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.

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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A brave new company

We are proud to inform you about the establishment of a new company, CC European Retail. This is the result of a split of the activities of Container Centralen. We are convinced that by transfer of the retail activities to CC European Retail, we will be able to serve our customers in the best and most dedicated way possible.

Specialist in retail

CC European Retail will be focusing on our retail products like the CC Rolly/CC Dolly, CC Eurorolly, CC Eurodolly, the relevant adaptor trays, the CC Rollcontainer, the CC Minitainer and CC Freshbox, (the various types of CBL-crates 7,8,11,15,17 and 23) and the matching services. These retail products have also been transferred from Container Centralen A/S to CC European Retail A/S.

CC European Retail is happy to welcome you! We are looking forward to exploring new ways to stimulate and organize the efficient re-use of packaging together with you.