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Rotom Europe has taken another step towards becoming the leading European provider of sustainable load carrier solutions following the acquisition of Englmeier Paletten & Verpackungen, headquartered in Hengersberg, Bavaria.
Founded in 1996 by Managing Director Ferdinand Englmeier, the company specialises in the supply of both new and used wooden pallets, as well as other related packaging products. This move is designed to further expand Rotom’s presence in the south east of Germany.
The Englmeier partnership follows Rotom’s acquisition of goplasticpallets.com and All Pallets (August 2023) and Netherlands-based Lievaart-Slaghuis (October 2023).
Commenting on the news, Ferdinand Englmeier said: “Over the last decades, we’ve built a solid customer base across several industries in Germany. With a strong ‘can-do’ mentality we’ve helped many customers with their logistic needs in the best and most efficient way possible. Also, we’ve continuously developed our company in a sustainable way, recently leading to the installation of wood chips heating systems and solar panels. This means that we produce most of the energy we require for our operations ourselves, resulting in an ecological and climate-neutral process, which is DIN ISO EN 14001 certified.”
Arjan Kuiper, CEO of Rotom Europe, said: “This transaction fits perfectly in the Rotom strategy of becoming the European leader in sustainable load carrier solutions. We share a service-oriented client approach and can-do mentality, that allows the combined company to extend the Englmeier’s activities with Rotom’s product and service portfolio such as a broader range of wooden pallets and related pooling services, but also plastic and metal load carriers.”
Uwe Steingräber, Managing Director of Rotom Germany, added: “I know Mr. Englmeier is a very professional and reliable entrepreneur and I’m very much looking forward to working with him to lead the company and its team of employees to the next stage of growth.”
Jim Hardisty, Managing Director of goplasticpallets.com, said: “This is an exciting move for Rotom Europe, and we look forward to working with the Englmeier team. The company clearly prioritises sustainability and this will provide a great opportunity to share best practice and industry trends in the months ahead.”
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Rotom Europe is a leading provider of load carrier services (wooden and plastic pallets, metal roll cages, reverse logistics, rental and pooling services) and solutions across 11 European countries. In 2022, the group turnover exceeded €220 million, and it currently has more than 500 employees.
The company optimises customer supply chains – from beginning to end – by using an innovative range of logistics equipment for transportation and storage. This is facilitated through a single point of contact and is supported by an extensive European network of more than 30 companies.