Acquisition of Osborn Customs Services Ltd Strengthens Presence in UK


Customs Support, the leading digital partner for customs declarations in Europe, announces the acquisition of Osborn Customs Services (OCS). With this acquisition Customs Support strengthens their local presence in the UK with offices close by clients in the most important logistics hotspots.

About Osborn Customs Services

From it’s inauguration in 2001, Osborn Customs Services Ltd set out to provide the import/export community with a committed, independent, reliable and cost-effective customs clearance service. As the company received more complicated customs entries, and as an IT driven company, they targeted automation of customs processes. With the ability to cover all major UK ports and their wealth of knowledge and experience, Osborn Customs Services has become one of the go-to companies in the customs industry. In 2017 the company achieved AEO status, which underlined their premier status as a customs clearance agent. The company founder, Mr Gavin Osborn, has always committed to quality and speed of service since the outset of Osborn Customs Services.

Both Osborn Customs Services and Customs Support strongly believe that the respective clients will benefit greatly from the amalgamation given the focus on digital customs services, commitment to quality and enhanced geographic coverage.

“With joining Customs Support, we are convinced this will be highly beneficial for our clients as both Customs Support and Osborn Customs Services emphasise the importance of speed of execution combined with a strong European footprint. We are thrilled about joining Customs Support as they are the frontrunner in digitising the customs industry. We believe in the great fit for both clients and employees.”
- Gavin Osborn, Managing Director of Osborn Customs Services.

“With Gavin and his team joining the Customs Support family we are further expanding our presence in logistical hotspots in United Kingdom. The team of Osborn Customs Services brings in broad customs knowledge accuracy and expertise in customs clearance and digital knowledge. Osborn Customs Services has an excellent track record in providing customs services to clients. In our ambition to be in close proximity with clients, we can offer clients a broad and complete range of customs services in 8 locations in United Kingdom. Global customs knowledge, local presence!”
- 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 >1,100 dedicated customs professionals serving over 12,000 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, France, United Kingdom, Poland, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland.

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 frontrunner in digital customs and invests substantially in the digitalisation of the customs process.

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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 at

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