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Source: Koopman, 2020-10-27

In recent years, following various acquisitions, Koopman Logistics Group has strengthened its position in the automotive transport and logistics industry. Recently, the business has made a strategic adjustment in the composition of its board of directors and organisational structure in order to enhance further expansion and more efficient business operations.

Ad ten Brink, former director of Koopman Automotive Transport, has been appointed as Director Automotive. Koopman offers support in every phase of the life cycle of a car. In addition to automotive transport, this also includes the compound activities in Amsterdam, Born, Putten, Neuenburg (DE), and the hiker services. Mark van der Lingen, who sold his business ACM Fleetforce to Koopman Logistics Group in 2019, was appointed as Sales Director Automotive. Jan van Assen, board advisor and predecessor of Ad ten Brink, retires from Koopman Logistics after 43 years of service.

Under former director Jan van Assen, Koopman developed itself from a transport business into a leading logistics service provider in the automotive industry. Koopman is active throughout the logistics chain from manufacturer to end user. CEO Willem Prinsen: ‘Jan laid the foundation for our automotive division. To remain competitive, we must continue evolving. With this strategic adjustment Koopman can serve the market even more
energetically and with even more focus on efficient integrated automotive services. Ad ten Brink brings a broad range of logistics experience with him that will benefit the entire automotive chain.’

‘The takeover of ACM Fleetforce in 2019 represented a valuable expansion of our services, and with Mark van der Lingen we also acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience. In his new position as Sales Director Automotive, he will play an important role with Koopman Logistics Group in the expansion of our customer portfolio.’

The changes in the board of directors have meanwhile been implemented; the combination of the various activities will take place gradually in the months to come.

Photo caption from left to right: Ad ten Brink (Director Automotive), Mark van der Lingen (Sales Director Automotive), Jan van Assen (former Director Automotive Transport).

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