History

Munckhof was founded in 1927 by Hein van den Munckhof. What started as a small company that transported people from one northern Limburg village to the next in a fourteen-seater bus has grown into one of the largest passenger transport and corporate travel organizations in the Netherlands in just ninety years' time. Munckhof is still headquartered in Horst.

Munckhof's history:

  • 1927: Munckhof is founded by Hein van den Munckhof.
  • 1932: Munckhof offers bus services in Horst, Venray and Helmond.
  • 1942: Bus services are terminated under mounting pressure during the war.
  • 1945: Munckhof is re-established by Hein van den Munckhof.
  • 1953: Munckhof introduces day trips to tourist destinations in the Netherlands and abroad.
  • 1964: Munckhof starts collaborating with De Magneet travel agency.
  • 1971: Munckhof and twelve other carriers found SATO, which specializes in the transport of troops.
  • 1974: Munckhof and seven other companies found Magneet Coach Group. They later take over all transport for Holland International.
  • 1992: Munckhof Business Travel Venlo is founded, which specializes in corporate travel.
  • 1993: Munckhof Taxi is founded in response to a transport agreement entered into by Munckhof and De Wendel healthcare institute.
  • 1995: Munckhof expands after acquiring Taxi Bovee, Taxi Hoba and Van Goch coach company in Deurne.
  • 1995: Munckhof joins Hermes Groep.
  • 1996: Munckhof acquires EHAD coach company in Helmond.
  • 1997: Munckhof founds Munckhof Travel Nijmegen after acquiring Havi Travel in Nijmegen.
  • 1997: Munckhof relocates to its new headquarters on Handelstraat in Horst.
  • 1998: Munckhof Business Travel Amsterdam is founded.
  • 2000: Munckhof leaves Hermes Groep.
  • 2000: Van Ham Reizen, Duma Reizen and Pedi Taxi join Munckhof Groep.
  • 2001: Munckhof acquires the Rabobank Maashorst travel agency, which is renamed Munckhof Reiswereld.
  • 2002: Maasbuurt Taxi joins Munckhof Groep.
  • 2003: Munckhof buys shares in Quipment, which supplies data communications to the taxi sector.
  • 2003: Munckhof acquires the travel agencies of Rabobank Panningen and Bergen, which become part of Munckhof Reiswereld.
  • 2004: Munckhof acquires Travel24.com and renames it Munckhof Business Travel.
  • 2004: Munckhof Business Travel Schiphol is founded.
  • 2004: Munckhof acquires Taxi van den Tillart in Boekel, which becomes part of Maasbuurt Taxi in Heijen.
  • 2004: Munckhof Groups & Incentives (MGI Travel) in Rotterdam is founded.
  • 2004: Munckhof Regie, the command centre for group transport, is founded.
  • 2006: Munckhof acquires Taxi Peeten in Baarlo.
  • 2006: Munckhof Polska (coach transport) is founded in PoznaƄ (Poland).
  • 2006: Munckhof Business Travel Venlo acquires Uniglobe Venlo.
  • 2006: Munckhof China Beijing is founded.
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  • 2007: Munckhof acquires Taxi Westermann in Duiven and Taxi Leudal in Beegden. These companies continue as Munckhof Taxi Arnhem and Munckhof Taxi Roermond, respectively.
  • 2007: Acquisition and collaboration with VVV Horst aan de Maas in Tourist Information Centre Horst.
  • 2008: Munckhof China NetworX is founded in Venlo.
  • 2009: Munckhof Business Travel opens its Nijmegen branch and takes over the business activities of VakantieXperts de Planeet.
  • 2009: DDMA China Ltd. is founded in Beijing.
  • 2009: Munckhof sells its shares in Quipment.
  • 2009: Munckhof Taxi Nijmegen is founded.
  • 2010: Munckhof takes over the corporate travel activities of DB Travel Consultancy in Den Bosch.
  • 2011: Munckhof acquires VakantieXperts Panningen. The two separate travel agencies continue under the name VakantieXperts Munckhof.
  • 2013: Munckhof acquires Oad Business Travel. These branches, situated throughout the Netherlands, continue under the name Munckhof Business Travel.
  • 2014: Munckhof acquires Verstraaten Personenvervoer BV in Venray.
  • 2014: Munckhof Taxi Ridderkerk is founded.
  • 2015: Munckhof sells its shares in VakantieXperts Munckhof. The travel agencies continue under the name VakantieXperts Horst/Panningen.
  • 2016: Munckhof acquires ETS Taxi & Zorgvervoer in Zaandam.
  • 2016: Munckhof acquires corporate travel agency Robers & Partners
  • 2017: Munckhof founds Munckhof Taxi Tilburg.