History

ON THE ROAD SINCE 1967

The history of Nijhof-Wassink starts in Wierden (Overijssel). In the sixties of the last century, Harman Nijhof and Evert Wassink there, owned a transport company, each separately. On 1 January 1967 they decided to join forces. Below is the timeline of the Nijhof-Wassink Group with key moments in the history of our transport company Nijhof-Wassink and our Volvo and Renault Truck dealership Nijwa Groep.

01-01-1927

Start Transport company Wassink

01-11-1963

Harman Nijhof starts his own transport company in Wierden

01-01-1967

Nijhof-Wassink established

Harman Nijhof and Evert Wassink decide to join forces

01-01-1968

Sub-dealership Volvo Commercial vehicles in Twente

Expansion of the activities soon follows with the sub-dealership of Volvo Commercial Vehicles in Twente.

01-01-1970

Main dealership Volvo Commercial vehicles

The garage activities continue under the company name Nijwa B.V.

01-07-1980

The sons of Evert and Harman join the company

Erik Wassink and Freddy Nijhof make their entrance.

01-10-1981

Relocation Nijwa to Rijssen

01-01-1982

Nijwa Zwolle is opened

Through the acquisition of the dealership in Northeastern Overijssel Nijwa Zwolle is born.

09-05-1986

Opening office Nijhof-Wassink Rijssen

Relocation of the office building and fleet from Wierden to Rijssen.

01-12-1987

Evert Wassink (r) resigns as director

The co-founder van Nijhof-Wassink joins the Supervisory Board.

01-01-1990

ISO 9002 certification

In 1990 Nijhof-Wassink Transport becomes one of the first transport companies in the Netherlands to be certified according to ISO 9002 quality standards.

07-09-1990

Nijhof-Wassink Sp. z oo is established

Nijhof-Wassink Poland is established for transport activities and the Volvo Trucks dealer activities.

01-01-1992

Freddy Nijhof succeeds Harman Nijhof as CEO

03-12-1993

Opening new office building in Kutno, Poland

Opening of a new building that offers space to the Volvo Trucks dealer activities.

01-07-1995

Acquisition Volvo dealer Tarnowo Podgorne, Poland

Expansion of the Volvo Trucks dealer activities.

04-04-1996

Acquisition Rijssense Transport Centrale

RTC is specialised in international tank transports.

04-04-1996

Start Nijhof-Wassink Germany

With the acquisition of the German RTC-branch in Horstel Nijhof-Wassink is also gaining a foothold in Germany.

01-11-1997

Opening Nowa branch Wies Wielka, Poland

Expansion of the Polish Volvo Trucks dealer activities.

14-01-2000

Opening Rzgow branch (Poland)

Expansion of the Polish Volvo Trucks dealer activities.

01-09-2000

Opening Székesfehérvár branch, Hungary

A new branch for the logistics activities.

01-01-2002

Formation CTT (Combi Terminal Twente) in Hengelo

Nijhof-Wassink is for 25% shareholder of CTT.

01-01-2003

Opening Logistics Center Coevorden

30-06-2005

Harman Nijhof resigns from his positions in management

01-07-2005

Erik Wassink (l) resigns from management

The Nijhof family takes over the shares of the Wassink family.

01-07-2006

Acquisition Viking Trucks

In July 2006 Nijwa acquires Viking Trucks. This creates the current Nijwa-branches in Beilen and Veenoord, Groningen and Veendam.

01-01-2007

Changing of the Guard

Freddy Nijhof (2nd from the right) and Jogé Nijhof (middle) join the Supervisory Board, Albert Hendrikse (1st from the left) becomes CEO of the Nijhof-Wassink Group.

01-06-2011

Opening fifth dealer branch Karski, Poland

26-04-2012

Opening Logistics Center Kutno, Poland

New multimodal terminal is opened with three warehouses of 8,000 m2 each, including container terminal PCC

01-01-2013

Opening of Combi Terminal Twente in Rotterdam

Nijhof-Wassink is for 25% shareholder.

01-07-2013

Acquisition of Renault Commercial Vehicles dealer Jager in Groningen

01-01-2014

Start Nijhof-Wassink Belgium

With the acquisition of Janssens BVBA in Torhout, Belgium, Nijhof-Wassink has her fifth home country.

01-01-2014

Transfer of drivers and fleet Agrifirm

01-02-2014

Expansion of the Executive Board

Erik Schiphorst becomes CEO of our dealer companies.

01-04-2014

Start Nijwa Hengelo

With the acquisition of Peters Commercial Vehicles Nijwa also branches out to Hengelo.

01-09-2014

Opening rail terminal CTT in Bad Bentheim, Germany

Nijhof-Wassink is for 25% shareholder.

05-09-2014

Opening new building Nijwa Zwolle

08-01-2015

Expansion Logistics Center Kutno, Poland

Expansion with two warehouse halls of in total 16,000 m2. The total storage capacity of five warehouse halls is 40,000 m2.

01-03-2015

Relocation Nijhof-Wassink BVBA

Office Nijhof-Wassink Belgium moves from Torhout to Antwerp.

01-11-2015

Opening new head office Nijhof-Wassink Group in Rijssen

01-11-2015

Opening new building Nijwa Hengelo

01-01-2016

Gert-Jan Meijerink CFO

Gert-Jan Meijerink joins management as CFO of the Nijhof-Wassink Group

01-04-2016

Erik Schiphorst (Middle) becomes CEO and Albert Hendrikse (r) joins the Board of Directors

30-09-2016

Expansion Combi Terminal Twente in Rotterdam

Minister Kamp officially opens the expansion of the CTT in Rotterdam, of which Nijhof-Wassink is a 25% shareholder.

01-01-2017

Nijhof-Wassink Group exists 50 years

01-04-2017

Container Terminal Twente (CTT) opens fourth branch in Almelo

Nijhof-Wassink is a 25% shareholder of CTT.

01-04-2018

Start Nijwa Trucks in Drachten

Nijwa Trucks offers maintenance and repair of all truck, commercial vehicle and trailer brands.

01-04-2019

Co-founder Harman Nijhof has passed away

Harman was a passionate and inspired entrepreneur with a great love for the profession. His eye for discipline, order and tidiness has taken our companies far. With Harman Nijhof the Nijhof-Wassink family loses a great inspirator, visionary and ambassador.

23-01-2020

Nijhof-Wassink acquires Ecotrans

Ecotrans is a specialist in bulk and general cargo transport of animal feeds, premixes, fertiliser and other agricultural products,

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