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Anders Invest acquires VIOS Houttechniek

May 15, 2019


On May 15th, Anders Invest acquired VIOS Houttechniek with branches in Driebruggen, Hoorn and Doetinchem. VIOS, founded in 1914 and now number 1 in the Netherlands in the production and sale of wooden staircases, has a turnover of € 25-30 million and employs more than 150 people. For Anders Invest, it is the 15th company in its industry portfolio.


VIOS is the market leader in the Netherlands in the field of engineering, production and assembly of serial custom-made staircases for residential construction. The company has most large, medium and small Dutch construction companies as customers. VIOS is increasingly involved in the construction process so that the right staircase is installed at the right time and the completion of the home can proceed in a timely manner. On the sales side, VIOS is also integrated with contractors and developers with online tools with which home owners can configure their stairs. In addition to serial-produced staircases, VIOS makes exclusive, tailor-made staircases including carpentry, stair gates and stair railings.


Stairrailing factory Fremeyer in Hoorn is also part of the transaction. VIOS has a third location in Doetinchem with a showroom where various luxury staircases can be seen. VIOS increasingly inspires its customers and end users in the application of higher quality staircases, finishes and various options. VIOS has a modern and automated machine park at its factory in Driebruggen, which means that a staircase is processed very efficiently from drawing to end product.


The shares were taken over from directors Hans Diekema and Jaap Mullié, both of whom had owned VIOS since 2003. Anders Invest is doing the acquisition together with incoming director Dirk Bergman, who is acquiring a minority interest. Dirk has extensive experience in management positions at wood and building materials companies. In his most recent role, Dirk was active as CEO of Deli Home.


In the past 10 years, VIOS has acquired a leading position in the market through organic growth and through various takeovers of smaller staircase factories. Due to the increasing demands on building processes, solid prospects for the number of new homes to be delivered and the consumer who expects more customization, the company sees sufficient opportunities for further growth. VIOS is characterized by a pleasant organizational culture with loyal employees with attention to quality and craftsmanship. Anders Invest and Dirk Bergman look forward to adding a successful new period to the company's history with them.

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