Van der Mark is a provider of logistic services that carries on where others leave off. We do this by combining modern technology with the best of the past. "A deal is a deal; that was true a hundred years ago when my great-grandfather started the business and I believe this is still true today," says Simon Van der Mark. "Of course we do innovate and implement changes because the transport industry is in constant motion. This requires an ongoing improvement process, maximum flexibility and adaptability so that the services provided are always perfectly in line with the logistic needs and processes of our customers. Everything we do is about transparent communication and mutual respect. We are fully prepared to meet every logistic need of our customers."
From one single dogcart to thousands of HP
In a century's time, VDM has grown into a reputable, (inter)national carrier and warehouse specialist that has become an increasingly important link in the European logistic chain.
Since 2000, Simon Van der Mark - the fourth generation - is at the helm of a well-respected company that is active all around the globe.
Right now we also operate distribution centres in Wijchen and Rotterdam, but from August 2018 on we will have centralised all logistic activities in Oud-Beijerland. We had the opportunity to rent another 11.000 square meters at De Bosschen, where we also have our headquarters and warehouses. “This way we can improve our operational effectiveness,” says Simon van der Mark.
There will be a great shortage of truck drivers the coming years. Simon: “That’s why I accepted the invitation of the STC to give this guest lecture. I have been driving for many years and I want to tell these youngsters what a great job this is. I am quite sure that there are some talented candidates here that can start straightaway at VDM as soon as they have got their diploma.”
This three minute movie gives you a good impression of what we do on a daily basis at Van der Mark. You will recognise that we are no actors, but we are used to serve our customers to the max as possible and that is what we want to show to you. Logistics is running through our vanes!