Ballast Nedam and Microbeton Join Forces
NIEUWEGEIN, The Netherlands, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Ballast Nedam and Microbeton are the co-founders of Concrete Valley. The company will
focus on specialised solutions in the concrete industry. Concrete Valley consists of two
companies, Waco Lingen Beton from Bergen op Zoom and Microbeton from Krimpen aan den
IJssel. Microbeton will transfer its operations from Krimpen aan de IJssel to Waco Lingen
Beton’s current site at Bergen op Zoom.
Waco Lingen Beton
Waco Lingen Beton (a Ballast Nedam company) focuses on the development, production and
delivery of high quality, serially produced prefabricated concrete elements for use in
groundwork, road building, and hydraulic engineering. These include pipe drops, culverts,
tunnels, and noise barriers. The company possesses the expertise and ability to tackle
major projects, elements, and the associated production facilities.
Microbeton is a specialist in the development, production, and delivery of distinctive
concepts. Its ferro-cement products are characterised by a slender, lightweight
construction which delivers 70% savings in terms of materials usage and weight.
Microbeton’s sustainable products are used in top-quality architectural designs for new
construction, renovation, and redevelopment projects.
This joint venture is fully in keeping with Ballast Nedam’s strategy. Concrete Valley
delivers distinctive capacity by harnessing the innovative abilities of supply companies
and specialist companies. Hans van der Meer, the head of Ballast Nedam Supplies, notes
that “Combined solutions based on Microbeton’s lightweight products and Concrete Waco
Lingen’s prefabricated concrete products create a range of promising opportunities in
areas such as groundwork, road-building, and hydraulic engineering, in addition to
residential and utilities construction. One example would be the use of sandwich panels as
Pieter Nap, the managing director of Microbeton points out that “Concrete Valley’s
facilities enable us to keep on growing. In Ballast Nedam, we have a partner who shares
our ambitions. Concrete Valley will develop into an inspiring environment within which
various companies can cooperate with one another. Their common goal will be to develop
products and solutions that add value for our customers!”
Ballast Nedam has a leading position in construction and infrastructure. The company
operates mainly in the Netherlands on integrated and other projects for companies, public
authorities and housing consumers, in the fields of mobility, housing, employment, leisure
and energy. Ballast Nedam operates internationally in various areas of expertise. Ballast
Nedam supplies project, process and contract management in the development, implementation
and management phases. The company also provides specialized know-how and skills, and
semi-finished and finished products. Ballast Nedam is listed on NYSE Euronext in
Amsterdam. The share is included in the Amsterdam Small Cap Index.
SOURCE Ballast Nedam NV