Government & defence

With more than 25 years of experience in global military services, we have developed a comprehensive worldwide logistics network, and built up a deep understanding of how to make successful global deliveries of food, goods and beverages. We work fast and adapt to local conditions, creating dynamic regional supply structures that are reliable and effective.

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Full compliance

Ensuring full compliance at all stages of the business process is standard procedure at B&S. Clients and other stakeholders expect and demand the toughest criteria to be applied across all compliance issues – from food safety through to customs clearance – and we follow the same rigorous principles. Internally, we invest a great deal of time and resources into ensuring compliance is top-of-mind and managed to the highest standards.

For example, we are:
• ISO 9001:2015 certified, which specifies requirements for a quality management system 
• ISO 22000:2018 certified, the highest risk management system for food processing set at the highest level.
• ISO 14001:2015 certified, the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS).
• ISO 45001:2018 certified, the international standard that specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system
• AEO (authorized economic operator) certified.
• US PHC approved facilities

We take pride in the fact that we operate the European Union’s most extensively licensed bonded warehouses, and follow compliance processes and procedures that are certified to the most stringent standards. But our compliance goes way further than solely that. From the quality specifications our clients demand, special packaging, to links between IT systems, or adapting our procedures to our clients’.

Since 1872

We’ve been in business since 1872. Our goal today is the same as it was when we started: to provide our clients with reliable, long-term solutions, complementing each other’s strengths and developing sustainable, solid growth. This ambition remains as strong today as it was when we were founded. Over the last few years, for example, we’ve been awarded a prestigious Gazelle Award five times by the Netherlands’ daily financial newspaper Het Financiele Dagblad. The awards are given to the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands, and they are testament to the spirit and dedication of our people. At the same time, our financial stability has been confirmed by ratings agency Dun & Bradstreet, who gave us the highest rating available (D&B Rating 1), indicating the lowest risk profile.

Where others don't go

We have clients that operate in areas that are remote, inhospitable or embroiled in conflict. They rely on us to deliver on our promise of supplying goods and services anywhere, anytime. We have developed a comprehensive worldwide logistics network, and built up a deep understanding of how to make successful global deliveries of food, goods and beverages. An unrelenting focus on safety and security, combined with zero tolerance for error, ensures that our logistical operations make our clients’ lives that little bit more comfortable. We carefully analyze each project to understand and mitigate potential risk. We then work fast and adapt to local conditions, creating dynamic regional supply structures that are reliable and effective. By providing tailor-made solutions designed to fit each client’s individual specifications and location, even those in remote and challenging areas, we free up clients so that they concentrate on the critical tasks they are there to perform. As well as being US Army Public Health Command approved, we are also an officially registered supplier to UNGM, FAO, ITC, UNOPS, UNOV, UNAMID, UNECA, UNIFIL, UNMIT, UNPD, WFP, WIPO and UNAMI.

Single source supply

Our clients have total choice and freedom when selecting from the more than 40,000 goods we hold in our range, enabling them to choose as few or as many items as they wish. With single source supply, once clients have made their choice we take care of the rest. From sourcing, consolidation—a critical part of our service—to shipping, customs clearance, and delivery anywhere in the world. Whether we're supplying military or peacekeeping forces in Afghanistan or Somalia, or cruise ships in the Mediterranean Sea, we deliver our suppliers' products on time, every time. We build strong partnerships with A-brands and leading producers from a wide variety of sectors.

How we serve our clients

Government and defence

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