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Van Gemeren Mechanisatie continues under the Kamps de Wild banner


Zevenaar / Numansdorp (Netherlands), 20 May 2022 - Van Gemeren Mechanisatie has today become part of Royal Reesink, a Triton Fund V portfolio company and one of the largest international equipment distribution and aftermarket services platforms. This step is a logical continuation of the many years of successful collaboration between Van Gemeren Mechanisatie and Kamps de Wild. Both companies are renowned names in the agricultural sector with strong brands such as CLAAS, BERGMANN, AMAZONE, Schmotzer, Nucrop, Holmer, Baselier and Kärcher. By joining forces, Van Gemeren Mechanisatie will be able to further expand its position in the southwest of the Netherlands.

Dick Melessen, Divisional Director: “Van Gemeren Mechanisatie is a renowned player in the southwest of the Netherlands, an important area for the agricultural sector’s future. Through intensive collaboration with full-line dealers, we aim to be closer to the end users and provide them with an even better service. The collaboration between Van Gemeren Mechanisatie as a strong local dealer and Kamps de Wild as an importer leads to a greater focus on customer satisfaction, after-sales and service. We are delighted with the arrival of Van Gemeren Mechanisatie."

Thierry Panadero, Sr. Vice President of Reesink Agriculture & Turfcare underlines the importance of a good partnership: “By joining forces, we can serve our customers even better. Royal Reesink supports its companies in this by harmonising working methods, digitalization and the use of tools and systems. This support allows us to look forward to a bright future together.”

The faith he had in the expertise of Royal Reesink and Kamps de Wild gave managing director Johan van Gemeren the courage to hand over the reins of his company. Van Gemeren: “To secure the future of our company, we decided to continue with an external party. Kamps de Wild, with its parent company Royal Reesink, was the best and most logical choice; a party with strength, a good reputation and knowledge of our product range. We see opportunities here for the company, our customers and suppliers, and it offers excellent prospects for the staff. I have every confidence in it.”

About Royal Reesink

Royal Reesink was founded in 1786 and is a distributor and service provider of A-brand machines and parts to customers in the sectors of agriculture, landscape maintenance, internal transport, warehouse design and civil engineering. With almost 40 subsidiaries worldwide, Royal Reesink has built a solid international market position of which we are rightly proud. The more than 2500 employees have more than a few things in common: a passion for machines, quality, common sense and entrepreneurial spirit.

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About Kamps de Wild

Kamps de Wild was established over 100 years ago and is part of Royal Reesink’s division Reesink Farming & Handling (formerly Kamps de Wild Holding). Kamps de Wild is known in the Netherlands as a distributor of the CLAAS, BERGMANN, AMAZONE, Schmotzer, Nucrop and KAWECO brands, as well as being a participant in several large Dutch CLAAS dealerships. Reesink Farming & Handling also includes Reesink Production, which manufactures fertiliser technology, silage transport equipment and mini shovels under the brand name KAWECO. Kamps de Wild Holding is internationally active as a distributor for, to name but one, CLAAS in Kazakhstan and Canada.

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About Van Gemeren Mechanisatie

Since its establishment in 1898, Van Gemeren Mechanisatie has grown into a leading agricultural mechanisation company and the service partner for agricultural businesses. Van Gemeren Mechanisatie delivers high-quality agricultural machinery and provides all the associated services; from installation to maintenance and from repairs to the sale of spare parts. In short, everything that is required to ensure a machine from CLAAS, Holmer, Baselier, Kärcher or AMAZONE operates optimally and safely.

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About Triton

Since its establishment in 1997, Triton has sponsored ten funds, focusing on businesses in the industrial tech, services, consumer, and healthcare sectors. Triton invests in and support the positive development of medium-sized businesses headquartered in Europe.

Triton seeks to contribute to the building of better businesses for the longer term. Triton and its executives wish to be agents of positive change towards sustainable operational improvement and growth. The 50 companies currently in Triton’s portfolio have combined sales of around EUR 18.1 billion and employ around 104,500 employees.

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