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Our history

Entrepreneurship, growth and confidence are key to our history and we are very proud of it. Our knowledge and experience, combined with our solid foundation, enables us to innovate continuously. We respond to the logistical challenges of today and tomorrow. We do not stand still, but literally bring you further.

This is how it started

Just after the first World War, in 1918, Cornelis Kuijken founded Kuijken Transport in Luyksgestel. In 1947, Kuijken Transport handled their first international transports.

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In the early 80's, the company made a clear choice by specialising in two market segments: container transports and groupage consignments to France. At the time, an unusual move.

 

Ten years later, there were several acquisitions: V.T.E. bv in Venlo and Bradford, Hessinex Group in Goirle and Kwinten Transport in Eersel. We also opened a branch in Rotterdam, to position our container transport close to the port of Rotterdam.

Further growth

In 2005, we changed our name: KLG Europe. We continue to grow. In 2006, we established six new branches in Romania. In 2009, we opened our first branch in Beijing, China. Followed by branches in Hong Kong and Shanghai in 2013. We also had a number of strategic acquisitions: Martens Logistics and the Schutte company in Venlo. We took over the Balkan activities (non-EU countries) from the Doesburg company in Waardenburg and the French activities from Van Hooijen Transport in Tilburg. In 2010, we opened a branch in Istanbul, Turkey. In 2012, we opened our seventh branch, with cross-dock, in Romania.

We are very proud of this

In 2011, we received the Graydon Award for being a financially sound company and the Lean & Green Award for corporate social responsibility. That same year, Dun and Bradstreet awarded us their certificate for the highest available credit rating. In 2013, we received the SQAS certificate and Deloitte hailed us as 'Best Managed Company'. But what we are most proud of, is our staff. The people at KLG who are available for our customers every day. From cleaner to manager, from switchboard operator to driver and from order picker to managing director. We are all members of the KLG family.

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Borderless solutions. That is KLG.

The fastest transport methods. The most efficient supply chain. And the best warehousing. Just leave it to us.

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Road transport

When it comes to road transport, KLG offers domestic distribution, international distribution and express shipments. Our trucks drive across Europe on a daily basis. We visit many countries several times a day. With 15 offices in 4 countries and an extensive, reliable Partner Network, KLG is always in your area. Please feel free to contact us, we speak your language, too.

Air & sea freight

KLG provides intercontinental air and sea transports. If you wish, door to door. We have our own branches in strategic locations near major airports and international ports: in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Constanta in Romania and Shanghai in China. We also work with reliable partners around the world.

Logistics solutions

You want to make your logistics processes more efficient, faster, safer and easier? KLG provides value added services that lead to higher flexibility, cost control and an increase in both customer satisfaction and your profits.

Customs clearance

KLG takes care of your complete customs clearance. We handle all the paperwork and required documentation. Our specialist team has all the knowledge to help you.

Bradford (head office UK),

Low Moor Business Park
Common Road
Bradford BD12 ONB
United Kingdom

bradford@bradford.klgeurope.com

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+44 (0)1274 600 022
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+44 (0)1274 600 055

Venlo

Columbusweg 10
5928 LC Venlo
The Netherlands

venlo@venlo.klgeurope.com

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+31 (0)77 324 50 00
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+31 (0)77 324 50 01
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