For both companies, the acquisition means new opportunities to realise growth ambitions. “De Dozenhal’s extensive professional knowledge and years of experience will contribute to expanding the company’s market position in corrugated cardboard packaging. The international customer portfolio, scale and Van de Velde Packaging Group’s ambitions provide De Dozenhal with long-term continuity, new growth possibilities and access to the group’s experience and expertise”, Pieter and Petra commented.
Sustainability and online sales
De Dozenhal trades in used and new cardboard boxes for the B2B market. The company distinguishes itself by the sustainable purchasing of used cardboard boxes and the remaining stock of new cardboard boxes; thereby contributing to a circular economy. The company carries out most of its logistics in-house. “De Dozenhal contributes to sustainability and responds to the packaging industry’s current trends. Pieter and Petra sold their company at the right time”, concludes Youri.
Looking back on the transaction, Tom Beltman is also satisfied. “We see a high degree of consolidation in this industry: a large number of transactions where large companies acquire smaller parties. I expect this trend will continue for the time being. In this specific process, it is nice to work with a couple that has built the company into what it is today. They ultimately gave us the confidence to help them in this final stage. For us, it is great to see that all parties are happy with the result after completing the process.”