Het ontstaan van ons familiebedrijf
In 1991 begon Anne Bakker met Bakker Transport, gewoon vanaf de zolderkamer in zijn eigen huis. Kijk ons nu eens: we zijn uitgegroeid tot een bedrijf met meer dan 150 medewerkers! Wij richten ons op transport en opslag van levensmiddelen en zijn altijd op zoek naar slimme manieren om onze opslag nóg efficiënter en ons wagenpark nóg duurzamer te maken. Want we geloven dat we alleen door te blijven innoveren, samen de weg naar een duurzaam succes kunnen vinden.
Attic in Heerenveen
In 1991, Mr A. Bakker started his transport business from his attic. He arranged freight transport for clients without having an own lorry. The assignments he received were placed with other transport companies.
His first own trailers
Growth in the supply of cargo prompted the purchase in 1995 of the first trailers, which were pulled by fixed charters and used mainly for international destinations.
Driving of first pile Food Grade Warehouse
October 2014 saw the driving of the first pile by the third Bakker generation. The building plot measures 10,000 square metres, of which 5,400 square metres will accommodate a 13m-high warehouse with offices. The warehouse will be fitted out with mobile pallet-racking systems, enabling a 90% load degree.
Opening and relocation current location
1998 marked the opening of the Bakker cold-storage warehouses on the IBF industrial estate, from which we continue to operate. During the first years, the facility was used mainly for the storage of frozen products, such as fish and meat, for our clients. Later, under the influence of changing market needs, the focus shifted to providing our clients with a full service by offering complete warehousing activities.
Specialist in faraway destinations
At the beginning of this century, Bakker Transport & Warehousing was a specialist in long-distance road haulage. Carrying high-value goods and fresh produce, weekly trips were made to destinations such as Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. The Bakker lorries criss-crossed the continent. (Photo: Hassan II Mosque Casablanca Morocco)
More in the region
Changing market needs prompted us in 2007 to focus more on regional distribution and transport. With rising competition on the faraway destinations and prices coming under pressure, our area of operations gradually centred more on the Benelux and parts of Germany, although the other destinations are of course still served by our international shipping department.
Purchase first CryoTech
The first CryoTech cooling unit was purchased from Thermo King Transportkoeling in 2012. CryoTech represents a new generation of cooling units, using a CO2 cooling system. This innovation is whisper quiet and has no negative impact on the environment. It is one of the systems that we use to achieve sustainable operations. Towards a cleaner environment.
Driving of first pile cold-storage warehouse
This year, one hectare of land was purchased on the IBF industrial estate in Heerenveen. The second Bakker generation witness the driving of the first pile in the construction of a new logistics centre. Bakker Transport & Warehousing still remains based at this strategic location today.
Opening Food Grade Warehouse
Mr T. van der Zwan, the mayor of Heerenveen, officially opened the Food Graded Warehouse of Bakker Transport & Warehousing on 2 May 2015. New challenges await Bakker. Agreement has recently been reached with the Municipality of Heerenveen on the purchase of an additional 12,000 m² of land. This space will be used for lorry parking, the building of an own refuelling station and, in time, expansion of the structural facilities.
October 1, 2016 Bakker Transport and Warehousing celebrated its 25th anniversary. In 25 years, Bakker transport & Warehousing has developed in a continuous upward trend. From an attic room in 1991 to a solid million-dollar company in the anniversary year of 2016. At the beginning of 2016, the next step was taken in the further expansion of this fast-growing Frisian company.
The jubilee party was held in the newly realized Food Grade warehouse. The new building plot on the industrial estate De Kavels has an area of 13,000 m2. Of this, 5,400 m2 has been built with a modern warehouse of 13 meters high.
3RD EXPANSION IN 3 YEARS
The fact that the company is growing fast is evident from the fact that this new building follows soon after the commissioning of a new warehouse in 2015 and 2016. These buildings are now so well filled that a further increase in storage and transhipment capacity is necessary . This means that Bakker is prepared for the future and can continue and improve the service to existing and new clients. This increases the storage capacity to 40,000 pallet places
BAKKER TRANSPORT & WAREHOUSING WINS VFO 2019!
On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the final of the Election Frisian Company of the Year 2019 took place in Dokkum. Commissioner of the King, Arno Brok presented the prize to Arjen Hoekstra of winner Bakker Transport & Warehousing. The jury praises the company because it is held in high esteem by the staff, it is a jewel and showpiece of the sector and because the company is financially and organisationally like a warehouse.
Commissioning location Comet
The brand new warehouse and offices will be taken into use at the beginning of 2021. The warehouse at the Komeet location has a direct connection with the Venus location by realizing a dam in the ditch between the two locations. Bakker Transport & Warehouse has a warehouse capacity of 60,000 pallet places after the comet location has been taken into use. In 2022, the roof of the warehouse will be fitted with a total of 10,000 square meters of solar panels.