On August 10th, 2017, Anders Invest acquired 70% of the shares of Brabant Group in Oosterhout from director and shareholder Huub van der Does. Directors and shareholders Erik Drijver and Dick Ravensbergen remain with a minority interest. Van der Does will continue his current role until the end of 2017 enabling a smooth transfer. It is Anders Invests 8th acquisition. The deal is financed by ING.
Brabant Group is market leader in automated blasting and preservation of steel plates and profiles for the shipbuilding industry. Other conservation specialisms of the company are lacquering, metallizing and application of fire retardant coatings. Brabant Group has its own large locations in Oosterhout, Waspik and Heerenveen, with access via the road and over the water, which enables it to deal with oversized objects such as pipe spools, windmills, sheet piles, bridges and pipe works. For decades the company has been blasting and preserving steel in the Netherlands and abroad.
The stable demand for preservation work and the growing industry in the Benelux offer a great perspective for the company. By continuing to invest in automation of blasting and preserving and in new preserving techniques which reduce the impact on the environment Brabant Group wants to remain front runner in its branche.
Anders Invest has a lot of respect for the board and the approximately 100 employees who created a very stable company with a well known and reliable brand. We are looking forward working together with them on the future of the company.