Duvenbeck takes over Schotpoort Logistics to include Benelux


As a result of the takeover, all 180 employees at Schotpoort Logistics will join Duvenbeck.

Duvenbeck takes over the Dutch company, Schotpoort Logistics
The headquarters of Schotpoort Logistics is located in Eerbeek in the Netherlands © Schotpoort

A German logistics company Duvenbeck is expanding its network to include the Benelux region. The agreement to take over the Dutch transport and logistics company, Schotpoort Logistics, was signed on 19 February 2024. The arrangement is still subject to approval by the cartel authorities.

Proximity to the seaports

Hakan Bicil, the CEO of Duvenbeck
Hakan Bicil, the CEO of Duvenbeck

“By acquiring Schotpoort Logistics, we’re gaining access to a region that plays a central role in the implementation of our growth strategy. Thanks to its proximity to the seaports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Antwerp, Schotpoort Logistics will enable us to expand our import and export logistics activities and tap into additional customer sectors in the Far East and Europe,” says Hakan Bicil, the CEO of Duvenbeck, explaining this latest development.

Fred Schotpoort, the Managing Director of Schotpoort Logistics, comments: “By coming under the Duvenbeck umbrella, we can continue developing our logistics solutions and at the same time benefit from the strong market position of a logistics company that is active throughout Europe. An additional advantage for both companies is that our service portfolio in the Netherlands fits perfectly into Duvenbeck’s growth strategy.”

About Duvenbeck

Duvenbeck was founded in 1932 and headquartered in Bocholt, North Rhine-Westphalia. The company now has 40 locations in 11 countries.

Duvenbeck is a full-service logistics provider in the areas of conception, transportation, and contract logistics. The company also offers cross-docking, sequencing, and trailer yards.

Duvenbeck has a fleet of 1600 trucks, which are primarily used for automotive and industrial customers as well as the agricultural vehicle industry.

About Schotpoort Logistics

Fred Schotpoort, the Managing Director of Schotpoort Logistics
Fred Schotpoort, the Managing Director of Schotpoort Logistics

Schotpoort, the family-owned company, with its headquarters in Eerbeek near Arnhem, specializes in transport, warehousing, contract, and project logistics. It was founded in 1934 and was previously owned by a family with the same name.

Schotpoort Logistics’ main customers include manufacturers in the paper and packaging industry as well as firms in the consumer goods and solar sectors. The company also manages more than 70,000 square meters of warehouse space.

In addition to the company’s headquarters in Eerbeek near Arnhem, these facilities are spread across the Netherlands, ranging from Hoogezand near Groningen in the north to Best near Eindhoven in the south.

The company’s fleet, which includes sub-contractors, consists of 120 units. The company also has a branch in Lithuania.