The history of Oostvogels Group BV goes back almost a century. In 1930, at the age of 18, the enterprising Oostvogels Senior started his own company in Achtmaal in Brabant. Where it started with transporting soil to the local swamp, the company soon expanded and horse and wagon were traded in for a real truck. This began the transportation of livestock and agricultural products. After the war, operations resumed with a former army GMC. Shortly afterwards, in 1960, the first new trucks were purchased.
In 1968, Senior officially handed over his business to two of his sons. They tackled the business energetically with four new trucks and the construction of 1,000m2 warehouse. When his brother had to retire in 1989 due to health problems, Johan Oostvogels continued the business on his own. Due to the growth of the company, Oostvogels Group BV later moved to the strategically located industrial estate Logistic Centre Hazeldonk-Meer.
The third generation
In the following years, the growth continued steadily and in 2006, Claudia and Edwin officially took over the company from their father Johan Oostvogels. This makes them the third generation to run the company. The company currently operates 90 tractor units and has a storage area of over 70,000m2 at its disposal in both Belgium and the Netherlands.
Takeover by Neele-Vat
On 1 January 2018, Oostvogels Groep BV was taken over by Neele-Vat logistics. Oostvogels continues to operate under its own name, but is now part of Neele-Vat. Together with Neele-Vat, Oostvogels can better facilitate its customers’ growth and anticipate innovative areas such as digitalisation and sustainability. In turn, Neele-Vat benefits from Oostvogels’ strategic location, packaging possibilities and solid base in feed, food and chemicals industries.