Sweco expands in Belgium
Sweco is acquiring the operations of HaskoningDHV Belgium after concluding an asset purchase agreement with Royal HaskoningDHV. HaskoningDHV Belgium is specialised in soil investigations and decontamination, environmental impact assessments and integrated area development. This acquisition will further strengthen Sweco’s position on the Belgian market.
"I am pleased to welcome HaskoningDHV Belgium to Sweco. Sweco has a very solid base in Belgium. We have an efficient organisation and are continuously growing. The experts from HaskoningDHV Belgium are a perfect match for our multidisciplinary teams, which ensures a smooth continuation for current projects. By joining forces, we will be planning and designing the communities and cities of the future,” says Tomas Carlsson, President and CEO of Sweco.
HaskoningDHV Belgium, which operates from Mechelen and Namur, offers services within soil investigations and decontamination, environmental impact assessments and integrated area development. The company’s 36 highly qualified experts will be employed by Sweco as of January 2nd 2018.
“We have a clear strategy outlining where we want to operate and ways in which we aim to grow through the efficient delivery of innovative solutions. Based on this, we reviewed our local operations in Belgium. We analysed a number of options to ensure continuity and attractiveness for our current employees and our clients within these services. As Sweco Belgium is focused on growing in these service areas, we are confident that we have found the best possible partner for HaskoningDHV Belgium going forward. Royal HaskoningDHV remains committed to providing the Belgian market with our globally renowned services,” says Erik Oostwegel, CEO Royal HaskoningDHV.
“Sweco is further strengthening its market position with the asset acquisition of HaskoningDHV Belgium. We are growing, and the projects in our portfolio will make ideal use of HaskoningDHV Belgium’s expertise. We have a dedicated integration team to ensure an efficient and fast integration period. Our focus over the next few months will be to integrate all new employees and to ensure continuity in all of our projects," says Erwin Malcorps, Managing Director of Sweco Belgium.
For additional information, please contact:
Erwin Malcorps, Managing Director, Sweco Belgium, firstname.lastname@example.org, +32 473 888 202
Johanna Nyman, acting Chief Press Officer, Sweco, email@example.com, +46 733 42 26 92
Suzette Schreuder, Press Officer Royal HaskoningDHV, firstname.lastname@example.org, +31 88 3482026 / +31 6 29098238
Sweco plans and designs tomorrow’s communities and cities. Our work produces sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to electricity and clean water. With 14,500 employees in Europe, we offer our customers the right expertise for every situation. We carry out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 16.5 billion (EUR 1.7 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.