We warmly welcome you to this temporary website of Kuehne+Nagel Road Logistics Nederland (the Netherlands), the former Road and Logistics Solutions divisions of Koninklijke Rotra. As of the 1st of January 2020, both divisions have been taken over by Kuehne+Nagel. On this website, we will inform you on the background of this take-over and the developments of the integration so far. Here you can also find all relevant product information, our opening hours, general conditions and contact details.
A wave of consolidations is proceeding at the groupage road transport networks in Europe. Independent medium-sized parties are increasingly being taken over by multinationals. Moreover, we observe that some less substantial forwarders do not have access to the financial means to keep sufficiently investing in networks and digital innovations. As a consequence, Rotra slowly but surely ran out of possibilities to maintain an independent network. Kuehne+Nagel, at the same time, had already for several years been investing in its road transport network, in particular in groupage transport. When both parties met just over a year ago, it soon became obvious they needed to join forces. This eventually led to Kuehne+Nagel taking over the road transport and logistics activities. The other Rotra operations (Air, Ocean and CTD) will continue on an independent basis.
Currently, the integration of the teams of Rotra Road and Logistics and of Kuehne+Nagel Overland is taking place. The name of this business unit will be Kuehne+Nagel Road Logistics. The site in Duiven will close in 2021. Its activities will be moved to Doesburg. The sites in Moerdijk and Nieuw-Amsterdam will still be operational. IT systems will be connected or integrated. An important step in the integration process is the connecting of the Kuehne+Nagel (distribution) networks to important countries. The connection to the United Kingdom has been almost established and other countries will follow. The general principle in doing so is the maintaining or even improving of the service that the clients of Rotra where accustomed to. The name Rotra will not yet disappear. The truck cabs will soon bear the logo and name of Kuehne+Nagel, but the trailers will keep the famous Rotra logo for a while, although a reference to Kuehne+Nagel will be added. New trailers and trailers that need their canvases to be replaced will get a Kuehne+Nagel makeover. During the summer, the site in Doesburg will be provided with the Kuehne+Nagel branding and the personnel of Road Logistics will receive a Kuehne+Nagel email address. However, the familiar contact persons and personal approach will be left unchanged. That also applies to the goal: Controlled growth and top-level service!