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Customs Support expands its presence in the United Kingdom with the acquisition of Britannia Bureau.


Customs Support, the leading digital customs broker in Europe, announces the acquisition of Britannia Bureau Limited. This acquisition enables Customs Support to strengthen its presence across Great Britain and to make customs easy for global trade from and to the United Kingdom.


About Britannia Bureau Limited (Britannia Bureau)

Started in 2009, Britannia Bureau is a fully digitalised and independent customs bureau. With the unrivalled expertise of more than 80 employees and strategically located across the UK, Britannia Bureau offers state-of-the-art and fully digitalised Customs brokerage, duty management and international trade processes with a focus on delivering solutions. Britannia Bureau has embraced digitalisation in an early stage and offers best-in-breed software for customs management in order to provide total visibility and control of the customs process.


The company is recognised for its outstanding service and providing best practice solutions, thanks to the support of an experienced team of customs experts and logisticians. As an independent customs broker, the team works in close collaboration with all relevant stakeholders in order to deliver performance improvements and best-in-class compliance. Britannia Bureau is UK AEO certified and member of Acita and CPG.


“Our principal business objective is to identify and deliver performance improvements whilst making sure clients benefit from our up-to-date knowledge and extensive services. Embracing digital customs solutions is what we did in an early stage and what we recognised in Customs Support. I am absolutely convinced that clients will experience the benefits of this integration - Mark Taylor, Managing Director of Britannia Bureau Limited.

“The team of Britannia Bureau is highly trained and experienced in customs and compliance matters. With digital, we can deliver a broader set of services to clients in the UK. Combined with their strategically located offices, it is the perfect match. - Frank Weermeijer, CEO of Customs Support Group

About Customs Support Group:

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Customs Support Group is Europe’s leading independent, digital and neutral provider of customs services employing >1,500 dedicated customs professionals serving over 15,000 customers annually. Through our extensive service offering and digital capability, we consistently support our customers in maximising regulatory compliance, achieving operational efficiencies, import duty optimisation, duty planning, and ongoing development for a constantly shifting customs landscape.


In addition to traditional brokerage and digital services, Customs Support Group offers customs consulting and gas measurement services. The company is currently active in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Spain and Luxembourg.


In Europe, Customs Support Group serves many cross-border clients in several industries such as automotive, food and beverage, and many more. Customs Support is the number one in digital customs and invests substantially in the digitalisation of the customs process.

For more information, please visit https://www.customssupport.com/


About Castik Capital:

Castik Capital S.à r.l. (“Castik Capital”) manages investments in private equity. Castik Capital is a European Private Equity firm, acquiring significant ownership positions in European private and public companies, where long-term value can be generated through active partnerships with management teams.

Founded in 2014, Castik Capital is based in Luxembourg and focuses on identifying and developing investment opportunities across Europe. Investments are made by the Luxembourg-based fund, EPIC II SLP. The advisor to Castik Capital S.à r.l. is Castik Capital Partners GmbH, based in Munich.


If you are the owner of a customs brokerage, gas measurement or other related services business and would like to know more about the possibilities of your business joining Customs Support, please contact Sebastian Ootjers – Director M&A and Corporate Development sebastian.ootjers@customssupport.com.

If you have any questions, please refer to our Marketing & Communications department at marketing@customssupport.com.

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