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”During our years of intensive logistics cooperation, Schotpoort has become an extension of our organisation.”

Hydro Extrusions & Schotpoort

”Personally, I prefer clarity and plain language. So even though my formal function is Supply Chain and Planning Manager, I prefer to call it Logistics Manager.” This preference for clear communication is also evident a little further on in the conversation with Jaap Boer of Hydro Extrusion Hoogezand. ”I have been working here at Hydro Extrusion (formerly Sapa Aluminium) for more than 20 years. Schotpoort has been our logistical partner for about seven of those twenty years.”

”We share strong cooperation and I cannot say anything else than that Schotpoort Logistics is seen as an extension of our organisation. And keep in mind that we are very demanding.”

”Schotpoort arranges the warehousing on-site. Aside from the warehousing Schotpoort also organises the transportation as well as the storage and transhipment of the aluminium profiles we produce.” Jaap also adds a nice compliment. ‘’Since Schotpoort’s people also arrange the delivery of our products to our clients, they function as a representative for Hydro itself. Because of this, we have to be able to assume that the employees cooperate with and are respectful towards our clients. Which they are!’’

What Jaap values most in the relationship with a logistical partner is communication. We already mentioned it above, Jaap prefers clarity. ‘’Both for the warehousing part here and the commercial part with Eerbeek, usually one word is enough for us to understand each other.’’

The powder coating process of Hydro

About Hydro Extrusions

Hydro Extrusions is a leading aluminium and energy company serving customers in all industries, from automotive and mass transport to building and construction, electronics, offshore and marine. Its experts help design and produce customised aluminium extrusion profiles and fully fabricated components.

The aluminium profile producer aims to create a more liveable society by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways. Thus, the producer now also offers low-carbon solutions in the form of the Hydro CIRCAL and Hydro REDUXA product lines.

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Jaap Boer: ”Flexible and skilled, that’s what Schotpoort embodies.”