The Pattyn family has sold its business to its top executive, who has been at the helm of the group since the summer of 2017. “The collaboration with him has been constructive, pleasant but also quite challenging from day one. Substantial investments were made in 2018 and 2019 to professionalise the group. We are reaping the benefits this year, even in corona times. A buy-out felt good for the family and, together with the CEO, the continuity was guaranteed on the continuation of what we can still call a life’s work since 1967. Now we are going to focus on industrial real estate”, explains former owner Bart Pattyn.
According to new owner Serge Gregoir, not much will change in the company after this takeover. “Above all, we will continue to do what we have done over the past three years: become the logistics challenger in Europe.”