Meeus in World War II
A solid basis for a blossoming transport company is soon in place. But it’s not all sweetness and light. During the Second World War, Meeus’ fleet of vehicles is confiscated by the Germans. After the Occupation, a fresh start is made – with just one vehicle.
A new location for Meeus Transport: the Theodorushaven
Following the arrival of son Do Meeus as the new owner of Meeus Transport, there is a move to a new location: the Theodorushaven in Bergen op Zoom. This Industrial Area is booming, attracting large companies such as Cargill, General Electric and Akzo Coatings. When Do Meeus hears that he won’t be allowed to establish his business on the new industrial area because his is a service company, he decides to expand the business…and Mepavex Logistics is born. A company focussed on storage and cross-docking of goods.
Takeover of Hartog & Bikker
In 1997, family company Hartog & Bikker has only one potential successor in the family, but when that son decides the business isn’t for him, another opportunity presents itself for Meeus. On 11 November 1997 Hartog & Bikker, based in Vuren, joins the Meeus Group.
Establishment of Meeus Freight Management
Increasingly, staff at Meeus Transport hear that there is a requirement for wider geographical coverage. So Meeus Freight Management is set up. This arm of Meeus Transport can be used for carriage to European countries other than France.
Acquisition by H.Essers
In 2021, Meeus Transport agrees to a takeover by H.Essers. Toon Meeus, representative of the third generation of the family, leaves the business and hands over responsibility to the Belgian service provider. The name ‘Meeus Transport’ will continue to be used.