Cornelder Holding B.V. is a family business founded in 1814 as services provider for ship owners and maritime agents in the port of Rotterdam. Cornelder made a strong organic growth and became a renowned one-stop-shop that serves all her clients’ maritime and logistic needs. For Cornelder, Rotterdam was a starting point but the focus became increasingly overseas. First mainly within Europe but later as well Africa and Asia. Cornelder was further consolidated with acquisitions and joint ventures to restructure the core business.
Today, Cornelder is investing as a majority or minority shareholder in innovative and creative companies with mostly a link to the base of our maritime and logistics expertise in Europe and in East Africa.
Cornelder Holding B.V., a fifth generation company, is focused on investing, building and developing businesses. We make use of our history and networks to build the future and create value. Our aim is to thrive companies and regions by economic development with a strong focus on international operating markets. We have impact through (local) employment, education, investment in sustainable projects and bring innovation to different industries.
We always try to find a new way of thinking, are bold with a mentality of being proactive, practical and simple start doing things. We believe in long term partnerships, disruptive thinkers and have a long-term view. When we are good to our partners, employees and stakeholders we will reach a long term sustainable future for our companies. This is how we survived 200+ years and how we will survive in the next 200 years.
Our core capability
Equity investment Business development Financial management Big Data application