Co-operation between Van den Ban and Inter-Sprint
Shortly before Christmas, it was announced that the two Dutch wholesalers, Inter-Sprint and Van den Ban, were to co-operate in areas such as logistics, warehousing and transport. Under the agreement, Intersprint will purchase a number of shares from Van den Ban and it is possible that Van den Ban will buy a small amount of Intersprint’s shares. The founder of Van den Ban, Mr. Arie van den Ban, stressed that the amount of shares to be purchased by Inter-Sprint has not yet been determined, but it will be less than fifty per cent. The two companies share up to 70 per cent of customers but want to continue to act independently in the market. Van den Ban’s managing director Simon Klapwijk and commercial director Henk van Dijk will leave the company this week; a parting which was described as “amicable” by both sides.