08 August 2022
WESTLAND, Netherlands: Horticultural supplier Royal Brinkman has announced the full acquisition of Berg Hortimotive based in De Lier, Netherlands, a specialist supplier of rail systems supporting different carts to facilitate the different worker operations in commercial greenhouse growing.
With this move,, the Board of the Royal Brinkman Group is anticipating the growth ambitions arising from its new strategic long-term plan. It shows a strong focus on trading activities on the one hand and engineering activities on the other. The further integration of both companies means the development of a new technical organisation. Bas Brinkman is the new manager of Berg Hortimotive effective 1 August 2022, in addition to being the manager of Royal Brinkman’s Technical Department. He takes over from Marco van der Velden, who is leaving the company.
Royal Brinkman Group has a clear growth mission. The new strategic course is aimed at making even greater use of the Group’s strengths. This means a strong focus on trading activities on the one hand and on technical activities on the other. This includes further integration of Berg Hortimotive with Royal Brinkman’s Technical Department. The strength of the Royal Brinkman Group provides the space to continue to build together on a future-proof and stable technical organization with competitive quality products and services worldwide.
The further integration of both companies means the development of a new interpretation of the technical organization. This requires appropriate management. Marco van der Velden, managing director of Berg Hortimotive: “I have chosen to step back for Bas Brinkman, who successfully set up a similar structure at Royal Brinkman. He is the right professional to lead the team and our operation into the next phase of growth and development.” Marco van der Velden will stay on until 1 September 2022 to ensure a smooth handover, and allow his successor to grow into his new role.
Bas Brinkman, manager Royal Brinkman Technical Department says, “Berg Hortimotive is a beautiful company with a powerful product portfolio in the field of internal logistics solutions and a team of enthusiastic professionals. Now that we, as Royal Brinkman Group, are entering the next phase of growth and development, I am grateful to the management for the trust they have placed in me to further develop the Group’s technical organisation. Royal Brinkman and Berg Hortimotive are quality brands and, with a dedicated and expert team, we are going to face the global market challenges with great courage. I am very much looking forward to that. I would like to thank Marco van der Velden for his contribution to the company, for our cooperation and for helping me prepare for my new role.”
Berg Hortimotive will remain at the same location in De Lier and will continue to operates under its own brand name. Growers, dealers and resellers will experience even more benefits from the service that both organizations offer together.