ABO-Group Environment and the ambitious surveying company MEET HET join forces
MEET HET, headquartered in Mariakerke (Ghent), is an expert in monitoring, digital twins and technical measurements. Partly through their network of surveyors and associated experts, a wide range of innovative surveying services, training and classical surveying is offered. The company was founded in 2011 as a land surveying agency and in addition put itself on the map as the first ever franchise organisation for surveyors. For franchisees, this offers the flexibility of a small company, with the economies of scale of a large one.
“This transaction offers ABO-Group the opportunity not only to enter a reference land surveying agency in Flanders, but also to further develop its objectives in terms of digitalisation and innovative surveying techniques,” clarifies CEO Frank De Palmenaer, also a surveyor by training. “MEET HET is not a classic surveying agency. Since day one, the company focused on digital and high-tech measurement methods to meet the increasingly data-driven needs of clients. Thus, a large part of MEET HET’s assignments consist of monitoring projects, in which various critical parameters are monitored 24/7 through its own software platform. MEET HET can connect almost any sensor to the platform and provide real-time data to the client. These applications are commonly used to monitor risks in construction projects. With their (mobile) laser scanners and drones, they make digital twins of buildings, ships and industrial installations, among others.”
ABO-Group takes 70% stake in MEET HET and the current founders, Bram Van Londersele, Jonas Van Hooreweghe and Jonas Van Dosselaer, will remain shareholders and will lead the further growth. Both companies hope their ambitions will enable them to realise their dreams and pursue further growth.