The company was founded by Henri Essers in 1928 and has since become one of the leading companies in Europe in the field of transport and logistics for such sectors as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and high-quality goods. The company has experienced solid expansion in the last decade, driven by autonomous growth and a number of strategic acquisitions. In 2016, H.Essers reported a turnover of 571 million euros.
The company currently has 950,000 m² of warehouse space, a fleet of 1,460 lorries and 3,050 trailers. The company has over 5,400 employees across 67 branches in 15 countries in Western and Eastern Europe. Along with its headquarters in Genk (Belgium), H.Essers also has a strong presence in Romania.
The strength of the company lies in its asset-based strategy: it is the owner of the transport fleet, warehouses and IT systems. This allows it to maintain optimum control over all strategic processes. The familial character of the company ensures that the lines of decision-making are kept short. This enables H.Essers to respond quickly to the changing demands of its clients and shifts in the international market.