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Gosselin Logistics’ expansion reinforces ambitions
The acquisition of the former Milcobel site in Schoten will add another 65,500 m² of space to Gosselin’s current location along the Albert Canal. After this expansion, Gosselin will have a total logistics area of 430,500 m2 at its disposal.
Deurne, February 16, 2021 - Last week, Gosselin Group’s shareholders signed the paperwork finalizing the company’s acquisition of the former Milcobel site on the Albert Canal in Schoten. This move will solidify Gosselin Group’s ambitions for its logistics division.
“The Milcobel site is one of the few large properties in the vicinity of Antwerp, plus it’s located along the Albert Canal. For Gosselin, this is an ideal supplement to its current activities in Deurne, also in combination with the Gosselin Oosterweel site at the Port of Antwerp Bruges, where Gosselin has a 110,000 m2 facility,” says Marc Smet, CEO of the Gosselin Group.
Co-director of the Gosselin Group Dirk Vanhoutteghem adds, “This is an excellent opportunity to further develop our logistics division’s activities. More and more companies are looking for commercial space both in and around the Port of Antwerp Bruges to expand their logistics chain from there. This purchase will help us acquire an ideal position organizationally to serve these clients. Thanks to our advantageous location, we can also help improve the development of urban logistics.”
Working on an ecologically responsible approach to the expansion of multimodal transport as well as the digitalization of the logistics chain with the Port of Antwerp Bruges represent the major themes in Gosselin Group’s vision. This investment conveys both shareholders’ positive view of the future as well as their commitment to keep expanding, even during a global pandemic.
Gosselin was founded in 1930 and employs 800 co-workers that generate more than 300 million euro in turnover. The headquarters of Gosselin are located at the Albert Canal in Antwerp, Belgium, and its inland terminal connects the ports of Antwerp Bruges and Rotterdam with the European hinterland. The company has 56 offices in 34 countries and has a strong presence 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 offers international moves for multinationals, expats, diplomats, military personnel and private persons.
Gosselin Logistics provides logistics services to businesses. With activities ranging from shipping, forwarding and warehouse storage to customs formalities including specialized services such as lashing and securing and the production of wooden crates, Gosselin Logistics can offer its customers a constant supply chain.