To encourage and promote international cooperation between Dutch and Romanian companies, Her Excellency Ms. Tanja van Gool (the Dutch ambassador to Romania), Mr. Bernard Wientjes (President of the Dutch employers organisation VNO-NCW), Mr. Simon Smith (Director General of International Relations, Ministry of Economic Affairs) and a business delegation, visited several Romanian companies and the Romanian government. Part of the trip was also a visit to Wim Bosman Romania.
Wim Bosman has been present in Romania since 1992 and was one of the first Dutch investors in the until 1989 communist country. The A-Class 10.000 m2 warehouse and modern office facilities were built in the Ploiesti Industrial Park, a perfect location, close to Bucharest but without the heavy traffic congestion.
Wim Bosman in recent years has rapidly developed into one of the largest logistics service providers in the region and has ambitious growth plans for the coming year. It was therefore not a strange choice to select Wim Bosman for a visit as an example of a successful Dutch investment in Romania.
The agenda for the visit consisted of a presentation and discussion of the bottlenecks for foreign companies in Romania and a visit to the warehouse of Wim Bosman. The presentation and discussion given by Mr. Mario Schoofs (CCO Wim Bosman Group) and Mr. Emil Ion (Managing Director Wim Bosman Romania) clearly set out how Wim Bosman in recent years established a presence in the Romanian market and how it successfully dealt with these bottlenecks. Spearheads are long term investments, creative solutions and investment in relationships with national authorities.
The ultimate aim of the visit is the development of Romania as the 'Gateway to Eastern Europe ', where the port of Constanta on the Black Sea can take on a similar role as Rotterdam in Western Europe. Wim Bosman supports this goal to the fullest and in recent years has regularly taken the lead in facilitating this development.