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Samoco/Sarens Group acquires activities of Heavy Lifting + Handling from Gosselin Group
Gosselin has made some major investments in its logistics division in recent years, with special attention for the industrial projects division through the acquisition of the Stork site (100,000 m²) at the Oosterweelsesteenweg 58 location at the Port of Antwerp and the integration of the HEAVY Group in the Gosselin Group, among other efforts.
A member of the GOSSELIN GROUP, HEAVY will continue to focus on its core business within the group, concentrating on special transport and chartering, pilot vehicles and permits, and offering total solutions for heavylifts and exceptional loads, all of which will continue to be supported by the Gosselin Group.
In order to ensure the continued growth of Lifting + Handling’s niche activity, we have decided to transfer this business division’s activities to the company SAMOCO effective June 1. Starting on this date, this change will still allow the clients of Heavy Lifting & Handling to be assisted by the same contact people as these individuals will be Samoco employees.
Gosselin/Heavy hopes this transaction will help develop a stronger partnership for industrial moves with the Samoco/Sarens Group. This acquisition solidifies Samoco’s intentions to become the point of reference in the Belgian industrial assembly and moving market. Along with the experienced team, an electrical 60T Ormig crane will also be part of the package, representing a great investment in 2020 in addition to the recently purchased hydraulic lifting and jacking systems.
Acting as mediator between the two parties was William De Putter of De Putter & Co, Management Solutions.
Founded in 1930, Gosselin currently employs more than 800 people who generate total sales of over 275 million Euros. Gosselin’s headquarters is located on the Albert Canal in Deurne where the container terminal connects the ports of Antwerp, Zeebrugge and 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.
As a member of the Sarens Group, Samoco has been active in assembly and moving services for industrial installations since the 1970s. The company currently has 130 versatile professionals on staff who are dedicated to safely serving clients each and every day. In addition to being active as a maintenance partner at various petrochemical sites, the company is also focused on the further growth of its specialized services such as the maintenance of port cranes and roller bridges, bundle lifting and machine handling.