Letter from the board of management
Vos Logistics offers solutions for complex challenges in shippers’ supply chain, empowered by our employees, our innovation capacity, and our customers’ ambitions to team up with Vos Logistics as a sustainable, innovating, and stable logistics partner.
In 2018, Vos Logistics further reinforced the foundations for a healthy future, in large part through turnover growth of 8% to 313 million euros and a 25% rise in EBIT to 10 million euros, confirming our position as a stable logistics player in the European market. Targeted investments and innovations are making Vos Logistics smarter and better, as we build a logistics platform for the future. Our customers want ‘best value for money’, driving us to provide better, faster, and more efficient mobility and storage solutions in the world of tomorrow. We use Lean as a guideline to improve the quality of our processes and to lower the costs. Through our innovation program, we work not only to improve but also to develop new processes and solutions.
In line with our commitment to growth, two acquisitions in 2018 were of strategic importance in shoring up our position in specific markets. In 2019, we will continue on our course of sustainable strategic growth, focused on strengthening our services in the Benelux countries.
There are plenty of challenges for 2019, the year in which Vos will celebrate its 75th anniversary. In today’s turbulent market with political shifts, rising costs, and labor shortages, we will again be alert and respond decisively to developments and possible threats this year, while also seizing any opportunities that may arise.
It is our ambition to facilitate shippers in their development in a rapidly changing market by reducing their complexity. We can only succeed at that with passionate and well-qualified employees, and by using the latest technology. We develop this technology together with partners and in close consultation with our customers. We simplify, whatever it takes. This is what we stand for.
We are grateful for the support and trust we get from all the parties we partner with in building a company with prospects for a healthy future for our employees and our customers alike.
Frank Verhoeven - Ben Vos
Vos Logistics Board of Management