Our mission

 

De Rocker Logistics wants to be the partner of choice for temperature-controlled logistics services in the Benelux by means of accrued expertise, innovation leadership, and focus on our customers and our people

 

Every day we're building for growth and the future of De Rocker Logistics. We do this with passion, know-how, and respect for our customers. De Rocker Logistics strives to be an inclusive organization that proactively identifies and manages socioeconomic factors affecting our business on a daily basis. Temperature-controlled storage and distribution of food products are our specialties. Our new distribution center in Zele consolidates 70 years of expertise in logistics and also focus on the future in which we see an important role for sustainable logistics.

Our vision

As a dynamic logistics company we have a clear vision to realize our professional ambitions and objectives. At the Rocker Logistics we cherish ambitions of growth and values of quality and project involvement to satisfy our customer's demand for logistics excellence based on the following core values:

  • Respect – for our customers, partners, environment and each other
  • Customer focused – you are the reason we exist, you deserve an excellent customized service 
  • Team spirit – based on our growth mindset, we help and learn from each other all the time
  • Integriteit – honesty and authenticity ensure clear and open communication 
  • Result-oriented – reliable services, fariness, flexibility and customer-friendlines 

Investing in the future

A young, "green" fleet, new warehouse and transport management systems, modern logistic tools such as scanning, on-board computers, track & trace, ... make De Rocker Logistics ready for the future.

In the autumn of 2020, we will move to the Industrial Area Wijnveld in Zele. The new distribution center in Zele will double our storage capacity and provide extra space for cross-dock operations. The strategically central location along the E17 gives us the opportunity to respond to customer demand on the Belgian, Dutch and Luxembourg markets and to further expand our daily distribution network to retail and wholesale.

Our history

Since 1953, De Rocker Logistics has guaranteed a high-quality and personal service to partners from various sectors. Today, we are an innovative company specializing in temperature-controlled storage and transport of food products and we strive to be the logistics partner par excellence throughout the Benelux. To reach this point, we have already come a long way.

  • 1953 - 1982

    Albert De Rocker

    Did you know that in the early years, in addition to food, we also transported fuel, styrofoam and bleach? Back then, De Rocker Logistics was better known as Transport De Rocker from Wetteren. Under Albert De Rocker's leadership, the company began to build up expertise in temperature-controlled food logistics. We are very proud to still serve one of our original customers, Algist Bruggeman. For decades, we have also distributed the chocolate of Barry Callebaut (the largest chocolate producer in the world) throughout the Benelux at the right temperature and with the utmost care.

  • 1982 - 2006

    Denise De Rocker

    Thanks to Denise De Rocker, who succeeded her father in the 1980s, the logistic services were further extended to refrigerated storage. The site in Wetteren was expanded to include a temperature-controlled warehouse with a truck wash in 1989. Denise built subsequently a refrigerated high-bay warehouse in 1990. In addition, De Rocker was awarded the ISO quality label as early as 1996.

  • 2006

    Rudy Denutte

    In 2006, a West Flemish, energetic, innovative wind of change blew from the Port of Antwerp through the company. Rudy Denutte, the former owner of the Antwerp Werf & Vlasnatie, acquired the company and renamed it to De Rocker Logistics. With the renewed name the offered services were made obvious: temperature controlled distribution and storage! A team of talented, enthusiastic and motivated employees was strongly committed to innovation and specialization. From now on, De Rocker Logistics will only focus on food products with the Benelux region as its sphere of action. A triple turnaround (financial, strategic and geographical) was achieved during the peak of the economic crisis.

  • 2009

    Hypermodern logistics

    From the early years on, the priority has been to offer our customers excellent logistic service. Since Rudy Denutte took over, we have invested heavily in the development of a modern logistics company with the latest systems and an up-to-date infrastructure. Rudy Denutte is consequently building a new warehouse in Wetteren in 2009.

  • 2014

    The growth continues

    Five years later, De Rocker opens a second branch in Baasrode, right on the Scheldt River! This warehouse is logically also temperature-controlled and offers space for 6000 extra pallet spaces.

  • 2020

    State of the Art distribution center in Zele

    In 2020, another economically unstable year (read more about entrepreneurship during Covid19), all activities of Wetteren will be moved to our brand new distribution center in Zele ! Nothing will be left to chance: a new sustainable warehouse with a new stock management system, a new cross-dock platform with integrated transport management system and a new office complex. The new semi-automatic warehouse of 15.000 square meters and 14 meters high allows a doubling of the current storage capacity. 12,000 pallets will be able to be stored under controlled temperature (mainly 12-18°, but also 0-4°).

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