Jo Timmermans, the founder of Timmermans transport & logistics, was born in Diessen on 25 August 1912. The oldest son in a family of 5 children.
The first steps to an entrepreneurial future were taken. As a 12 year old boy, Jo Timmermans who just left primary school, went with his father to buy straw for reselling on the local market.
Not even 20 years old, Jo Timmermans registered its company at the chamber of commerce and started the company J.A.C. Timmermans. Core business at the time was wholesale straw trading.
Start trading in fertilizer. In the first year Jo Timmermans traded 2200 ton, equivalent to 8 ships of 270 ton. Also the trade in calcic for agricultural purposes was one of his expertise, trading up to 40 till 50 train wagons per week.
Expanding to trade on the trademarket in Rotterdam, where trading straw and also corn on a much bigger scale
Mr. Timmermans bought his first second-hand truck what has offered him better trading opportunities.
Timmermans was the biggest straw supplier of the Netherlands.
Jo Timmermans built his first warehouse for storage where the fleet had already grown to seven trucks which were transporting straw from Belgium and France.
Change in policy, as the market of straw changed and the need for transport and storage evolved, Jo Timmermans changed the core business from trading to logistics.
Changing to logistics was successful, in 10 years Timmermans had grown to 20.000 sq.m storage space, 15 trucks and 24 employees.
Royal recognition for strong commitments to regional, national and international social support.
Transferring the company to its son, Jan Timmermans.
Take-over transporting company “In ‘t Veld” in Etten-Leur, strategically located closer to the harbor of Rotterdam.
Henriette Timmermans takes over the business after her beloved husband Jan Timmermans had passed away.
75th anniversary of Timmermans transport & logistics.
Timmermans goes Lean & Green.
Timmermans transport & logistics celebrating its 80 years of existence.
Although we started with a small number of SKUs stored and shipped at Timmermans, we have always been treated as an important customer. They have created custom solutions to meet our needs and have always resolved issues quickly. Timmermans will remain a key partner to us as our operations in Europe continue to grow in the coming years.
Michigan Industrial Tools – Brennen Volbeda
We think it’s great how Timmermans is willing to work with us and accommodate Amika based on our customer’s feedback. The online portals offered are a huge help for someone who works with customer service almost daily, I think this specifically is something I see as a great tool that Timmermans provides.
Amika – Emily Bilat
The flexible and hands-on mentality of Timmermans is a good match for the rapidly changing e-commerce business MedicAnimal is in. Their team of operational managers and logistics engineers is constantly reviewing the operation, to see where we can gain efficiency and how our rapid growth can be supported, all in the most cost efficient way.