A specialist in the provision of innovative steel wire and fibre rope solutions has announced the appointment of three key members of staff as it strengthens its team to fulfil ambitious growth plans.
In the last 2 months alone, Hendrik Veder Group’s Aberdeen base has secured a clutch of new contracts thanks to increased adoption of new propositions which has enabled the company to grow.
Hendrik Veder Group is a market leader in the provision of innovative, durable and sustainable steel wire and fibre rope products and lifting solutions to the offshore, maritime and other industries. The company offers a process approach which works exactly in-step with customer needs and creates bespoke, sustainable and durable solutions which focus on compliance, safety and cost savings.
The 220-year-old company is headquartered in the Netherlands and operates from other key locations including Norway and the UK, with its European footprint making the company ideally positioned to maximise accessibility and satisfy client needs, even when working to short timescales.
Following a spell as Chief Commercial Officer at the group’s Rotterdam HQ, Bertwin Zonneveld has been appointed UK Managing Director, located in Aberdeen. With more than 20 years of experience at director and senior management level, Bertwin previously served as interim MD in the UK, and was keen to extend his tenure after seeing the further potential in the team and the region.
Also bolstering the team as it looks to the future are recently appointed sales managers, Kyle McAskill and Peter McDougall. Peter’s decade of experience in wire rope and lifting solutions coupled with Kyle’s network opening up a new client base are both set to play key roles in realising ambitious growth targets.
Commenting on the news, Bertwin Zonneveld says, “I’ve developed a strong connection with the local culture, the team and the company. Now, I’m ready to take up the challenge of helping Hendrik Veder Group achieve our ambitions in the UK market. Our goal is to help maritime and offshore companies operate more sustainably while lowering their costs with our innovative process approach.”
“When it comes to lifting, hoisting and towing, we take the entire process into account from maintenance, refurbishment and services, to certifications and inventory management. Our integral process approach delivers clear added value by making operations smarter and more efficient. We are still recruiting new members to our sales team in the UK and improving in IT, including adopting efficient ERP systems. Our vision is to fully tap into our company’s potential. We are very confident, which means we’re investing in our growth, even at a time like this. We’ll also be taking full advantage of all the options our company has at its disposal, whether it’s synthetic ropes, larger-diameter steel cables or worldwide inspections,” continues Zonneveld.