Opening up renewables market key to 2021 success

Source: press release, 30 March 2021

Hendrik Veder Group UK Managing Director Bertwin Zonneveld
Hendrik Veder Group UK Managing Director Bertwin Zonneveld (photo: HVG)

Embracing opportunities in the growing renewables market will be key to growth in 2021 and beyond, according to a leading specialist in the provision of innovative steel wire and fibre rope solutions.

Whilst traditional steel ropes remain popular, Hendrik Veder Group (HVG) is also reporting increasing demand for fibre ropes, not least because they are eight times lighter and have significant health and safety, sustainability and reusability benefits without losing any of the capabilities of their steel equivalents.

And Aberdeen-based UK Managing Director Bertwin Zonneveld believes HVG is in a unique position to draw on internal knowledge and expertise to deliver with impact thanks to the company’s ownership of rope manufacturer G. van der Lee. The oldest family business in the Netherlands until it joined HVG in 2013, it produces and distributes a complete range of high-quality natural and synthetic fibre rope products solutions to the offshore, maritime and many other industries.

The unrivalled portfolio and experience are now proving to be a key to HVG’s ongoing growth in and around Aberdeen where demand for fibre ropes is showing a marked increase, thanks to the significant growth in the renewables market, which is now an integral market for the city-based team.

Bertwin Zonneveld says, “The manufacturing experience of G. van der Lee’s four centuries and our uniquely broad portfolio, offering both steel and fibre ropes, is placing HVG much in demand as a leading provider of bespoke solutions.”

“The market is continuing to open up for our Aberdeen base as more and more people become aware of the positive impact these solutions can have in the renewables and other sectors,” Zonneveld adds.

HVG is a market leader in the provision of innovative, durable and sustainable steel wire and fibre rope products and lifting. 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. Hendrik Veder Group is a 220-year-old company, 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.