We have been going for more than 80 years. The strength of a family business, in which standards and values stay the same down the years. But Müller has constantly adapted to the changing world around it, so we are still a growing, successful and innovative business after all these years.
The family business was set up in 1938
Anton Müller established Müller Transport in 1938. He started out with one employee, and one truck with a livestock trailer. In those days the company’s focus was very local, carrying out all kinds of transport: from tankers for liquid foodstuffs to refrigerated transport, and from covered and volume transport to frozen transport. The organisation expanded into a very broadly-focused transport firm, in which the transport of foodstuffs was always the key business.
Foodstuffs always the key
By the end of the 1990s, Müller Transport was mainly known for tanker transport (as a transporter of liquid foodstuffs and dairy). At that time Müller had more than 70 tankers. After a number of years, it became clear that the business should specialise in the logistics market. In 2001 Müller made the conscious decision to focus its activities on what is now its core business: a full service logistics service provider of conditioned foodstuffs. With success. Müller is a market leader and in good financial health.
A special family business
Being a family business makes us stand out, especially at a time when large European players are increasingly taking the stage. Müller is still ‘just’ Müller, and all the shares in the company are still held by family members. Müller’s strength? Short lines, rapid decisions that make us stand out from the big firms.
As well as the Dutch Offices in Holten, Nijkerk, Roelofarendsveen and Lekkerkerk, Müller is very active abroad. In the Czech Republic, Müller has opened a third establishment in order to offer international transport. Müller also has an extensive European network.
Anton Müller established Müller Transport in 1938. He started out with one employee, and one truck with a livestock trailer. In those days the company’s focus was very local, carrying out all kinds of transport: from tankers for liquid foodstuffs to refrigerated transport, and from covered and volume transport to frozen transport. The organisation expanded into a very broadly-focused transport firm, in which the transport of foodstuffs was always the key business. By the end of the 1990s, Müller Transport was mainly known for tanker transport (as a transporter of liquid foodstuffs and dairy). At that time Müller had more than 70 tankers. After a number of years, it became clear that the business should specialise in the logistics market. In 2001 Müller made the conscious decision to focus its activities on what is now its core business: a full service logistics service provider of conditioned foodstuffs. With success. Müller is a market leader and in good financial health. Meanwhile, the third Müller generation has taken over running the organisation. Brothers Jan-Peter and Anton Müller are proud of what their family business has achieved down the years. Jan-Peter is responsible for the logistics side, and Anton runs the garage company European Truck & Trailer Care (ETTC) which is also a part of the Transport Group A. Müller. But cooperation between members of the family is still paramount, and they help and advise each other where necessary. Müller now specialises in warehousing, value added logistics and distribution for chilled and frozen foodstuffs. Chief executive Jan-Peter Müller explains: “We help our customers to carry out their core business by taking on as much as possible of the logistics processes for them. So we give customers peace of mind. To achieve that, we are happy to have very well-trained, involved and motivated staff. The trucks are visible, but there is a whole world of IT and sophisticated processes behind them.
Mission Müller Fresh Food Logistics aims to fulfil a leading role as a full logistics service provider for conditioned food in the European supply chain. Vision Müller Fresh Food Logistics aims to be a full logistics service provider for conditioned food in Europe, helping its customers to carry out their core business by taking on as much of the logistics process as possible on their behalf.
