Frigo Group Transport in full swing

Within the Frigo Group, Frigo Group Transport (FGT) in Geldermalsen is in full swing. With Frigo Group Logistics (FGL) at the controls, a lot of frozen transport is provided to and from Frigo Nieuw-Vennep’s cold store. When investing in the fleet, Raymond van den Boogaart says the emphasis is on innovation. “For example, last summer we bought two new DAFs, which brought the number of trucks to 20: one box truck and 19 tractors.”

Combined with dozens of conditioned trailers and tautliners, those tractors cover roughly all of Western Europe. FGT uses about 25 drivers in the process. That the two modern and comfortable DAFs of type XF 450 FT are equipped with flashing lights indicates that they are also suitable for heavy transport. “Steel, for example,” Van den Boogaart explains. “Distributing that through the Netherlands and Belgium is a growth market for us.”
In addition, US air-conditioning manufacturer Carrier has been an important customer for years. “So is Carrier Transicold, which specialises in chillers that enable conditioned transport. Both companies’ factories are in France. FGT handles transport, storage and distribution within the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.”

Quality and continuity
To this end, FGT has a 1,000 m2 warehouse in Geldermalsen and additional storage capacity, which was doubled to 2,000 m2 last year. “It gives a kick to work for such an innovative transport company,” says Van den Boogaart, who started at the Frigo Group as a truck driver but has now been serving as ‘fleet manager and warehouse manager’ for four years. “Why is it that more and more companies are outsourcing the complete logistics handling of frozen and ambient goods flows to us? Because we don’t go for the lowest price but for quality and continuity. We may not be the cheapest, but we are simply very good at what we do. With every order, every trip, we work as efficiently, decisively and flexibly as possible, with our greatest assets being a modern, innovative and sustainable fleet, driven and customer-friendly planners and Dutch drivers.”
Incidentally, Jan Kamphuis has not been active as managing director of FGT and FGL since last summer. Supported by Van den Boogaart and Marco van Acquoij, CEO Margreet van Elderen has taken over his duties.

About the Frigo Group
Together with Frigo Group Nieuw-Vennep, Frigo Group Transport and Frigo Group Logistics form part of the Frigo Group, which has been the number one logistics service provider for frozen goods since 1973. Within this family business, Frigo Group Logistics focuses on the complete logistic handling of deep-frozen and ambient goods flows and Frigo Group Transport is very strong in conditioned transport and transport of e.g. steel and machinery at home and abroad. Frigo Group has a cold store in Nieuw-Vennep with a capacity of 22,000 pallet spaces. Frigo Group Transport and Frigo Group Logistics are based in Geldermalsen. In that location, the Frigo Group also has facilities for dry storage.