Successful integration of Huktra into H.Essers network

Successful integration of Huktra into H.Essers network

The acquisition of tank container specialist Huktra by H.Essers – in the context of the further expansion of our strategic market segment in the chemical sector – brings both companies into a new growth phase. Hanno Reeser, Strategic Development Manager at H.Essers, is happy to explain the successful integration.

Since its foundation in 1976, the Huktra family business has grown into one of the most important European intermodal logistics service providers in the field of chemicals. Gerd and Tim Van Poucke, who are the second generation at the head of the family business and who have managed to expand the company greatly in recent years, found in H.Essers the ideal industrial partner to bring Huktra into a new growth phase. “And that is working fine, explains Hanno Reeser. “For example, we have made a first investment in 51 31,000 and 35,000 litre tank containers”, explains Hanno Reeser. “This makes it possible to meet increasing demand from our customers in the chemical sector. Just like we are also doing with the multimodal expansion of our network.

A good start …

“It is nice to see that the integration in the H.Essers network is a success for both companies. For H.Essers, the acquisition fits in seamlessly with the construction of our trimodal chemistry site, H.Essers Dry Port Genk, which will be welcoming its first customer at this time, and other investments at our site in Wilrijk, with its ISO tank terminal and filling installation. This enables us to offer ever better comprehensive solutions to our customers in the chemical field. And you know what they say …: A good start is half the battle. We are therefore confident about the future.”

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