-changing global marketplace, both companies said.
“We are delighted to complete the acquisition of both Alfons Freriks Rotterdam and Alfons Freriks Veenwouden in the Netherlands. It is clear that there are great synergies between our companies and together we can combine to deliver enhanced services to our clients. Since 1978, Alfons Freriks has been a wellrespected and long-term business partner to their clients. Their expertise, together with our global footprint, facilities, systems, processes, and people will undoubtedly accelerate our growth strategy. We welcome the entire Alfons Freriks team to the Group and look forward to working together to strengthen our coverage across Europe,” said, Ashley Taylor, Group CEO, Pentagon Freight Services.
“Pentagon Freight Services are the perfect partner for Alfons Freriks. It was very important for us to find a business with a similar background – a privately owned company that invests in people and shares the same vision for delivering outstanding service to clients, both locally and internationally. Pentagon’s attention to detail and proactive approach to finding solutions for clients mirrors our own, so we are thrilled by the prospect of working together to grow the business, both here in the Netherlands and across the globe. We look forward to the future,” Ed Buurman & Ursula Hendriks, Directors, Alfons Freriks Logistics, added.