ABO-Group expands in the Netherlands


ABO-Group is expanding its geotechnical activities through the acquisition of Geomet, a Dutch expert in geotechnical advice and penetration tests. This now confirms geotechnology as the Core Business of ABO-Group in Europe.

In 2008, ABO-Group took its first steps in the geotechnical market in the Netherlands with the takeover of Goorbergh Geotechniek. Now comes a giant leap ahead through the acquisition of Geomet, a geotechnical advice and fieldwork agency with 20 employees based in Alphen aan den Rijn. By combining forces, ABO-Group expects to be able to exploit market opportunities in the Netherlands and beyond with greater strength. Its strong references and Geomet’s geotechnical expertise will contribute towards the market offering of the ABO-Group activities.

ABO-Group is deliberately opting for the Dutch market. Following several crisis years, there have been clear signs of recovery since 2015. Expectations are positive for the next few years too. Frank De Palmenaer, CEO ABO-Group: “Following several years of depression, the revival is only now starting to be noticeable and so it is the ideal time to strengthen our position in the Netherlands. This acquisition enables us to expand our presence in the Netherlands providing high-end geotechnical services. With the combined expertise, in addition to fieldwork, we are now able to offer geotechnical advice in the most complex of cases, just as we have been able to in our two other home countries of Belgium and France for some time now.”

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