Royal Reesink and Meerman join forces

Royal Reesink and Meerman join forces

Today, the 29th July 2019, the Meerman Group from Vlaardingen became part of Royal Reesink. Meerman is best known as the exclusive distributor of Kubota earthmoving machines and is specialised in the sale, rental and maintenance and service of these machines. Meerman is also active in the field of crash barrier constructions and collision protection systems.

Meerman is a close-knit family business with 28 employees, which knows and truly understands its customers. This perfectly fits in with Royal Reesink’s working method and culture. Gerrit van der Scheer, Royal Reesink’s CEO: "We fully understand that customers need the best quality, service and convenience. Offering our customers complete peace of mind is at the top of our list of priorities. And we share that with Meerman’s team". The current successful management team, consisting of Ilse Meerman, Koen Meerman and Victor van den Berg, will continue to drive the business operations.

This step offers new opportunities for Meerman. Ilse Meerman, member of the Meerman management team: "Royal Reesink is an ambitious and (financially) powerful organisation with which we can continue to grow and provide our customers with an even better service. It also gives us the opportunity to offer a wider range of products, in line with our current products, both in sales and within our Meerrent rental company. Just like Meerman, Royal Reesink also has a long history of working with dealer organisations. This is an aspect where we can mutually strengthen each other”.

Lourens Meerman, as a second generation family member, has guided the company's growth into what it is today: "Of course we, Koen, Ilse and I, thought long and hard about this step, but it was ultimately Royal Reesink’s exact same mentality and entrepreneurial spirit which convinced us to work together for the future".

The Meerman Group consists of three companies:

  • Meerman Machines bv; importer of, for example, Kubota earthmoving machines.
  • Meerrent bv; lessor of Kubota earthmoving machines.
  • Meerman Technisch Buro bv; supplier and installer of guardrail constructions, collision protection systems, fences and street furniture.

Ambitious global player
Royal Reesink is one of the largest - and still growing - international distributors of machines and associated components. Intended for landscape maintenance, agriculture, civil engineering and warehouse design. The more than 2,100 worldwide employees are spread across more than 30 companies. They all have one thing in common: a passion for machines, common sense and entrepreneurial spirit. Royal Reesink’s CEO Gerrit van der Scheer: “We are taking an important step in the development of our earthmoving activities together with Meerman. We are also very happy with the addition of Kubota to our product range. We have a great deal of confidence in this new partnership”.

A separate division is also being set up in addition to Reesink Construction Equipment: Reesink Compact Construction Equipment. Meerman will form an integral part of this. The two divisions will continue to operate completely independently of each other. Mr Ben Kemp, Board member of Construction Business Royal Reesink, together with Meerman’s Board of Directors, will take responsibility for the development of the combined activities.

The close ties between the Belgian company (De Bruycker-Kemp) and the Dutch companies (Hans van Driel B.V. and the Kemp Group) will result in a strong, competitive and future-proof organisation within the Benelux countries.

The press release is published in Dutch and English. In case of conflict between the Dutch and English versions, the Dutch version shall prevail.