Establishment of BBL TRANSPORT
2001 : A BBL subsidiary is opened in Istanbul to be closer to our customers or suppliers.
As of 2005, the group is developed through a focussed external growth policy:
2005 : Acquisition of ALL TRANSPORTS company in Lyon, specialised in the South of Europe: 130 employees – 30 European countries, from Portugal to Russia and Estonia to Turkey.
2006 : Acquisition of DMS Viamar, we strengthen our seafreight activities.
2007 : Acquisition of Art Services (http://www.artservices.fr) : in order to expand our offer of specific services, we enter a highly demanding niche market: the transport of artwork!
2011 : Takeover of Charpiot (http://www.charpiot.com), as well as its subsidiary Bellereaux (Http://www.bellereaux.com). A family company founded in 1921, the Charpiot group is today’s reference for servicing the Swiss territory and managing associated customs operations with establishments on both sides of the Franco-Swiss frontier.
2012 : Acquisition of ICF Transit, a company specialized in the organization of air transport which will be renamed BBL Cargo.
2013 : Takeover of Eugene Mussche (http://www.mussche.fr) based in Roncq (North of France), a deeply locally rooted family company, managing custom operations since 1920!
2014 : Acquisition of L’IDEAL, a family company founded in 1920 based in Antwerp, freight forwarder registered with the Belgian customs and specialized in the organization of seafreight.
2015 : Takeover of the family company MARICHAL Logistics (http://www.marichal.fr) (Paris and Lyon) specialist of LCL on the Iberian Peninsula, allowing us to strengthen our quality of service on these countries.
2016 : The Charvin Transports and Charvin Logistiques companies (http://www.transports-charvin.eu) join the group to improve the national coverage and provide a strong expertise in logistics.
2017 : Acquisition of DONAU TRANS EST (http://www.donautrans.fr) and TIF Paris and Lyon companies. DONAU is specialized on Eastern countries, historical countries to BBL, and TIF is specialized on Southern Europe.