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The very beginning

Kotra’s history starts in 2009 with a management buyout of the entire Oosterbaan transport group by Erik de Koeijer. The inception of Kotra Logistics BV had been established. A fun fact; the name Kotra was a suggestion by a then-PTT employee for the then-common telex address.

Erik is the fifth generation to operate in the transportation industry. Erik’s entrepreneurial vision proved sufficiently present to take on this incredible challenge and continue the family tradition. Transport runs in the De Koeijer family’s genes – particularly in the world of seafood. A world they have been part of for over a century now.

Het allereerste begin van Kotra

A true family business

Kotra has been a family-run business since 1880. We are proud of what we do; our people and our customers. With a customer-oriented approach, we work to optimise customer appreciation and delivery reliability.

With a modern fleet and drivers who speak the customer’s language, we unburden and connect producing companies with receiving parties. We perform the logistics role to the best of our ability.

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Our principles

Kotra is a family-run business where the customer is at the centre. We specialise in the logistics of conditioned fish products (fresh and frozen). We realise that logistics is more than just transport.

  • Honest

  • Customer first

  • Good for people and the planet

  • Long-term relationships

  • Independent and impartial service provider

  • Confidence (giving and receiving)

“Success is not about the result, it’s what you learn on your way there.”

– Erik, CEO

Erik - directeur Kotra