History

Starting in 1967, Schavemaker has been transporting your goods from A to B and providing you with logistics services. We have grown from a small family transport company into a modern European logistics service provider with many years of experience. This page shows highlights of our history.

1967
1967
 

Schavemaker opens its doors

Henk Schavemaker started his transport company with a second-hand Volvo 385 in his home town Assendelft. At the time, he mainly transported wood and steel. Schavemaker Transport is a fact.

Schavemaker opens its doors
1982
 
Relocation to Beverwijk

Relocation to Beverwijk

Assendelft was too small to handle the twenty or so trucks, so the company relocated to its current headquarters at the Lijndenweg in Beverwijk. Beverwijk was the first choice because “Hoogovens” (currently TATA) had become Schavemaker’s largest client. The relocation allowed it to provide faster service.

 
1982
1990
1990
 

Opening of Schavemaker Logistics

A site covering three hectares in Velsen-Noord was purchased where transshipment halls were constructed with overhead cranes. These were used primarily for heavy steel. This was the start of Schavemaker Logistics.

Opening of Schavemaker Logistics
1992
 
Acquisition of Lindenberg Transport

Acquisition of Lindenberg Transport

Acquisition of Lindenberg Transport in IJmuiden (30 combinations).

 
1992
1993
1993
 

Opening of Schavemaker Transport Breda

Acquisition of Kleinjan Transport in Rotterdam (10 combinations) and acquisition of Marvo Transport in Breda (40 combinations). The current Schavemaker Transport Breda arose from Marvo.

Opening of Schavemaker Transport Breda
1999
 
Schavemaker starts using inland shipping

Schavemaker starts using inland shipping

Purchase of plot of one hectare in the Pijp sea harbour in Beverwijk. Schavemaker's first encounter with inland shipping occurred here.

 
1999
2002
2002
 

Opening of Schavemaker Maastricht

Site purchased in the Beatrix harbour in Maastricht. The site is located next to the Juliana Canal and has excellent water connections to Rotterdam and Antwerp.

Opening of Schavemaker Maastricht
2004
 
Schavemaker Poland and new quay Beverwijk

Schavemaker Poland and new quay Beverwijk

Schavemaker opens first foreign branch in Kąty Wrocławskie. A 7.5 hectares parcel of land was purchased. In Beverwijk, a new 180 meter quay was constructed including a 40 tonnes transshipment and container crane. Shortsea vessels with draft of eight meters can be handled.

 
2004
2005
2005
 

Opening of Schavemaker Aircargo and All Weather terminal

For the first time, Schavemaker Aircargo provides air cargo trucking and the dismantling of aircraft pallets and administration of a customs shed. The first All Weather Terminal in Maastricht was opened. It has a surface area of 7,000 m². Boats are loaded and unloaded under cover using 45 tonnes cranes.

Opening of Schavemaker Aircargo and All Weather terminal
2006
 
Schavemaker opens branch in Slovakia

Schavemaker opens branch in Slovakia

Schavemaker Slovakia SRO in Trnava, Slovakia is opened to meet the increasing demand for transport to and from Central and Eastern Europe.

 
2006
2007
2007
 

Purchase of rail terminal in Kąty Wrocławskie

Purchase of an existing rail terminal in Kąty Wrocławskie (Poland) 900 meters from our own branch. The five-hectare public rail terminal receives weekly trains with sea containers from Rotterdam, Hamburg and Gdynia/Gdańsk. This is a strategic investment given the increasing interest in green transport.

Purchase of rail terminal in Kąty Wrocławskie
2008
 
Acquisition of Hendrickx Transport and TRIMODAAL warehouse

Acquisition of Hendrickx Transport and TRIMODAAL warehouse

Acquisition of Hendrickx Transport & Consultancy in Rijen, a specialist in 24-hour grouping deliveries in Great Britain and Ireland with 40 departures each week. In Maastricht, a TRIMODAL Warehouse (Water/Rail/Road) was delivered with a capacity of 10,000 m² with overhead cranes with a capacity up to 40 tonnes. The robotic cranes make this the most efficient steel warehouse in Europe.

 
2008
2012
2012
 

AEO and SSC certificates

Schavemaker awarded AEO and SSC certificates.

AEO and SSC certificates
2013
 
Acquisition of Beentjes Transport and relocation Aircargo

Acquisition of Beentjes Transport and relocation Aircargo

Acquisition of Beentjes Transport Haarlem B.V. doubling the number of departures to Great Britain. Furthermore, Schavemaker Aircargo relocated to new premises in Velsen-Noord.

 
2013
2014
2014
 

New TMS and first EDI link

A new modern Transport Management System was put into operation and at the same time, the first EDI (Electronic Data Interface) link was established.

New TMS and first EDI link
2015
 
Opening of rail terminal in Poland

Opening of rail terminal in Poland

Schavemaker Poland opens entirely new rail terminal in Kąty Wrocławskie.

 
2015