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Gosselin and Heavy set up new holding company

Gosselin Group and Heavy Group reinforce their services packages by setting up new holding company: Heavy Project Solutions.

On December 12, 2016, CEO Marc Smet of Gosselin Group and CEO Marc Rombouts of Heavy signed an owner-buyout contract for Heavy. Gosselin Group holds 50% of the shares in the new holding company that was set up, Heavy Project Solutions.

Heavy provides logistics solutions for exceptional transport. Staffed by 30 employees spread out among three companies, Heavy boasts consolidated sales of approximately 33 million Euros:

  • Heavy Import Warehousing and Distribution provides the full logistics chain of services for goods shipped from Antwerp and Rotterdam to destinations within Europe.
  • Heavy Logistics organizes all of the logistics involved in exceptional transport, storage of machines and complete projects, event logistics and overseas projects including shipping.
  • Heavy Pilots & Permits specializes in supervising exceptional transport shipments.

Marc Smet: “The owner buyout is a new step in the process of integrating Heavy in Gosselin’s activities. We had already set up the joint venture Heavy GCT in April 2014. This was the first milestone in an operational partnership between Heavy and the container terminal and Gosselin Group’s warehouses. We derive maximum benefits from our location next to the Albert Canal in Deurne.” Since that time, the joint venture has been handling the transfers at this location of Japanese CNC machines for further distribution in Europe.

“Thanks to this owner buyout, our organization now has every opportunity to continue our growth,” Marc Rombouts, CEO of Heavy adds.

The Heavy companies will move to the new warehouse and office complex that Gosselin is building at the beginning of the Belcrownlaan. Gosselin is building a 12,000 m² warehouse at the site of the former Crown factory, and a new office complex will be built on top of the warehouse. A 16-meter high canopy of nearly 4,000 m² in area will connect the old Crown warehouse to the new structure.

 

New company Heavy

About Gosselin Logistics

Gosselin Logistics manages logistic supply chains between Europe, China, Africa and the rest of the world. Offering a complete range of logistic services, from forwarding and warehousing to customs clearance including specialized services such as lashing and securing and manufacturing overflow and storage crates. Gosselin Logistics is part of the Gosselin Group.

Gosselin originated in 1930 and counts more than 700 employees that generate a revenue of more than 200 million euro. Its headquarters are located strategically at the Albert Canal in Deurne, its inland terminal connects the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam to the European hinterland. The company has 48 offices in 32 countries and is strongly represented in Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia.
 

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