Belgian mobility group Hansea and Dutch passenger transport specialists Munckhof join forces. With 3,000 experts in national and international passenger transport, the group aspires to become the strongest mobility network in the Benelux. Their effort is driven by investments in sustainability, service quality and innovation.
Both partners share a passion for people and mobility. Whereas Hansea uses the slogan ‘People in e-motion’, Munckhof’s motto is ‘Mensen maken Munckhof’, meaning that Munckhof owes its success to people. Hansea is the Belgian market leader in all forms of bus transport: public transport, school and staff transport as well as coach services. Munckhof is a household name in the Netherlands for all types of transport involving taxis, buses, planes and trains. Together they will form a network with 50 locations in the Benelux that caters to the mobility needs of 47 million people per year. In this new partnership, both companies will exchange their knowledge and experience in terms of passenger transport and international business travel.
A joint investment in the mobility of tomorrow
Individually Hansea and Munckhof are significant players in Belgium and the Netherlands respectively. By pooling their resources, Hansea and Munckhof can cater even better to an ever-changing market that demands sustainable investments in all types of national and international passenger transport.
Hansea acquires 100% of the shares of Munckhof Group BV. Hansea is a portfolio company of DWS Infrastructure, a European investment fund with a focus on long-term investments and sustainability. Munckhof’s current shareholders Tom Roefs, Jos Poortinga and Patrick Straetemans will become co-shareholders in Hansea while remaining in place as the Board of Directors of Munckhof. The transaction is yet to be approved by the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Market (ACM).
Our joint future
In the future the new mobility network will be able to offer even better, more sustainable and innovative solutions thanks to synergy, economies of scale and investment power. The service and activities both customers and staff are accustomed to will remain guaranteed.
Munckhof CEO Tom Roefs: “We are very proud to join forces with Hansea in order to form one of the largest organisations in terms of the mobility of people in the Benelux. This partnership will accelerate our ambitions to grow, become more sustainable and invest even more resources in quality and innovation. The intensive sharing of knowledge and economies of scale are important preconditions to make this happen. We see wonderful opportunities for our taxi, coach and travel activities.”
Hansea CEO Joris Larosse: “We welcome our colleagues from Munckhof to the Hansea fold. Their experience in taxi, tour and travel greatly enriches our range of mobility solutions. I am looking forward to the mix of passion, commitment and expertise of our 3,000 professionals in the Benelux network, where people and mobility are always central.”
Facts & figures of the new mobility network
- Meets the mobility needs of 47 million passengers per year with 2,250 vehicles
- Invests in sustainable mobility, among others through zero-emission vehicles
- Boasts 3,000 experts in mobility
- Operates from 50 locations in the Benelux
- Travels 88 million kilometres per year
- Realises an annual turnover of €259 million
- Books 150,000 plane tickets per year
- Is backed by its strong shareholder DWS, which invests in infrastructure and mobility and boasts a global portfolio of over €1 trillion