Volker Staal en Funderingen sells steel activities to VDS Rotterdam BV.
Acquisition invigorates VDS’s growth ambition in the Rotterdam region

Volker Staal en Funderingen (VSF) has sold her steel activities to VDS Rotterdam (VDS), which is part of the VDS Group. VSF employs approximately 140 professionals, of which 32 steel- and construction employees will join VDS. The people working on the foundations scope of VSF will not be transferred. The foundation activities will continue under the present name; Volker Staal en Funderingen. The agreement was signed on the 28th of June 2018.

Powerful position

VDS has the ambition to establish a strong position in the Rotterdam area. The company is undergoing a stable growth over the last few years. “To facilitate that growth, a company has to keep innovating and investing”, says VDS CEO Robert van der Loos. According Van der Loos, the acquisition leads to an improvement in market position, services, expertise and product portfolio.

Laurent van Mansfeld (director VSF): “in VDS we have found all ingredients for a bright future of our steel activities. With our fullest confidence we hand over our employees and order book to VDS!”

About VDS Staal- en Machinebouw

VDS was established in 1981 and develops and constructs steel- and aluminium constructions and machines. Over the past few years, a solid company was built with over 80 FTE and 120 flexible employees. Offshore constructions, modules, jackets, civil constructions, certified welding, blasting and coating, bridges, shipbuilding and ship repair are the main specialisations. VDS has 160,000m2 of deepsea facilities in Flushing, Rotterdam and Eemshaven. It’s clientele consists of renowned names such as Van Oord, Heerema Marine Contractors, Jan de Nul, Allseas, Siemens and various others such as municipalities and local governments for bridges. 

About Volker Staal en Funderingen

VSF is a civil engineering contracting company specialised in heavy and complex foundation works. VSF has its own specialist equipment and floating craft for realisation of foundation works and on-site assembly of hydraulic engineering steel structures. VSF is part of VolkerWessels and shapes, together with her parent company Van Hattum en Blankevoort the infrastructure within the group.

About VolkerWessels

VolkerWessels is a leading integrated and diversified listed construction group with a “think global, act local” mind-set. VolkerWessels’ operating model combines a local sales and client focus with a control and support structure at divisional level that optimises scale and expertise across its operating companies. VolkerWessels operates primarily in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, North America and Germany. Operationally, its business is organised in six segments. In the countries in which VolkerWessels operates it has over 120 local operating companies, which have national and regional offices and management.