Such an acquisition will strengthen the industrial and building services portfolio of VINCI Energies. More than 200 people work at the Verkerk Group, which achieved a turnover of € 26 million in 2016.
The Verkerk Group is a family business and has been active since 1923 with offices in Zwijndrecht and Hoevelaken in the Netherlands. Historically, the Verkerk Group has served the Dutch market with a multitude of services, solutions, and service & maintenance activities. The strength of the Verkerk Group is in the bundling of their specialities, such as security, communication, energy, inspection, installation, measurement and control technology, panel building, services and maintenance, industrial automation and care domotics (home automation), among others, with a specific focus on the market sectors of industry, utility, marine & offshore, and healthcare.
Pieter Visser, the general director of the Verkerk Group, explains: ‘The world of (electrical) installation technology and related services has quickly and significantly changed in recent years, and we at the Verkerk Group continue to move along with it. The Verkerk Group wants to be a learning organisation which is a leader in innovations and can offer high-quality services. By seeking affiliation with VINCI Energies, we can also guarantee this to our employees and clients in the future.’
Jos Boers, CEO of VINCI Energies, adds: ‘The activities of the Verkerk Group are very similar to comparable activities of VINCI Energies in the Netherlands, and they are a welcome addition to our portfolio. The expertise of the people at the Verkerk Group is complementary and very valuable to our organisation. The components of the Verkerk Group will work closely with the business unit network of VINCI Energies in the Netherlands. As a result of this collaboration, the portfolio of services and solutions offered by both parties will be further strengthened.’
The Verkerk Group name will continue and will be marketed alongside VINCI Energies other brands of Actemium, Axians, Omexom and VINCI Facilities in the Netherlands.