Wemmers sits down with Bunge Loders Croklaan

Oct 2021

Wemmers sits down with Bunge Loders Croklaan

Wemmers Tanktransport speaks with Casper Bakhuis, Supply Chain Delivery Manager at Bunge Loders Croklaan, about their partnership. 

Bunge Loders Croklaan was originally founded in the Netherlands by a Mr Crok in 1843. Back then, the only product the company produced was linseed. Over the years, the range expanded. These days, the company specialises in producing a comprehensive portfolio of oils and fats. Its products are used in chocolate, bakery products and baby food, as well as animal feed and the energy sector. 

Innovation and professionalisation

Casper Bakhuis has been working for this awesome company for four years as part of the Supply Chain Team. As Supply Chain Delivery Manager he leads three teams with a total of twenty-five people, responsible for both Customer Service and Customer Logistics. That’s how he came to know Wemmers Tanktransport. 

‘Bunge Loders Croklaan has been working with Wemmers for more than ten years,’ explains Casper. ‘Because we’ve completely outsourced our transport, we work with several different transporters for our internal and external product streams. Wemmers is the biggest transporter we work with.’
Our partnership with Wemmers intensified when Bunge Loders Croklaan decided to further innovate and professionalise its internal logistics. ‘We already had some sort of preload system in place, but we worked with Wemmers Tanktransport to improve the concept. This reduced the amount of time drivers spend waiting around, improved the quality of the transport, and meant that our products reach our customers more quickly. 

‘The team from Wemmers worked with us to lay a solid foundation,’ Casper continues. ‘We improved our structure and introduced additional processes. We made joint agreements, and specifically recorded administrative actions and physical handling. At our site in Wormerveer, as well as supplying preloaded lorries, Wemmers also became the company that provides onward transport for us. We’re in daily contact with them, and once a fortnight we have a multidisciplinary meeting to evaluate how things are going and see where improvements can be made to make our collaboration even more successful.’

We want to be the best in the market

‘At Bunge Loders Croklaan we strive for optimisation every day. Innovation helps us stay a step ahead of our competitors. Because we want to be the best in our market. Not only must the quality of our products be top-notch, but delivery of our customers’ orders must be on time and flawless. That’s what sets us apart and we do our best to keep it that way. The logistics side of things is a critical component of our customer experience, which makes this collaboration with Wemmers extremely important. The success of the collaboration is based on open communication, flexibility and passion. In addition, when issues arise, both parties are able to work together to find solutions. With a bit of give and take and by putting our common goal at the heart of our relationship we’ve always been able to find solutions that benefit everyone. Wemmers still operates as a true family company. You really notice that in their work. They’re proud, committed and constructive, and that makes them unique. Our relationships with our customers and suppliers are very important to us, and Wemmers Tanktransport feels the same. Basically, both companies are pursuing many of the same characteristics, values and standards, which is what makes our partnership so pleasant and successful