Herfurth Logistics takes over M Star and Falconex
Herfurth Logistics (via Herfurth BV) recently announced that it acquired all the shares of M-STAR Freight Services BV and Falconex BV, two Dutch enterprises, established in Rotterdam.
M-STAR and Falconex are family companies specialising in Ocean Freight and Project Logistics and have over 20 years of experience in the sector. The companies together have 22 members of staff, are AEO certified and have the following services portfolio:
Project Logistics: years of experience in the logistics execution of large scale industrial projects for companies active among other things in Chemical and Petrochemical, Energy, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), Mining, Oil and Gas, Power plants, Shipbuilding and Sustainable Solutions
o FCL (Full Container Load)
o LCL (Less than Container Load)
o Buyers / Sellers Consolidations
o Sea / Air
o Cross trades (third country to third country)
o Door-to-Door transportation
Multi Modal solutions specialising in the Caucasus, Central Asia and the CIS countries
Herfurth Logistics, that forms part of the family-owned Herfurth Group which has been working from Antwerp for over 100 years, is active in international forwarding and logistics. Herfurth Logistics has its own offices in 7 strategic locations in Northern Europe and Turkey and can count on the support of a worldwide network.
In addition to its core activities and with its stringent quality standards (ISO 9001:2008 and AEO Customs & Security) the constant aim of Herfurth Logistics is to offer a more comprehensive service package. This why the company developed the ‘Intelligent Cargo Care’ concept, a logistics programme with added value that goes further than simply forwarding.
“As an integrated company we have built up a specific organisation around our knowledge centre in the area of transport and logistics. This acquisition should not only allow us to extend our scope in the Netherlands and in the area of Project Logistics to the whole world, but also to develop new concepts and therefore new commercial opportunities,” commented Olivier d’Hoop, CEO of Herfurth Logistics, upon the acquisition.
“We are convinced that Herfurth Logistics and M-STAR / Falconex are complementary and that our cultures fit well with one another,” added Andreas Veith, General Manager of Herfurth Logistics Nederland. Jacques Schellekens, COO of Herfurth Logistics, supported him in this: “M-STAR and Falconex are active in sectors where personalised service provision, technical competencies and knowledge of geographic characteristics are of fundamental importance. These three elements have always been the basis for the development strategy of Herfurth Logistics.”
Tom van Buuren as former DGA of M-STAR / Falconex only sees winners in this acquisition. “With the Herfurth Group as new shareholder M-STAR will be able to face the challenges of the present time with great confidence. In short: a win-win situation for all the parties involved!”
Andreas Veith (General Manager) together with the present management team consisting of Edwin Bodenstaff (Manager Import), Jan Euwema (Business Development Manager), Peter Terhorst (Manager Export) and Bartjan van de Ree (Operational Manager Import / Export) will support the local management of M-Star/Falconex and Herfurth Logistics Nederland. Apart from the previous owner the present teams will all remain in place and their details are unchanged.
The Herfurth group in the Netherlands is established on Waalhaven Z.Z. but the personnel of Herfurth Logistics Nederland will move in the near future to the offices of M-Star and Falconex on Sluisjesdijk.