Balimpex

Customs Support expands European footprint with acquisition of Balimpex in Switzerland

Kelsey Vierkant

02/11/2021

Kelsey Schenk
Marketing Officer

Customs Support, the neutral and dynamic partner for customs matters in Europe, announces the acquisition of Balimpex. This acquisition marks Customs Support’s expansion to Switzerland as one further step of its ambition to become the leading customs partner for clients across Europe.

Founded in 1981, Balimpex is a highly experienced and reputable provider of customs clearance and related services for a wide variety of goods. With approximately 70 employees across 10 locations, Balimpex serves its clients at all strategic border crossings between Switzerland and Germany, from Basel to Lake Constance, and at the French border crossing of Saint-Louis / Basel. The fast and reliable service offering, tailored to individual client needs, has allowed Balimpex to build strong and long-lasting relationships with clients and authorities and makes it an excellent fit with Customs Support Group.

“With Customs Support, we have found the optimal new home for our company. Our visions are fundamentally aligned and being part of a European customs platform will improve the value proposition to our clients as well as Customs Support’s clients. We are looking forward to the collaboration!”
- Bertram Beck, CEO of Balimpex

“We have gotten a great impression from Balimpex since the first meeting and are now excited to welcome the team to the Customs Support family! We see this acquisition as an important step in further expanding our geographic footprint in Europe and believe that both companies and their clients will benefit greatly from this combination.”
- Frank Weermeijer, CEO of Customs Support Group

About Customs Support Group:

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Customs Support Group is Europe’s leading independent, digital and neutral provider of customs services employing >1.000 dedicated customs professionals serving over 10,000 customers annually. Through our extensive service offering and digital capability, we consistently support our customers in maximising regulatory compliance, achieving operational efficiencies, import duty optimisation, duty planning, and ongoing development for a constantly shifting customs landscape.

In addition to traditional brokerage and digital services, Customs Support Group offers customs consulting and gas measurement services. The company is currently active in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Poland, Italy, and Switzerland.

In Europe, Customs Support Group serves many cross-border clients in several industries such as automotive, food and beverage, and many more. Customs Support is the frontrunner in digital customs and invests substantially in the digitalisation of the customs process.

For more information, please visit https://www.customssupport.com/

About Castik Capital:

Castik Capital S.à r.l. (“Castik Capital”) manages investments in private equity. Castik Capital is a European Private Equity firm, acquiring significant ownership positions in European private and public companies, where long-term value can be generated through active partnerships with management teams.
Founded in 2014, Castik Capital is based in Luxembourg and focuses on identifying and developing investment opportunities across Europe. Investments are made by the Luxembourg-based fund, EPIC II SLP. The advisor to Castik Capital S.à r.l. is Castik Capital Partners GmbH, based in Munich.

If you are the owner of a customs brokerage, gas measurement or other related services business and would like to know more about the possibilities of your business joining Customs Support, please contact Sebastian Ootjers – Director M&A and Corporate Development at sebastian.ootjers@customssupport.com.

If you have any questions, please refer to our Communication department at marketing-nederland@customssupport.com.