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Our story

We understand what it means to start small while having big ambitions and what it takes to meet your customers' high expectations. We also know well what fashion and lifestyle logistics are about and we are ready to help your business grow even further.


Delivering on your promises since 1862

Once started as a local Dutch and Belgium logistics provider for companies in the fashion industry, we have grown into an international logistics company serving many renowned brands across various consumer goods industries.

We leverage our experience and knowledge built over many years, passed from team members to team members, and expanded our activities ever since. Despite our growth and substantially larger business size, we have always kept our spirit of an agile entrepreneur, drive to excel, passion for logistics and culture of putting people first ... since 1862.

Delivering on your promises since 1862

Our history

1862
Bleckmann founded

Benjamin Bleckmann started a transport company for the local textile industry in Oldenzaal, the Netherlands

Bleckmann founded
1983
Belspeed founded

Belspeed, an expert in warehousing and distribution services for fashion and clothing industry was founded in Eupen, Belgium

Belspeed founded
2007
E-commerce operations

E-commerce logistics operations started with the first online retail clients onboard

E-commerce operations
2010
Belspeed management buy-out

Belspeed, that had become a business leader in the Belgium logistics market, was acquired by its management team

Belspeed management buy-out
2012
Hallo Asia!

Bleckmann introduced its services to the Asian market

Hallo Asia!
2014
Bleckmann Fashion and Lifestyle Logistics

Merger of two fashion logistics leaders: Dutch TNT Fashion and Belgian Belspeed. The name Bleckmann was chosen to use for the whole Group

Bleckmann Fashion and Lifestyle Logistics
2014
Welcome to the United Kingdom!

Bleckmann UK operations started with the first distribution center opened

Welcome to the United Kingdom!
2014
Local Hero Network

Bleckmann Local Hero carrier network concept was launched

Local Hero Network
2015
Freight Forwarding

Global Freight Forwarding services were launched

Freight Forwarding
2016
Welcome to the USA!

Bleckmann operations in the United States started with the first distribution center in the 'New World' opened

Welcome to the USA!
2018
Record Black Friday!

Bleckmann breaks its Black Friday record with the strongest output ever

Record Black Friday!
2020
Top 10 logistics provider

Bleckmann has been ranked among Top 10 logistics solutions providers in the Netherlands

Top 10 logistics provider
2021
Consumer electronics logistics

Bleckmann expands its services in the consumer electronics market

Consumer electronics logistics
2021
Hallo Australia!

Bleckmann starts serving its clients who expand to 'Down Under'

Hallo Australia!
2022
The Renewal Workshop

The Renewal Workshop was acquired by Bleckmann, marking a start of a fully circular supply chain proposition

The Renewal Workshop
Our vision
Our vision

Our vision is to enable sustainable growth of fashion, lifestyle & consumer electronics brands through data-driven logistics solutions.

Our mission
Our mission

Our mission is to deliver on the promises that our clients make to their customers.

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