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Customs Support expands footprint with the acquisition of Bell Transport & Logistics in Ireland

bell transport and logistics logoOn 22nd December 2021, Customs Support, a neutral and digital partner for customs declarations in Europe, announced the acquisition of IIFA Full Trading Member Bell Transport & Logistics Ltd (Bell) and Clearing Customs UK.

The customs specialist Bell Transport & Logistics was founded in 2002. As a market leader in Ireland with a strong foothold in the UK and with management with over 40 years of experience, Bell is recognized as a go-to customs partner for importers and exporters. Highly experienced staff, significant investments into digitization and cost-effective services to clients set Bell apart. Bell is AEO approved and a member of the IIFA and complies with IIFA conditions of trading. John Dawson remains as Managing Director.

“We are very excited about joining Customs Support. Customs Support is a highly regarded leader in the customs space and is at the forefront of digitization. Joining Customs Support will further strengthen our value proposition as we will benefit from the digital know-how and get access to the international coverage of Customs Support. We are looking forward to the journey ahead.
- John Dawson, Founder and Managing Director of Bell Transport & Logistics.

“We are delighted to launch our presence in Ireland and extend our presence in the UK. Bell Transport & Logistics has an excellent track record and fits great into the Customs Support Group. Together we are well prepared for the upcoming tightening of the Brexit regulations and have the capacity to serve customers in both Ireland and the UK. We believe that the clients of both companies will benefit substantially from Bell joining the Customs Support family.”
- 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 12,000 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, Switzerland and Finland.

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