About us

From our four locations in the Netherlands and Denmark, we gladly provide our excelent logistic services. For example, our Waddinxveen location is located near the heart of the flowers and vegetables auction. And our Nieuw-Amsterdam location is located near the German border fort he ideal route to Scandinavia.

This way we keep our communication fast and direct with our customers.

Our mission and vision


Hartman Expedtie is formed by Hartman Transport, J.P. Vis & Zn. Internationaal Transport B.V. and Mera Trans B.V., among others.

With over 350 employees, 175 vehicles, 350 trailers and 14 LZV-combinations, our organization is specialized in temperature controlled transport of vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and ornamental plants to and from Scandinavia. With a focus on Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Through innovative management, modern resources, strategic locations with the right facilities and a both professional and informal partnership with our customers, employees and suppliers, we provide a complete service where the customer is completely carefree. We stand out for reliability, durability and safety.


We expect significant changes in the market for transportcompanies in the coming years. Our customers will mainly focus on reducing their stock and having the (ordered) goods available at the right time. The end user and/or consumer will also order online more and more in the next years.

In addition, we expect the market to demand an increasing focus on sustainability. Which is not limited exclusively to achieving a more environmentally friendly transportsolution with a clear goal towards climate-neutral transport in 2030. Which also includes social sustainability and corporate social responsibility as customer requirements.

At the same time, we expect an increasing requirement to link the criteria in terms of quality, sustainability and climate-neutral transport to a lower cost level.

In particular, we want to achieve this through cooperation within the Hartman Groep, combining goods flow and unifying relevant business processes such as purchasing and crossdocking will lead to a more efficient logistic process.

The history of Hartman Groep

Hartman Transport was founded in 1996. From the need to expand, Hartman Expeditie was established in 2005 and Hartman Logistik in 2012.

In 2019 Hartman Expeditie acquired Brinkman Trans Holland and in the year 2020 J.P. Vis & Zn.

An business acquisition added Zwaan & Partners of Marknesse since January 2023 and Mera Trans B.V. of Waddinxveen since January 2024.

Together they form the Hartman Groep.

Hartman Transport is founded bij Ronald Hartman
Hartman Expeditie is founded
Founding of Hartman Logistik
Brinkman Trans Holland had been acquired
J.P. Vis & Zn. had been acquired
Zwaan & Partners had been acquired
Mera Trans B.V. has been acquired


We hold the following certifications, which are valid through mid-2027;

  • ISO 9001: 2025 Quality Management
  • ISO 14001: 2025 Environmental Management
  • ISO 22000: 2018 Food Safety Management

Our team

Ronald Hartman
Sybo Prakken
René du Parand
QHSE manager