Quala and Boasso Global, who merged earlier this year, recently acquired Mainport’s tank cleaning and container businesses in The Netherlands from Matrans Holding. Financial terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed.
The newly completed deal includes Mainport Tankcleaning, and Mainport Tankcontainer Services in Botlek and Moerdijk, collectively referred to as MTC, which was established in 1990.
“We are very excited about the acquisition of MTC, which adds another strong operating business for Quala and Boasso Global in the critically important European port area of Rotterdam,” Scott Harrison, Quala and Boasso Global CEO, said in a news release. “We are equally pleased that Eric van Halewijn, managing director of MTC, will be staying on with Quala and Boasso Global to not only ensure a smooth transition, but also add strength to our talented operating team in Europe.
“MTC has a successful track record in operating and growing a complex depot in the tank container industry and we look forward to learning from their deep experience going forward.”
MTC in Botlek offers a multitude of ISO tank container services, such as cleaning, storage, repair and maintenance, heating, and testing in the Port of Rotterdam and surrounding areas. The Moerdijk location provides ISO tank container repair and maintenance, and testing.
“We are delighted to be part of the Quala and Boasso Global family and look forward to offering our customers and employees increased opportunities from this acquisition,” van Halewijn said. “As part of joining Quala and Boasso Global’s extensive international network of tank container depots, we’ll be able to provide our customers with unparalleled global service options around the world.”