Today Dirk Raes (65), the original founder, is the company’s acting director. He sold the original company and started a new venture with his family 7 years ago. His daughter, Nele Raes (39) and his son-in-law, are slowly but surely taking over. A pleasant encounter in a family company that is passionate about logistics, the health industry and its patients.
RAES, PASSION FOR PATIENTS
“Our mission at Raes Pharmaceutical Logistics, specialised in the pharmaceutical sector, is to deliver medical aids to patients 24/7, so we can help them get better. Today, our sector is under tremendous pressure. Everything is simply urgent in these times of Covid-19.”
THE COMPANY NAME GIVES A SENSE OF CONFIDENCE DURING A TAKE-OVER
“I started my company in the nineties and already then chose to give it my own name. Your own name stands for quality, possible success and it appeals to buyers. It stands for everything you really want to convey.
Throughout the take-over by the international Movianto I could count on a nice added value because of what I had achieved with Dirk Raes. And when my daughter and son-in-law were ready to join me, we started all over again.
oday Nele is head of our HR and she coaches and recruits our teamShe also supervises our bookkeeping. Frank is in charge of daily management and is responsible for our sales. Today we count 45 collaborators, from engineers, industrial pharmacists, office clerks to chauffeurs. There is always someone in our building, so we need a planning at all times and we never shut down. I myself keep working on the future of Raes.
Strategy with our sights set on the next level and on a positive evolution of our company. That remains my passion.”
RESOLVUS THE STRATEGIC ADVISOR OF RAES
“Resolvus advises Raes Pharmaceutical Logistics on financial strategic level. They taught us to really look at our figures. Today Resolvus is our sparring partner on several corporate levels.”
Edwig is a particularly good listener and each time we reach the right corporate insights together. It is always a pleasure to work with him. Whether you are a start-up, or a growing company, there are always challenges. Resolvus is very good at coming up with creative proposals and developing the right solutions.
At this moment we are thinking about mergers and acquisitions as well as optimising our own development. We also look at companies in the same sector. We’re not quite sure who it will be… a good match is of the utmost importance.
To bring together he right partners and connecting them is an art form, something else Resolvus is really good at! Forging solid, long-lasting relationships without adding on pressure: Raes is into that too!’
SELF-REFLECTION AND CREATIVITY
Resolvus has taught us to think creatively. You can rely on refreshing viewpoints, because of that specific thinking process. That way you reach a point of critical self-reflection and for both Raes and our very specific sector, this is extremely important.
Thanks, Dirk, we wish you and Raes a lot of success and we’re honoured to have been part of your team!