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.
In a world turned upside down - because of the corona crisis - we are glad that we are still on the move. Of course it is not business as usual, but all our trucks are driving like before. We act as flexible as possible to help you as well as we can, of course in line with the high safety precautions that are applicable now - to assure that the work is done safely. For now, all the best, stay healthy and let’s hope that everything will be normalised soon.
Tom van der Mark is our youngest (inter)national truck driver (after working for a while in our warehouses in Oud-Beijerland) and his sister Patricia is in her element at the Customer Servicedesk of VDM. We successfully recruited some new talents; Dennis van der Mespel started as National Planner and Kees Kooij is our experienced general ledger administrator. An extra mechanic to support our fleet is still on our wish list.
VDM is a family business and so is Oegema Transport in Dedemsvaart (near the German border). Simon van der Mark: “We share the same working attitude and customer focus. We have agreed to exchange cargo every now and then to come to route optimisation to the benefit of all.” The two companies together stand for more than 200 years of experience in logistics!
VDM has strengthened its management team with the coming of Marco Stolk. “This is of great importance for the future plans of VDM,” states Simon van der Mark. “We are growing and professionalising and Marco brings a lot of experience and seniority.” Marco Stolk worked for years as Group Manager Logistics & Quality Management for the PACOMBI GROUP.
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!