Hoza, a Dutch leading manufacturer of roll containers and metal load carriers has been taken over by Rotom Europe B.V. in the Netherlands and the commercial director of Hoza Logistic Solutions, Mr. Klaas B. Oolders.
Due to this acquisition Rotom takes as a strategic partner together with KeBoolders Investments 100% of the shares of the former financial shareholders. Director Frits Visser resigned and the new management consists of Mr Klaas B. Oolders.
Rotom facilitates logistical means for transportation and storage in 9 countries in Europe. By merging the two companies a strong metal company is created which serves the European market through 15 own companies. The group turnover is approx. € 100 MLN with 400 employees, including 125 in the Netherlands. Arjan Kuiper CEO Rotom Europe: "We have been doing a lot of business in roll containers and we outsource production to China or Eastern Europe, together with Hoza we can now produce in-house, shorten delivery times to customers and deliver the high-end market."
Hoza is strong in the development and production of roll containers and has its own engineering and prototype department. In Scheemda at Groningen a new production facility is built of 22,000 m2 in 2014 and equipped with a modern robotized production line. The company focuses on several market sectors such as Food and Non Food Retail, E-Commerce, Post and Parcel, Flora and Industrial companies. In addition to the production the company takes care of their customers with repair, maintenance and rental activities. Hoza Logistic Solutions will serve as an independent company and continue to operate under its own brand name which will make use of the network and services of the Rotom Group.
Hoza’s new shareholder and director Klaas Oolders "We are very pleased with Rotom as a new strategic shareholder. With their sales force in 9 countries, we are jointly better able to serve our potential customers. We also see significant benefits in the joint development of our services in the area of rental, repair and maintenance. We will also be able to achieve our shared volumes, synergies in the areas of procurement, IT, marketing and administration."
Arjan Kuiper, CEO Rotom Europe "Hoza is a fantastic company, with high quality products, state of the art production facilities, and motivated staff. It's great that we can maintain this piece of manufacturing industry and employment in the Netherlands, after all, the company has a history of 80 years. Recently a book is published about Hoza, marvelous to read.
With Rotom the commercial sales force is more than doubled and every customer is served in his own language and supported via the Hoza website. Rotom facilitates companies with a wide range of logistical means and is always looking for the most suitable logistics solution. The wooden load carriers, especially pallets we produce ourselves and metal we now buy. With the production and knowledge of Hoza we are strengthening our market position. Hoza will function as a center of expertise for the metal load carriers in the group. We expect a lot from this perfect match. We are also pleased that Director Klaas Oolders participates. We have known each other for over 20 years: that gives us confidence for the future."