Müller puts a high value on corporate social responsibility (CSR). To do so, we support charities, but we also invest in sustainability. We play an active role in preserving the environment, but also the economy. That’s earned us the Lean & Green Star Award. Sustainability We pay great attention to managing environmental aspects. Hence, we invest proactively in environmentally-friendly delivery vehicles with EURO5 and EURO6 engines. We also use long heavy vehicles, because they have lower CO2 emissions due to their greater volume. Various innovations of our own also contribute to reducing our CO2 emissions. Lean & Green Star The Lean & Green Star Award is a symbol recognising the achievement of a reduction of at least 20% in CO2 emissions in five years. By achieving this award we have demonstrated our commitment to a more sustainable logistics process. We actually succeeded in in reducing CO2 emissions by 36% over a 3-year period! Green electric trailer Müller uses green trailers that are equipped with an electric motor instead of a diesel engine. With this green trailer we save around 20 liters of diesel per day and there is no emission of CO2 and particulate matter - therefore zero emission! The energy for this engine is supplied by reclaimed braking energy. The braking energy is collected in a battery that supplies the cooling motor with sufficient energy. Solar panels A large solar park has been invested in the new cross dock center and the existing cold store in Lekkerkerk, which means that more than 1 million kWh (kilowatt-hour) of electricity can be generated each year. A solar park will also be built on the 4,000 m2 new building of Müller ETTC in Holten. This will be ready in 2020. CO2 compensation We take 100% responsibility for our own emissions and contribute to combating climate change with CO2 compensation. Müller is participating in Shell's CO2 compensation program for this. The CO2 released during road transport is, for example compensated by protecting and planting forests in Peru. Müller was one of the first large logistic service providers to compensate its total diesel consumption at Shell. Read more about the Shell program. KonnecteD Müller Fresh Food Logistics is also active on a social front with for example social work place KonnecteD from Deventer. With this relationship, Müller and KonnecteD underline the importance of the reliability of people who are lagging behind in the labor market in the labor process. KonnecteD supports various projects. For example, in collaboration with KonnecteD, packaging work is carried out all year round for our customer Tony's Chocolonely. KonnecteD stands for sustainable entrepreneurship with head and heart. At KonnecteD, sustainable craftsmanship is central, manufactured by professionals at a distance from work in a protected environment. Read more at: www.konnected.nl. Charities Voedselbank KWF Kankerbestrijding Stichting Canadese begraafplaats Holten Unicef
As a logistics partner we do more than just transporting goods from A to B. We also want to take the load off your mind by offering rewrapping, packaging, weighing and labelling services. In our market segment, IT is also playing an increasingly important role. We are happy to anticipate these developments, so as to be ready for the future. VAS Activities Electronic communication of and about orders (EDI) Real-time Track & trace Digital provision of scanned signed transport documents Custom-made solutions Integrating all our systems with each other puts us in an outstanding position to meet all your wishes and requirements. We can also support you in the modern communication options. Davanti For warehouse and cross-dock activities we use a modern warehouse management system from Davanti (MLS). This enables us to meet your wishes and requirements in a flexible way. We can scan weights and manage best before dates, with interfacing with EDI and track & trace. All the activities in this system are fully RF and barcode supported. Vehco For transport activities, we use a transport management system from Vehco (Roadrunner). Roadrunner is a modulair system which supports our work processes. Our planners use the Visual Planner also from Vehco. These systems can be integrated with each other so that we can monitor our shipments. CRM Maximizer For customer contacts we use the CRM system Maximizer. Digital delivery note To send messages from producers to retailers we use delivery notes as EDI. Müller Document System (MDS) MDS is a system developed in-house. In this system all transport documents are made digitally and sent to our relations via mail or FTP. If desired, we can also make the application available for customers.
Obviously, stringent requirements apply to the transport of conditioned foodstuffs. Of course we meet these requirements. If you would like to view a certificate, just click on it to download the file in pdf format: Admission fresh and frozen warehouse (Holten) Admission fresh and frozen warehouse (Putten) Admission fresh and frozen warehouse (Roelofarendsveen) AEO (Lekkerkerk) Beter Leven Keurmerk (Lekkerkerk) BRC (Holten) BRC (Lekkerkerk) BRC (Roelofarendsveen) BIO CERTIFICAAT SKAL (Holten) BIO CERTIFICAAT SKAL (Lekkerkerk) BIO CERTIFICAAT SKAL (Roelofarendsveen) FSSC 22000 (Lekkerkerk) ISO 22000 (Holten) ISO 22000 (Roelofarendsveen) LEAN & GREEN STAR