15 years Contraload

15 years Contraload

13/05/2019 About Contraload I cannot believe it has been 15 years since the day we signed the official Contraload business plan and started our quest for the first customers, arranging the first transports, creating our tracing system and even spending weekends...
Business Plans as usual

Business Plans as usual

12/04/2019 About Contraload A part of any ambitious CEO job description is going from business plan to business plan.  It is the first thing a PE, bank or shareholder asks for and wants to analyze and question.  Often this request is more a need for financial figures,...
Happy by nature

Happy by nature

05/04/2019 Sustainability Is there a connection between happiness and the environment? A Belgian newspaper had a nice article last week about the fact that environmentally friendly countries have a happy population. According to the comparison of the World Happiness...
Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

25/03/2019 Sustainability Another showpiece program? As a supplier to multinationals, you are often subjected to CSR questionnaires.  They are very time consuming and to be honest, you can answer whatever you like as long as it is sociable.  I have never really fully...
Think Big…

Think Big…

15/03/2019 About Contraload Disrupt the game! So 2019 was going to be a year to strengthen our base and not be too adventurous…  I must have been suffering from post-acquisition stress syndrome after a year of over 40% growth.  Every year feels like a crucial...
Vegetal Plastics

Vegetal Plastics

08/03/2019 Sustainability Vegetal plastics are so sweet! We at Contraload think sustainability is very important. We not only optimize our services and products to save CO2, but also do this with our giveaways. Take our pens for example, 100 % Vegetal plastics.  But...
Business or economy?

Business or economy?

01/03/2019 About Contraload I am on a flight to Canada, from Brussels to Toronto via London Heathrow.  I will be 6 days away from my family, getting jet-lagged, working hard, having some fun in between and hopefully doing some positive business. As a CEO or employee,...
Why you should OUTSOURCE your NON-CORE activities

Why you should OUTSOURCE your NON-CORE activities

08/02/2019 Logistics Most people associate ownership of an asset with being in control of it.  There is a rooted belief that we risk losing control of something when it is not our property and we therefore have to always make sure our name is printed in bold on it.  I...