H.Essers is a premium logistics provider that offers customised and integrated transportation and logistics solutions across Europe. The company was founded in 1928 by Henri Essers and has since become one of the leading companies in Europe within major transport and logistics sectors such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and high-quality products. For the past years the company has experienced a solid expansion, driven by organic growth and a number of strategic acquisitions. In 2015, H.Essers reported a turnover of € 484 million.
With 930,000 m² of warehouse space, a fleet of 1,360 trucks and 2,900 trailers, H.Essers is one of the largest and most successful logistics providers in Europe. The company has over 4,630 employees across 41 offices in 12 countries in Western and Eastern Europe. Along with their headquarters in Genk (Belgium), H.Essers also has a strong presence in Romania.
Many hospitals, assisted living centres or other healthcare providers still manage their own stocks and transport needs. This requires time and proper organisation. Belgian Red Cross-Flanders lacked the necessary expertise in this respect and therefore embarked on a 5-year collaboration with H.Essers in May 2015.
On 1 April 2016, H.Essers took over the Belgian utility logistics company Verstraete. Transport Verstraete is a family transport company with its head office in Moorslede in West Flanders.