Fortaleza Capital acted as exclusive corporate finance adviser to Cemex Trescon on the acquisition of Buurman Facilitaire Producten
About Buurman Facilitaire Producten: Buurman Facilitaire Producten (Buurman), established in 1985 and headquartered in Oldenzaal (the Netherlands), is a leading wholesaler of disposables, packaging and facility products in the eastern part of the Netherlands.
The extensive product range is available on-line at Buurman’s webshop and includes disposables, packaging, sanitary paper products, cleaning & disinfection products, work shoes & clothing and coffee & catering products. Buurman’s clients are small and medium-sized businesses with whom the company has built long-standing and close relationships. The company combines a one-stop shop solution with a strong service offering driven by its sophisticated ERP-system allowing for seamless integration with customers’ IT-systems providing clients with optimal inventory management and short delivery times.
Ronald Buurman (CEO) commented: “Our decision to join forces with Cemex Trescon stems from our ambition to provide customers the premier one-stop shop solution for all their facility products, disposables and packaging requirements. The combined product offering of both companies is second to none in the Dutch market and also brings us new expertise and financial strength. Our companies also share the same entrepreneurial spirit and core values of professionalism, reliability, and quality. Together we have the perfect ingredients to expand Buurman’s strong position even further.”
About Cemex Trescon: Cemex Trescon, established in 1908 and headquartered in Bleiswijk (the Netherlands), is a wholesaler of hygiene, safety & health care products. The product range contains more than 6,000 products from both well-known brands and the company’s own brand “CMT”. Customers served are active in food, health care, industry, beauty, hospitality, and facility services. The health care sector is served through its subsidiary G3-Medical.
Alex de Graaf, CEO of Cemex Trescon: “We have experienced strong growth in recent years and have ambitious investment plans to continue this growth. The acquisition of Buurman fits well with our long-term expansion strategy. Buurman is a great company with a cast-iron reputation and a valuable addition to our offering.”
Buurman will continue to operate from the current location in Oldenzaal under the direction of Ronald Buurman and Karin Lammers, who heads the integration of Buurman within Cemex Trescon.
The combined enterprise Cemex Trescon/ Buurman has a total of 76 employees and annual revenue of €50 million.