Kloosterboer, founded in 1925, is a market leader in the storage and distribution of temperature controlled products. The company claims to be financially strong, independent and a front-runner in the Cold Storage sector. Kloosterboer Logistics addresses the particular logistical needs of each and every client, providing integrated and cold store independent solutions.
The company was founded in 1925 by Klaas Kloosterboer Senior. He started the Kloosterboer company in Sint Pancras in North Holland. The commercial enterprise dealt in seed potatoes and potatoes for consumers as well as exporting fruit and vegetables.
In 1960 Kloosterboer decides to store food products in cold stores. The first Kloosterboer cold store was built in Elst. Cold stores quickly followed in Etten-Leur and Rotterdam. In 1982 Kloosterboer opens a cold store in Vlissingen. The company started providing shipping services in the Vlissingen harbour. In 1990 the head office relocates from Alkmaar to IJmuiden where there is also the storage and dispatching of frozen fish. In 1991 the company builds a cold store of 75,000 m3 in Rotterdam. 2 years later Kloosterboer International Forwarding starts specialising in shipment services. In 1998 a new cold store is opened in IJmuiden.
In 2003, in collaboration with French fries producer Farm Frites, Kloosterboer opens a new fully automated high-rise cold store with a capacity for 62,000 pallets at Maasvlakte in Rotterdam which is focused on import and export. A new 7 hectare container terminal is opened in 2005 in Vlissingen. In 2009 Kloosterboer acquires Daalimpex adding four locations to its network. Kloosterboer also opens a new cold store in Dutch Harbor (Alaska, United States) and adds a cold store in Bayside (Canada) to its network. A year later, in collaboration with McCain, Kloosterboer opens a new fully automated high-rise cold store with a capacity for 70,000 pallets in Harnes, France.
In 2013 the expansion of the Kloosterboer Delta Terminal is completed at Maasvlakte. It includes the expansion of the automatic high-rise cold store at Maasvlakte 1 with a multi-functional cross dock cold store. On completion, the Kloosterboer Delta Terminal has a total capacity for 70,000 pallets. The conventional cold store receives the BREEAM certificate. In the same year Varekamp Coldstores is acquired, the company continues with the name Varekamp Coldstores Holland B.V. and operates in the fresh products sector. A new cold store is built in Gdansk, Poland, situated right at the entrance of Gdansk’s sea port and has storage capacity of 30,000 pallets.
In 2014 a new supply chain solution in Scandinavia is developed where, in a strategic location in South Sweden, a frozen food hub will be created for different clients. The concept consists of an automatic high-rise cold store with a capacity for 74,000 pallets in combination with, among other things, international transportation, distribution within Scandinavia and customs formalities.
Kloosterboer has fifteen branches operating in the Netherlands, France, Poland, Sweden, Canada and the United States. In total, more than 3,500,000 m3 of storage capacity where more than 500,000 tonnes of goods, both food and non-food, can be stored. Storage capacity consists of conventional cold stores and fully automated high-rise cold stores where we hold more than 500,000 tonnes of products in a temperature range from -25°C to +15°C. The annual throughput capacity is 2,000,000 tonnes.
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