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Goes Transport receives royal predicate during centenary

Goes Transport from De Meern received the 'royal' predicate from mayor Wolfsen on Friday afternoon, during the celebration of the 100 anniversary of the company. It gave a little boost to the already festive weekend, in which the 100 years of Goes Transport history were celebrated with customers, suppliers, colleagues and other relations. The festive Friday was followed by an open house on Saturday morning during which many more professional colleagues were present and family day in which the employees and their families were put in the spotlight.

Co, John, Ad Goes, mayor Wolfsen and Herman Goes

Manager Herman Goes went into the history of the family company, which was originally specialised in regional transport, then national transport and finally international transport. Thanks to the focus on group transport Goes has managed to build a large network of customers, also partially due to the many takeovers Goes has made in its rich history. The full history of the messenger service Hermanus Jacobus Goes started on the 29th of July 1913 with horse and carriage to the many takeovers and the extension of the handling centre, which means that in 2013 there is space for 11,000 pallets and 30 loading docks, can be found at this page.

The mayor of Utrecht, Aleid Wolfsen, also praised the entrepreneurial spirit of the Goes family in his speech. Although the new king has not gotten around to official recognition, he had ordered the mayor to award the royal predicate.

Peter Sierat

Transport Logistic Nederland (TLM) manager Peter Sierat was the third speaker. "The crisis is over. We are living in a new reality. The market conditions are difficult, but I'm convinced that we well get through this with the right entrepreneurship. For Goes Transport this was difficult in the past year. It's difficult when a big customer goes into administration. But I believe that Goes will come out on top once again. We're proud to have a member like Goes and wish the company all the best for the future."

Karl Dürbeck

The last speaker was a German customer, Mr Karl Dürbeck, who has been a Goes Transport customer since 1954. He spoke about the Goes family for convenience, as there are so many 'Goeses' in the company. Karl said thank you for the years for pleasurable cooperation and looks forward to the next 60 years.

Rotterdam was well represented, from left to right: Randolf Aaldijk, Rens de Bruijne, Daan and Hans van der Kooij and John van Duijvenbode

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