DS Smith

DS Smith

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Koopman certainly is a reliable partner

Rudy Alderweireldt, Logistics & warehouse coordinator Belgium

While the relationship between DS Smith Belgium and Koopman is still relatively new, it holds great promise for the future. The Ghent-based branch has been making use of Koopman Cargo services since April 2019. Logistics & warehouse coordinator Belgium Rudy Alderweireldt explains about this business relationship.

New relationship

Five to six Koopman trailers leave DS Smith Ghent for the Netherlands on a daily basis nowadays. So why depend on a large transport company like Koopman for such a relatively small consignment? “It's not a particularly big one for us either”, says Rudy Alderweireldt. "Approximately 4% of what we transport. Until recently, we did business with a single transporter. But that needed to change. On the one hand, because you do not want to be totally dependent on a single party, and on the other because competition is healthy. As DS Smith Netherlands had already worked with Koopman and was very positive, we too decided to opt for Koopman.

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As DS Smith Netherlands had already worked with Koopman and was very positive, we too decided to opt for Koopman.

Alderweireldt is extremely satisfied about the quality offered by Koopman: "Professional, accurate and with great expertise. They certainly are a reliable partner. Of all the consignments delivered by Koopman for us so far, there may be two or three that were late. Not that they could do anything about it; sometimes the traffic just doesn't cooperate.

About DS Smith

DS Smith is a leading supplier of corrugated cardboard packaging materials and a specialist in plastic packaging materials. The company is active in 37 countries and employs more than 31,000 people. DS Smith has a recycling company that collects and reuses paper and corrugated cardboard for the production of corrugated cardboard packaging materials. Furthermore, DS Smith produces a number of types of plastic packaging materials.

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