Ter Riele Transporten
At the spot in Wilp where Bart ter Riele established a transport service for agricultural products in 1927, a third generation of his family continues to expand the firm. Ter Riele Transport now has a fleet of 32 lorries and a workforce of 50; it is the number one transport company in the east of the Netherlands, handling the temperature-controlled transport of flowers and plants, livestock, ADR transport and the storage of hazardous substances. Everything is managed from two branches in Wilp and Bemmel.
In terms of livestock transport, Ter Riele specialises in pigs and piglets, animals that are sensitive to stress, temperature and hygiene. Poor transport conditions can result in injury, a weakened immune system, loss of weight and poorer quality meat. To prevent this, the company operates livestock lorries that are fully enclosed, providing a warm, well-ventilated space for the animals. Pigs are transported for dealers and slaughterhouses in the Netherlands and Germany.
Following the takeover of De Wilde Transport in 1996, temperature-controlled transport was added to Ter Riele’s range of services. The company shifts flowers and plants for growers, flower auctions, wholesalers and retailers in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. It also transports chilled and fresh food products for supermarkets. Whether it is moving a full load or a single pallet, it has a network of trusted partners to back it up.
Hazardous substances (ADR)
Following the takeover of Dirk Booij in Terwolde, transport of fireworks was also added to the company’s portfolio. Other hazardous substances soon followed. Ter Riele complies with regulations for the storage of PGS-9 and PGS-15 substances, including volatile, combustible, corrosive substances, resin, aerosols, and tanks for storing medicinal oxygen. This combination of transport and storage of hazardous substances, and associated VAL activities, is unique. In 2016, a high security warehouse was opened in Wilp, offering a wide variety of storage and capacity possibilities.
Ter Riele has mapped out a green strategy. Its modern lorries boast quiet, energy-saving engines that can run on renewable, HVO diesel, which reduces Co2 emissions by 90%. Solar panels on its warehouse and offices assure self-sufficient in energy, with surplus electricity going to the national grid.
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