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A liftvan full of toys
Christmas is often the time of year to pay some extra attention to those who are less fortunate. But the Romanian team puts a lot of effort into charity all year around. In 2023 they focused on several projects that all came to fruition. Among those projects was the aid of four children who are raised by their grandparents.
“About three years ago, we met four children who were abandoned by their parents and raised by their grandparents”, Laurentiu recalls. “They lived in the tiniest house with only one bedroom. Another association called Fantastic Four built them a new house which was successfully completed this year.” Last year, together with his colleagues, Laurentiu collected money to buy the family all sorts of necessities like a microwave, school supplies, furniture, but also food and so on.
This year they returned with a liftvan full of toys. “All the toys were donated by our customers. We had bicycles for all the children and a lot of stuffed animals. It was wonderful to see the joy on their faces.” The Romanian team paid for the transport themselves and try to help others as best they can, even though the personal budgets are limited. “We are like family here. We support each other.”
Founded in 1930, Gosselin currently employs more than 975 people who generate total sales of over 450 million Euros. Gosselin’s headquarters is located on the Albert Canal in Deurne where the container terminal connects the Port of Antwerp Bruges and the Port of Rotterdam with the European hinterland. With 56 offices in 34 countries, the company has strong representation in Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia and China. The Gosselin Group consists of two divisions: Gosselin Moving and Gosselin Logistics.
Gosselin Moving handles international moves for multinationals, expats, diplomats, military personnel and private individuals.
Gosselin Logistics provides logistics services to businesses, with activities ranging from forwarding, warehouse storage and container processing to industrial logistics projects for heavy machinery and entire factories.