We are pleased to announce that as of today, Brandl Transport GmbH in Germany has been acquired by HIZKIA.
Otto Brandl has been an art shipper for 52 years, and during this time his company has provided you and many other customers worldwide with a broad range of services in art logistics. With over 15,000 m2 of storage space in Cologne, Berlin and Munich, more than 90 experienced and enthusiastic employees, 20 art transport trucks and an excellent in-house crate building shop, he has built a strong position in both the German and international markets.
Mr. Otto Brandl: "I look back on a long, exciting, satisfying and above all very successful life as an art shipper working with artists, galleries, collectors and museums. After careful consideration, I have decided to hand over my company to Hizkia Van Kralingen and his team. We share the same mentality and values. This gives me the confidence that my employees and my company are in good hands and that they will continue to have their place in the fine art logistics industry.
HIZKIA has been successfully operating internationally for 30 years. Having once started in The Netherlands and Belgium, we have considerably expanded our activities in recent years with the acquisition of art shipping companies in Europe. With the integration of Brandl, HIZKIA’s network of offices now spans from Scandinavia to France, and from the Netherlands to Berlin and Munich.
Hizkia Van Kralingen: "Mr. Brandl and I have known each other for many years, and we always had great mutual respect for each other. I am very pleased that Brandl Transport is now part of HIZKIA. The reputation that Mr. Brandl has built over the years is a fantastic foundation to build on, and the team at Brandl Transport is a very good fit because we share the same DNA: providing good service, reliability, and attention to our customers.”
The integration of Brandl Transport provides new opportunities in terms of efficiency and sustainability. With the addition of Brandl’s 20 vehicles to our existing art transport fleet, we can now offer and even more extensive European network with regular shuttle services. As a member of both ARTIM and ICEFAT, we can also cooperate with the leading global art forwarders.