Sustainable Cities

Company profile

European market leader in the pooling of plastic pallets; this includes:

  • the rental and management of plastic pallets, crates and drums for the professional market (mainly the food and pharma industry).
  • support services such as transportation, cleaning and repairs.

Investment rationale

Contraload is responding to two major trends that perfectly fit with our platform's strategy: sustainability and efficient logistics. The company also provides an answer to the increasing stringent standards regarding hygiene. From our expertise and shared ambition we want to contribute to the realisation of Contraload's growth ambitions.

Growth strategy

With the support of Gimv, Contraload wants to realise:

  • further international expansion
  • offer new services in new sectors through organic growth and acquisitions

Press releases

  • Activity: Plastic pallet pooling
  • Website:
  • Location: Belgium
  • Entry: 2016
  • Deal contact: Guy Mampaey
  • Platform: Sustainable Cities
  • Revenue: EUR 25m (2016)
  • Staff: 50

Guy Mampaey, Partner

Guy Mampaey has worked at Gimv since 1981. He focuses on larger buyout transactions and on the relations with various European buyout funds in which Gimv is participating.

He is a member of the board of directors of various companies, including VCST and EBT. He is also member of several Advisory Committees of international funds.

Guy Mampaey holds a degree in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp (Belgium).



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Guy Mampaey