Lubbers Transport Transition of family business

Profile

Lubbers Transport Group is a transport and logistics specialist for the upstream oil & gas sector and provides special transport for the heavy industry and energy sector. It works primarily for operators, (top) service companies and global forwarders in Western and Eastern Europe. Lubbers' activities include road transport and value-added logistics services, such as rigmove services, forwarding and project management, manpower services, rental and storage of equipment. For road transport, Lubbers has a fleet of 175 trucks and 400 special semi-trailers, spread throughout Europe (the Netherlands, UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Romania and Turkey) from 13 bases.

www.lubbers.net

Role as market leader in Europe strengthened

Role as market leader in Europe strengthened

Strategic acquisition of nearest competitor

Strategic acquisition of nearest competitor

Expansion into new markets and services

Expansion into new markets and services

Strategy

  • Collaboration with former majority shareholder/ ultimate benificiary, in a mutually effective partnership
  • Good relationship with buy-out CEO gave AAC a head start in the investment process
  • Market leader in upstream oil & gas transport based on the highest QHSE standards, route network, service levels and reliability
  • High entry thresholds due to high industry standards and certification requirements, specialist material, highly trained staff and required track record
  • Focus on further development of core functions and strengthening market share and operational efficiency during the period of low oil prices
  • Implementation Fleet Management and Transport Management IT
  • Introducing key account management and new service concepts, including a control tower function
  • In 2016, the Special Transport division of Wagenborg in the Netherlands and Germany was acquired to strengthen Lubbers' market position

“Our ambition is to further establish our market leading position in the upstream Oil & Gas transport and logistics services. Our strategy is to accelerate international growth by following our customers to emerging Oil & Gas regions and opening up new bases, whilst we will continue to strive for the highest service levels and QHSE standards. We have been looking for a professional partner to help us realise this strategy and have chosen for AAC. They have a wealth of experience in helping management teams in realising their international growth ambitions.”

Ger Engelsman, CEO Lubbers Transport Group

Investment date

2013 - current

Deal type

Transition family-owned business

Theme

Organic growth

Sales

€ 50 million

Employees

360