AGRO Merchants Group to Acquire ADB Cool Company B.V. in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Acquisition will add to Company’s infrastructure to support fruit/produce flows globally and further bolster its expertise in the temperature controlled logistics sector.

AGRO Merchants Group
We are proud to become part of the AGRO Merchants family. Their global strategy will allow us to support our customers in multiple locations and provide valuable opportunities for our employees.

AGRO Merchants Group has announced the addition of ADB Cool Company B.V. (ADB) located near Rotterdam, The Netherlands to its portfolio. The Company’s latest partnership with ADB will increase the range of solutions, commodity expertise and locations to the AGRO Merchants Group network. ADB specializes in the fruit logistics sector where it provides a comprehensive solutions offering, including: inbound transport, warehousing, inspections, repacking, retail labeling, and other value-added services.

Carlos Rodriguez, Partner and President of AGRO Merchants Europe said, “ADB is a family business with strong values, great culture, and a focus on innovation. They recently implemented an automated grape cutting line. We share the same vision and are honored to have ADB as part of our team. Alex and Jacqueline de Bruijn will continue to manage all aspects of the company. ADB will reinforce AGRO’s position in the Rotterdam area, including commodity growth efforts and strategy to support our customers’ trade flows in conjunction with our other European, U.S. and South American operations.”

Alex de Bruijn, Managing Director of ADB stated, “We are proud to become part of the AGRO Merchants family. Their global strategy will allow us to support our customers in multiple locations and provide valuable opportunities for our employees. We will start immediately an expansion of 8,000 sqm in our current complex in Westland and plan to work closely with other companies in the group to enhance our service offerings.”

ADB Cool Company is a family business founded more than 80 years ago to support cooling and storage of Westland grapes and lily bulbs. ADB successfully developed additional capabilities to handle other products and continues to grow within the fruit sector. ADB has storage capacity of 14,000 pallets and 160,000 m3 with multiple rooms to handle a wide variety of temperatures including deep-frozen. Service offerings include: repacking, quality inspections, ripening, flow packing, grape cutting and others. Quality certifications include BRC Storage & Distribution, IFS Logistics, ISO 9001:2008, SKAL and AEO.

About AGRO Merchants Group

AGRO Merchants Group is focused on providing innovative cold chain solutions on a global basis by partnering with the highest quality family-operated businesses and creating new, reliable, and integrated trade networks to help its customers grow. The company invests in modern assets, industry-leading technologies, and value-added service offerings to ensure the highest quality supply chain management standards in the industry. For additional information, please visit AGRO’s website at http://www.agromerchants.com

AGRO Merchants Group Press Contact:

Bart van de Glind                    
Benedenboven                     
Parmentierstraat 9                    
3772 MS Barneveld                    
Netherlands                         
bart(at)benedenboven.nl                     
+31 (0) 342 411 311

Steve Denker
TopRight Partners
950 East Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta Plaza, Suite 2195
Atlanta, GA. 30326
sdenker(at)toprightpartners.com
+1 404 631 6929 x103

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