Container Centralen splits into two specialised companies
29 January 2021
For more than 40 years Container Centralen has served its European customers with Reusable Transport Items (RTI’s). However, it has now been announced that the two shareholders of Container Centralen split the organisation to optimise activities.
One company will go on to focus entirely on the horticulture supply chain, while the other will be active in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) supply chain.
According to a statement, the management team of Container Centralen understands and supports the decision to split the company: “We are convinced that this demerger will lead to two specialised companies resulting in the acceleration, expansion, and improvement of their services for customers in the two distinctive supply chains,” it said.
The VGB, the association of Dutch horticultural wholesalers, is the sole shareholder of the horticulture part of Container Centralen in Europe. The current product portfolio of this company will be the CC Container, CC Half-container and the CC Eurocontainer. The name Container Centralen will stay the same, as will its existing services. The staff primarily dedicated to customers in the horticultural industry will work in this company.
Erhvervsinvest (EI), a Danish investment company, is the sole shareholder of the FMCG part in Europe. The product portfolio of this company includes the CC (Euro) Rolly, the CC (Euro) Dolly, the CC Rollcontainer and CC Freshbox. The staff primarily dedicated to customers in FMCG will work in this company.
EI is also owning Pool Service B.V. in Deventer, the Netherlands which manages the pool of CBL crates on behalf of Stichting Versfust. In addition, EI has become the sole shareholder of CC Inc. which serves the horticultural market with Reusable Transport Items in the US.