About us


Terval is a company specialized in the import and processing of industrial coal and other bulk products for industrial use. Located in Liege (along the Albert Canal), the company also provides logistics services with direct links to the ports of Antwerp, Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Terval wants to be close to its customers and to listen to their needs and their problems in order to propose a product corresponding to the specificities of each one.

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Why work with us?

40 years of experience

Terval offers you the flexibility and reactivity of an SME, at the service of large industrial companies.

Quality service

Thanks to our efficiency and ability to meet our customers’ needs, we have been a trusted industrial partner for 40 years.


  • covered storage of 25,000 m²,
  • free storage of 130,000 ,
  • 10,000 tons of unloading per day,
  • 800,000 tonnes of crushing per year,
  • 70,000 tons of grinding & drying per year.


In the vicinity of Germany, France and the Netherlands, our tri-modal terminal provides a connection to the inland waterway network, rail and road.

We are less than 48 hours away from the major ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp.

Our history

Terval was founded in 1981 on Monsin Island in Liege. Its initial vocation was to develop slag heaps (which inspired the company’s name).

In the first half of the 1980s, Dirk Schmidt-Holzmann and Benoît Blondiau joined forces in the context of the closure of the European coal mines.

At the time, many industrialists were equipped with coal-fired boilers or furnaces and needed new alternatives for their supplies.

Terval has responded to this demand by developing the processing and distribution of imported coal (from South Africa in particular).

Thanks to its advantageous location, Terval has become an ideal partner for manufacturers. Located at less than forty-eight hours sailing time from the ports of the ARA zone (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp), Terval avoids the high handling, storage and product preparation costs of these large sea ports.

Over the years, the company has made continuous investments to equip itself with a first-class tool for screening, crushing, mixing, homogenizing and washing coal.

In addition, the proximity of Germany and France and the river connection to both countries allow Terval to work with a very wide range of customers.

At the end of the 1990s, Terval set up a subsidiary in France to further expand its range of activities by increasing its presence in a number of major French ports.
Terval not only markets steam coal, but also anthracite, petroleum coke and, later, micronized coal.

As a long-standing partner of the cement industry, Terval has also specialised in the marketing and preparation of calcium sulphates and iron oxides.

At the end of 2019, aware of the challenges of the ecological transition, Terval continues to invest in its terminal by acquiring new annexed land and building new hangars to enable it to extend over 15 hectares and to have 25,000 m² of covered storage space.
New investments also provide the company with a highly efficient train loading station, enabling it to once again become a leading tri-modal logistics platform.

For the 2020s, Terval’s new challenge is to accelerate the diversification of its energy portfolio by developing the biomass and wood markets in particular.

They trust us

The opinion of our partners


« We have been working with Terval for 5 years. We cooperate together to get the highest quality for our customers. »

STW Sulechow

"We have been working with Terval for 30 years for the purchase and sale of various products for the steel industry. For them, "impossible" does not exist. Together we always find the best solutions. "

Reijnders b.v.

Who are we?

Our direction



Managing Director
Hakim Hennen



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