CARGOPAK are excited to announce a significant step forward for the business with The Rotom Group taking a majority shareholding in the company. The Rotom Group are a major European full service provider of load carriers company operating from 16 sites in 10 countries including Holland, France, Germany, Poland and Spain, with an annual turnover in excess of 120m euros.
Rotom Group incorporates Hoza Logistic Solutions, a Materials Handling Company specialising in European style Roll containers and metal logistics equipment, which will complement the Cargopak range and allow both companies to offer a wider range of products.
The Rotom Group are one of Europe’s largest Pallet Providers and Rental of returnable transport items (RTI). The range of products includes wooden & plastic pallets, pallet collars, storage racks, post pallets, plastic containers, roll containers and metal stillages. Cargopak will be increasing its Rental range by adding these products. We will also add the service divisions of Rotom daughter company 2Return, who offers rent & pool solutions for load carriers and packaging recovery solutions. Cargopak is now the UK hub and distribution centre for the Rotom Group.
“We are proud that we have taken this step despite all the turmoil surrounding the Brexit,” says Managing Director and co-owner Arjan Kuiper. “It may not be obvious to take this step now because it is not known what the consequences of the threatening Brexit will be for Europe, but the fact is that the whole world is concerned with sustainability and the circular economy. Within our group we have developed various service concepts for load carriers that are now becoming available to British customers, including ‘rental’, ‘pooling’ and ‘packaging recovery’ By using advanced software, blue tooth and RFID techniques we have the knowledge to helping companies to efficiently manage their load carriers (RTI).
On behalf of Cargopak I am very excited to be able to welcome The Rotom Group as a major shareholder in our company. There is a nice synergy of business between our companies that will strengthen our position and enable us to expand our range of products and services to the marketplace. Strategically the UK is a key part of Rotom’s European expansion plans and we are looking forward to working with the other sites across Europe. – Simon Richards Director Cargopak