History

History

Cuppen Logistics as we know it today started in the early 1900s as a business active in livestock and auction transport and located in the centre of Horst. After the war, Cuppen purchased a number of former army trucks in order to transport consignments faster and more efficiently. In the years that followed, Theo Cuppen’s four sons joined the company. And in 1985, Cuppen moved from the town centre to its current address on Venrayseweg in Horst.

Third generation

In 2000, the third generation of the Cuppen family took control of the business. Marc Cuppen assumed the position of Managing Director and has been assisted by fellow director Michiel Sanders since 2012.

New strategy

In 1985, Cuppen moved from the town centre to its current address on Venrayseweg in Horst. Roughly three years later, due to continued growth, another 1,500 square metres were added to the buildings at the site. In 1987, Cuppen stopped transporting livestock. The company adopted a different strategy. In addition to preserved food products, Cuppen increasingly focused on temperature-controlled transport. Mainly for the fruit and vegetable sector, but also for the chemical industry.

New business activity

Since 2012, Cuppen has also offered its customers a further service in the form of chilled storage for planting material and other products. Due to increasing interest in this activity, Cuppen Coldstore was founded in 2014.