Press release HB-Rts

HB RTS announces the acquisition of CC European Retail

12 May 2022

Utrecht, The Netherlands

HB RTS (HB) announces today that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of CC European Retail (CC-Retail), a leading rental and pooling provider of returnable transport items (RTIs) in the European food supply chain, from the Danish private equity fund Erhvervsinvest.

The acquisition increases HB’s available fleet of assets to 9 million RTIs and significant expands the scope of the HB footprint and solutions for its client base. The combined business now has pan-European operations and offers a wide range of RTI rental, washing and logistics solutions, with core segments being reusable crates, pallets and rolling RTIs. Through this strategic step, HB will continue to find more efficient and cost-effective RTI solutions for its diverse customer base.

André van Brummen, CEO of CC-Retail: “After a very exiting period, creating a stand-alone company, together with Erhvervsinvest, we now have a company which is ready for further international development. We are very happy with this opportunity that provides the possibility for faster growth and development of new products and operational services for our customers.”

Léon Rust, CEO of HB: “We are very excited about this transaction. The companies both have their own strengths and are highly complementary. Together we can offer customers a more diversified and complete “one-stop shop” and truly unburden them when it comes to RTIs across Europe. CC-Retail is an important add-on in the strategy of HB.” 

About HB

HB, founded in 2008, provides an integrated offering of RTI rental, washing and logistics services to a diverse and blue-chip customer base in the Dutch food and beverage supply chain, ensuring the safe and sustainable transport of consumable products from suppliers to consumers. The main RTIs handled by HB are plastic crates and pallets, which serve as essential load carriers for products being transported from production locations to distribution centres, foodservice outlets and supermarkets across the Netherlands.

These reusable load carriers are critical assets within the circular economy, ensuring reliable and efficient transport, while minimising the use of single-use, one-way packaging in a variety of fast-moving supply chains. With an asset pool of 2.8 million RTIs and a network of 10 strategically located washing and logistics facilities across the country, HB provides vital RTI logistics infrastructure and an integrated one-stop shop solution for its customers.

Vacancy Demand Planner

What will you do

The central planning department ensures that all Reusable Transport Item (RTI) orders for a wide range of appealing customers can be delivered every day. Together with your colleagues, you are responsible for planning the availability of RTI’s. You allow all flows to connect seamlessly, and you connect well with, among other things, our drivers and customers.

You have an important role in upholding quality, reliability and service, and you know how to live up to our excellent reputation in our RTI management. So you are only satisfied when our people and RTI’s have been used optimally, and the customers are really happy.

You work with the BlueRock planning system.

  • Responsible for daily scheduling Operations, act on deviations
  • Responsible for correct Master data management
  • Check on correct processing of the application
  • Contact person for Bluerock
  • Regular contact with our BI department
  • Actively working on Continuous improvement together with Bluerock
  • Create proposals for purchase of items based on Bluerock Forecasting


  • Curious
  • Analytical
  • Self starter
  • Service minded & good communication skills
  • Stress resilient

Education & knowledge

  • HBO/Master in Logistics preferably with statistic / data Algorithm specialization
  • Knowledge on forecasting, scheduling and planning tools
  • Demonstrable work experience in a similar position
  • Dutch & English

Interested? Send an email to

New company address for D.A.CH region

Last year Container Centralen A/S (CC) specialized its activities in separate companies and CC European Retail was founded. Still as a result of this split, we have now changed our company address and telephone number for our D.A.CH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). Please change your records accordingly.

New address and telephone number

CC European Retail D.A.CH GmbH
D–40211 Düsseldorf
+49 21 198 70 9904

Please note that this address has no house number; ‘Dreischeibenhaus’ without an addition is correct.

Old address
Peter-Müller-Straße 3
D-40468 Düsseldorf

A next step in this process of change will be to change the company name to a new name without the abbreviation CC, as this still refers to the old company. We will inform you about this later this year.

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