About Cornelissen Company

The power of advanced logistics solutions

Cornelissen Company offers smart and sustainable solutions in advanced logistics. We have been involved in transport, warehousing, pallets and air-conditioned solutions in both the retail and pharmaceutical sectors for more than 90 years. We stretch our boundaries, literally and figuratively, every day. We believe in innovation and work constantly to make our logistics solutions even better and even more sustainable for our customers. We are there for you every day with a team of committed and dedicated employees. Together, because together we’re getting better every day.

Our business units


Transport is embedded deep within Cornelissen’s DNA. But specifically: smart and sustainable transport. Whether it’s groupage and FTL distribution, shop distribution, courier services or international transport.


With more than 25,000 m² of high-quality and air-conditioned storage capacity, we offer a complete package in warehousing and value added logistics.

Polar Special

Polar Special is a specialist in tailor-made, temperature-controlled and high-quality logistics solutions. Anywhere in the world. Whether it’s road transport, air freight, sea freight, pharmaceutical transport, warehousing or Polar Express.


Cornelissen is the ultimate partner in pallets. Alongside selling and repairing pallets, Cornelissen Pallets can also undertake the purchase, rental and management of pallets.

The four specialisations

of Cornelissen Company

Cornelissen Academy

Cornelissen’s employees are the heart of our company. We continuously invest in our people. We know better than anyone just what the market demands of us. That’s why we set up the Cornelissen Academy within the transport sector. Alongside its own Code 95 training courses, the Cornelissen Academy provides various other courses for its drivers. These teach them to drive more safely, to save fuel with smarter techniques and insights, and they explain damage and stress prevention. These are tailor-made training courses, compiled individually and geared to the daily practice of our drivers.

The history of Cornelissen Company in a nutshell

Jo Cornelissen began his transport company in Nijmegen in 1930. Coal was transported to the local gasworks by horse and cart. We are proud of our company’s history. For example, Cornelissen participated actively in the reconstruction of Nijmegen after the Second World War, by also taking on the spadework. One of Cornelissen’s first road transport customers was what was then called the Dutch Export Paper Mill. That was in 1935. Essity, as the paper mill is known today, is still a customer.

The company underwent rapid growth after Henk Cornelissen took it over in 1991. It has grown into a modern logistics service provider with 350 trucks, some 800 employees, sustainable and smart solutions, 25,000 m² warehousing, a pallet company and the specialist transport and storage facility Polar Special.

From horse and cart

to a modern fleet