BESIX Group, through its Belgian subsidiary BESIX Infra, completed the acquisition of the road construction activities of STRABAG BV in the Netherlands on 29 January 2021. The acquisition includes a transfer of assets: all real estate including the sites in Roermond, the asphalt plant, equipment, employees and ongoing projects are transferred to BESIX Infra Nederland BV.
BESIX Group, a Belgian construction company founded in 1909 by the Stulemeijer brothers of Breda (who also founded IGB - Internationale Gewapend Betonbouw), re-entered the Dutch market in 1992 under the name BESIX Nederland. Today, 29 years later, the company has an impressive track record of projects in civil engineering, utility construction and marine works. To name but a few references, BESIX Nederland has left a lasting mark on the skyline of Rotterdam with the towers Montevideo, New Orleans and Maastoren, it has participated in the construction of the ‘Roertunnels’ along the A73 at Roermond, and it has installed the new Limmel lock. The company draws on extensive expertise in infrastructure projects, such as the recently finished Outer Ring Parkstad Limburg, the ongoing A16 in Rotterdam for Rijkswaterstaat and the projects ‘Area development Eastern Langstraat (A59)’ for the Province of Noord-Brabant as well as the extension of the A15 at Arnhem (also for the Dutch Department of Public Works), for which BESIX is in the starting blocks.
BESIX Infra, a subsidiary of BESIX Group since 2017, is a leading player in the infrastructure market in Flanders and Brussels, as its sister company Socogetra is in Wallonia. With its strong expertise in road works and complex sewerage works, BESIX Infra has experienced successful growth in recent years. As 2 out of 3 of their asphalt production sites are close to the Dutch border, BESIX Infra was looking for opportunities to extend its activities to the south of the Netherlands.