“Ensure you understand everything about the business you are in, build a strong basis, and reinforce your position from this base.”
The history of the Pallieter Group is characterised by strategic decisions that have resulted in a solid position for the company. The clear, unequivocal vision lies at the basis of the management of the various divisions and is the theme than runs through the Pallieter history. In addition, the various decisions that Pallieter took in the past have been influenced strongly by that fact that it was a family firm. This is evident from the respect for the history of the companies that have been acquired. This timeline provides an overview of the history of the family holding.
Bust of founder M.P.A. van Doorne unveiled on organization’s 40th anniversary
Truckland acquires DAF dealel De Burgh (3 establishments in / near Eindhoven) and DAF deal Van Hooft (3 stablisments in / near s-Hertogenbosch). Wim van Doorne will step down as director o, become chairman of the RvC and will be succeeded by Marco de Bos as CEO of Pallieter Group. Commissioners L. van Doorne, J. Jaakke and R. Slaats will step down and M. Hendrikse and J. Hak will join the Supervisory Board.
Pallieter Tools sells Polvo to Grafton Netherlands BV
Polvo takes over the Van Enckevort Groep, in Limburg and Noord-Brabant.
Polvo acquires MB Tools in Etten-Leur and Zwaard in Delft.
Polvo acquires Hendriks in Uden and Best.
Polvo acquires De Schakel in Huizen over.
Pallieter RENEFF BV establishes 4Blue BV.
Polvo BV acquires Van den Ham in Nijkerk and Kobam in Dongen.
Pervisory Board member Mr G.W.A. Schraven resigns from the Pallieter Group Supervisory Board and is succeeded by Mr R.A.M. Slaats. Truckland SL in Madrid is officially opened.
Pallieter RENEFF acquires an interest in GYLED. Polvo BV acquires Dubson in Barendrecht and BUVA acquires Tralinco in Middelburg (name: BUVA Composites BV). Truckland Zuid-Holland starts MAX Repair in Hellevoetsluis on 1 October.
Polvo central store in Moerdijk is opened. Managing Director J. Zoetmulder has worked for the DAF dealer in Rotterdam for 50 years. TTA Truckland new building in Berkel-Enschot is opened.
Pallieter Group enters a covenant HT with the tax authorities.
With joint venture partner De Lage Landen the company Truckland Lease is established. Mr J.C. Jaakke becomes a member of the Supervisory Board for the Pallieter Group.
Pala Group acquires BMW dealer Bert Story. Hardware store van der Stad in Wijchen is acquired by Polvo.
stablishment of solar boiler supplier Rivusol. Truck service company Translast from Velsen is acquired by Truckland Noord-Holland.
Pallieter Group’s 25th anniversary! Hardware store Holtgrefe in Waalwijk is acquired by Polvo.
Hardware store Lekkerkerker in Utrecht is acquired by Polvo.
Mr G.W.A. Schraven retires and becomes a member of the Supervisory Board. Mr W.L.M.M. van Doorne (1958), eldest son of the founder Martin, becomes the Managing Director of the Pallieter Group. Martin resigns as Chairman of the Supervisory Board and is succeeded by his son Mr L.W.A.M. van Doorne.
Hardware store Kruyt in Leiden is taken over by Polvo. The establishment of a joint venture with van Laarhoven Holding named Pala Group takes place. This combines seven BMW dealerships.
The BMW dealers in Venlo and Roermond, and the DAF dealers in Heerhugowaard and Wognum are acquired.
The DAF dealer in Haarlem with locations in Beverwijk and Hoofddorp is acquired.
BUVA is acquired. An important moment for the expansion of the hardware division.
The BMW dealers in Oss and Cuijk are acquired and later combined in a new location in Uden.
Mr G.W.A. Schraven, connected with DAF Tilburg since 1980, succeeds Mr M.P.A. van Doorne. Mr M.P.A. van Doorne becomes Chairman of the Supervisory Board. The many years of unique cooperation between Van Doorne and Schraven have been of immense importance for the development of the enterprise.
Acquisition of the DAF dealers in Amsterdam and Rotterdam
The first step is taken into the world of professional hardware with the acquisition of G. Leys en Zoon in Steenbergen.
A parent company is created above the operating companies: the Pallieter Group is born.
Establishment of the BMW dealer NOBRA in Helmond.
DAF Bedrijfswagen Tilburg is the first company to be established
Martin van Doorne (1933), the eldest son of the joint founder of DAF, Wim van Doorne, decides to resign as the Vice-President of DAF and to continue as an independent entrepreneur.