DJMiddelkoop has been a trusted logistics partner for customers around Schiphol Airport since 1932. Today we operate in national and international transport of air and sea freight. We are initially a family business with high-quality services for transport, handling and storage of Airfreight, Pharma and High Value.
The first miles
On April 1, 1932, Dionisius Johannes Middelkoop started a regular freight service from Nieuw-Vennep to Rotterdam. The start of D.J. Middelkoop & Zn.
Moving on after WWII
We continued to work during the war, but hid our cars in the hay to protect them. After the war, we briefly worked together with four other small companies calling ourselves 'Velona Autodiensten'.
Here come the sons
Business gets up to speed and sons Nies (photo) and Koen Middelkoop join the company.
A strong woman
Behind every successful entrepreneur is a strong woman. Ria Middelkoop shines next to one of our cars.
Greetings from the Bergsmastraat
We continue to grow and move to a spacious location at industrial area Pionier in Nieuw-Vennep. Together with 15 cars and 20 colleagues.
Beer and paper
In the 1970s, we said goodbye to scheduled services and switched to bulk transport. Heineken was a major client. We opened a branch in Culemborg, when Lutke & Smit - another major client - moved there.
That day we turned 60
At the time of our 60th anniversary, our new warehouse in Culemborg made our branch in Doetinchem redundant. We opened this location in 1987 after the takeover of Pohlman Transport.
Extraordinary air freight
In the early 1990s, we were not yet active in air freight. But we did transport planes by road. And every now and then some helicopters too.
Welcome to Schiphol
Airside Delivery in progress. Cargo is transferred directly from truck to plane. Meanwhile we opened a new branch in the city of Duiven. Middelkoop Duiven became fully independent in 2001.
From 2,000 to 20,000 m²
Building our new venue on the Nieuw-Vennep South industrial area. In 2002 our location on the Lireweg is ready to move into with 8,000m² of storage and 1,800m² of office space. A tailor-made warehouse and strategically located near Schiphol Airport.
Our warehouse in Nieuw-Vennep has more than 2,000 solar panels on its roof. We use 60% of the generated energy ourselves, the rest we supply back to the grid.
Focus on Pharma
We get the wholesale license for our modern Pharma Warehouse. With this, Pharma Gateway Amsterdam gets more than 2,000 m² of conditioned and monitored storage space for medicines and vaccines.
Our nearly ninety-year-old family business continues to invest in a modern organization. With a new positioning and brand design we show exactly who we are and what we stand for.
Ready for the future
Together with our customers and predecessors, we have been writing history for 90 years. Our new signing decorates our warehouse, office, workwear and fleet. And of course this website.
Ready to make history?
Our ambition is clear: excel together with customers to make logistics chains stronger. We are happy to show you what 'Cooperational Excellence' can bring you.