Heavy transport

Family-owned Aertssen Group buys ADM Team Heavy Weight

The Belgian family-owned transport company Aertssen Group has taken over the activities from ADM Team Heavy Weight, another Belgian transport company specialized in exceptional and heavy loads. With the takeover, Aertssen gains control of a trimodal terminal along the Albert Canal close to the port of Antwerp.

Through the acquisition, Aertssen is strengthening both its position in the transport of exceptional cargoes as its international expansion. The Belgian transport group has recently also bought other companies which complement its services.

“ADM Team Heavy Weight has 20 years of experience in the transport of large and heavy cargoes and is strategically situated along one of Belgium’s most important waterways,” Aertssen states. The terminal of ADM is equipped with a heavy ro-ro quay and connect to the port of Antwerp and hinterland by rail, road and waterway. The company employs 20 people. Next to its location, ADM’s network of international customers was also a reason for Aertssen to buy the company.

Rapid expansion

The Aertssen Group has been expanding its services rapidly in the past few years. In 2018 the company bought Kranen Michielsens, a Belgian dealer and rental company of all sorts of cranes with locations in Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Charleroi and Hasselt, and Roll-it, which is specialized in SPMT-transports. In 2019, Aertssen also bought Willy Crommen and Envi, which are a road construction company and asphalt recycling company, respectively.

Next to these acquisitions, Aertssen Group is also building a new warehouse of 14 acres for its subsidiary Aertssen Logistics, which is situated at Logistiek Park Waasland next to the Saefthinge dock in the port of Antwerp. The company also already owns a 10 acres large trimodal terminal in the port of Antwerp, which is the largest breakbulk port of Europe.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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