The term ‘logistics’ can be a little prone to being misunderstood. A number of people think it is purely a matter of transport from A to B and that’s all, whereas, at least in our case, it goes so much further.
We make it our job to deal with literally all the arrangements around this transport, from storage to distribution, from insurance to labelling, from planning to invoicing if required. It’s all part of logistics, however, we prefer to think of it as logistical service provision.
We take care of your product distribution. In our modern storage and transfer warehouse in Oldenzaal we can store goods and deliver on demand within the Netherlands and beyond. Repacking, labelling, supply administration and invoicing are all available services. Thanks to far-reaching automation, the paperwork and time-consuming procedures are kept to a minimum. You can read more about our history on this page.
Daily freight forwarding services with a dense network of agents in the destination countries ensure flexibility all over Europe, even for dangerous chemicals. Our partners are carefully selected; we use well-equipped storage and transfer centres and the latest communications methods. This means we can already notify the recipient before your goods have even left our terminal.
Even in borderless Europe, knowledge of international customs regulations is a must, as is an efficient approach to those regulations. Our organisation offers a complete and up-to-date customs service.
The entire organisation at Beijer is set up to provide our clients with a customised service. Fast and flexible, via short routes. It’s not just the physical work that forms our bread and butter; it is the complete service from beginning to end, saving you time, money and stress. By striving for lasting relationships with our clients, our activities can achieve higher net returns, to the advantage of both parties.
Our strength is the fact that we take the long view, looking beyond today’s market. Continuous investments in storage capacity, transport and communication methods ensure that we continue to perform optimally, while keeping to a tight budget.
Even more important, however, are our investments in people and knowledge. Motivated, skilled employees and regular training contribute to the strength of our service. This is our starting point for quality.
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The history of Beijer begins in 1946. At the border crossing in Denekamp, a clearings office is founded by Mr Beijer and his partners de Vries and Arends. The first drivers who apply for work are Danish men, coming to deliver food to the Netherlands with converted army trucks.
With the increase of freight transport, Beijer also grows rapidly. The foundation of the EU in 1958 gives an enormous impulse to international trade. Beijer develops groupage traffic to Scandinavia and thereby sets the basis for its quality image.
With the growth of freight traffic, Beijer’s customs activities also increase. 7 customs offices together with the freight activities provide a firm basis for the company that in the meantime has 80 employees.
The company develops itself into a complete supplier of logistic services, whereby the focus is on quality. The transportation architect becomes a chain director.
In 1991, a terminal (6000 m²) is opened at the de Eektestraat in Oldenzaal, a stone’s throw away from the East-West-corridor A1. One year later, the company has to face the most radical event in its existence. The borders within the EU are abolished. Six of the seven customs offices are closed. The groupage services and logistic activities luckily are developed thoroughly enough to bear this loss. In 1993, Beijer acquires the desired quality certificate ISO-9002 in record time. Scheduled transportations to Germany, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe are established. The logistic arm is substantially extended.
In 2000, by means of a management-buy-out, Beijer becomes autonomous. Existing transport services are optimised and new services are developed. In April 2008, Beijer was among the first nineteen companies getting awarded the AEO-certificate Customs Simplification & Security. Early 2009, the construction of new premises at the Hazewinkel in Oldenzaal has started, at a sight location along the A1. Since July 2010, Beijer is situated here and in addition to an office, Beijer is now in the possession of a cross-docking warehouse for the transport and sea freight services, and a warehouse for warehousing.