In 1965 Van den Anker is founded. In the early years the company mainly transports machines, bags of goods, printed matter and foodstuffs.
The first warehouse
Van den Anker moved from Liempde naar Eindhoven (Son). Here Van den Anker opens its first warehouse for the storage of chemical products.
This chemical warehouse is equipped with a sprinkler system and seperate compartments, currently unique in the Netherlands.
Favourable located between the harbour of Rotterdam and Antwerp
In 1999 Van den Anker settled in Roosendaal, on the Tussenriemer 7.
This European Distribution Center (EDC) is managing goods flows from the United States and the Far East.
Van den Anker crosses the border
Van den Anker decides to open a warehouse in Charleroi. Expansion of the distribution network and the increased demand for micro distribution makes local warehouses increasingly important for Van den Anker.
Focus on ADR
The policy at Van den Anker becomes fully focussed on its core task: the storage and distribution of (packaged) chemical products.
Important acquisition: Meppel depot
In 2003 the transport company Wester BV in Meppel is taken over. The four northern provinces are serviced via the new branch in Meppel.
New warehouse for the Belgium market
In order to service the Belgium market van den Anker acquires a chemical warehouse in 2006 in Wetteren.
Room for the future
Due to the enormous growth and increasing demand for suitable storage space in 2006 a second location is occupied in Roosendaal; an ultramodern, fully automated, high rise warehouse.
Distribution activities find a new home
Van den Anker moves all its transport activities from Son and Breugel to Eindhoven. The location Son is now only used for the storage of (packaged) chemical products. The separation of transport activities and storage became necessary because the location in Son simply became too small for the strongly increased volumes.
In December 2015 Imperial Logistics International took over the Van den Anker group