The Berkman group was founded in 1903. Established in The Netherlands as an energy and coal provider, Berkman Energy service became the starting platform for what has grown from a family business into a global entity.
Established in 1998, AEL-Berkman Forwarding (HK) Ltd. started off as a joint venture between two highly experienced and professional freight forwarding organizations. With a combined experience of more than 50 years in this business, AEL Asia Express (HK) Ltd. and Berkman Forwarding B.V ventured together with the objective of developing the China market.
Both companies were joined hand in hand in terms of shares and company philosophy, which made AEL-Berkman Forwarding (HK) Ltd. a highly successful partnership. Berkman now has offices in Shanghai, Qingdao, Ningbo, Xiamen, Shenzhen (China), Hong Kong, Ho Chi Min (Vietnam), Delhi (India) and of course our office in Barendrecht (Netherlands).
Worldwide AEL Berkman is working with a network of professional partners. These consist of companies we have built a strong long lasting relationship with.
AEL Berkman combines the unique qualities of having a solid platform in China partnered with a Western ownership and management structure. This has resulted in a company that understands the needs of Western customers and partners by taking care of their needs in the challenging Chinese market.
At AEL Berkman we believe that our excellence is a requirement of our customer. It articulates our purpose, vision and values.These elements are essential in AEL Berkman achieving our destiny of being the best service provider of supply chain solutions in China & Hong Kong.
We believe our primary purpose is to help our customers grow through service excellence and cost effective, innovative solutions. Our vision guides us in our efforts to achieve this. Our values govern what we stand for and how we are perceived. Together they keep us focused on what is important:
Our People ,
Our Customers and
The Berkman group was founded.
Berkman forwarding was born.
Our Vietnam office was registered on 16-Nov- 1996 (licence number 2201/TM-GP)
Opening of AEL Berkman Hong Kong & China offices
Opening of BPO India
We put a lot of energy into keeping our global network up-to- date. In freight forwarding we work with people, and believe a good relationship with our global partners is the key to success.
At AEL Berkman we are in constant contact with our partners to discuss our strategies and see where we can improve to offer a better service to our customers.
As a member of the Twig Logistics Network and WCA, we can offer a reliable service anywhere in the world. Whatever the cargo, whatever the transportation mode, we can offer the solution.
To provide leading edge supply chain solutions.
To be a fundamental part of our customers business now and into the future.
To be a business that prides itself on service excellence and performance management.
To create sustainable value for our shareholders and team members.
To be recognized as a leading provider of supply chain solutions in China.
Our mission is to provide the financial security to sustain the company and its employees.
To exceed our customer’s expectations by driving innovative technology, service excellence,
cost reduction and service solutions.
It is the;
Quality of our service
Reliability of our process
Responsiveness to customer needs
Development of our People
Promise to always be the best
Our people perform best when they are encouraged, given the
tools to perform and they own and stand by the decisions they make.
Our customers expectation is our macro KPI. AEL Berkman has earned a reputation for integrity with a commitment to adhering to and working within relevant laws and regulations.
Our customers’ success creates our success.
Our customers always come first!.
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought after!
“Especially medium size Logistics Solution Provider such as AEL – Berkman can provide the leading edge logistics solutions as we have the agility, flexibility and innovative drive to embrace the changes and turn those into benefits for our clientele.”
SVEN H. KOTHE – CEO