Lineas appoints Andreas Plikat as Country Manager for the Netherlands

Lineas, Europe’s largest private rail freight operator, today announces a leadership transition for its operations in the Netherlands. ​
Andreas Plikat, who currently serves as Country Manager for Lineas Germany, will take on the role of Country Manager for both Germany and the Netherlands, effective as of April 1st, 2024.

This strategic decision reflects Lineas' ambition to optimize operations and maximize synergies across its European network. The consolidation of leadership for Germany and the Netherlands is in line with the strategy to increase efficiency and encourage collaboration across borders. By merging the management positions, Lineas aims to cultivate a unified company culture and strengthen its position on the international market.

The responsibilities of Andreas Plikat in the Netherlands will include strengthening Lineas' presence in the Dutch rail freight market, with a particular focus on cultivating key partnerships such as the Port of Rotterdam, a central hub in European trade.

"Andreas' proven track record of leadership and extensive industry knowledge make him the ideal candidate to lead our operations in the Netherlands and further strengthen our position in the European rail freight landscape," said Bernard Gustin, Executive Chairman at Lineas.



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About Lineas

Lineas helps companies make their supply chains climate-neutral by shifting their cargo from road to rail, reducing CO2 emissions by 90%. To this end, the company has built the largest private rail network in Europe offering customers fast, daily and reliable connections across the continent. Lineas has nearly 2,000 employees and is headquartered in Belgium with offices in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain. 

Lineas is the largest private rail freight company with the independent private equity group Argos Wityu, FPIM and Lineas management as shareholders. 


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