Belgian contractor Besix has bought the Dutch road subsidiary of Austrian firm Strabag, which it has renamed Besix Infra Nederland.
The acquisition includes the transfer of all real estate, an asphalt plant, equipment, employees and live projects. Besix will also take over the TPA Nederland asphalt laboratory, which will now be known as Infra Quality Support.
Jean Polet, Besix Infra’s chairman, said: "The acquisition of the activities of Strabag by Besix Infra Nederland is a logical step in Besix Group’s strategy to set up its own road works activities in the south of the Netherlands."
Bart Verhulst, Besix Infra’s managing director, said: "Our goal is to be able to contract, accompany and execute road works as well as to produce and process our own asphalt, both independently and in integrated projects with partners."
Image: A Besix asphalt plant in Roermond, southern Netherlands (Besix)