Hendrik Veder Group

Netherlands-based Hendrik Veder Group (HVG), global specialists in steel wire and fibre rope products and lifting services, has announced its acquisition of Aberdeen-based Universal Inspection UK Ltd.

International growth strategy

With sites in five European countries, Hendrik Veder Group is a leading provider of lifting and inspection services and has one of the largest wire rope sling production and test facilities in Europe. The acquisition of Universal Inspection will support HVG’s move into additional markets, facilitating the firm’s UK and international growth strategy. As a result, HVG can offer UK customers the same wide range of combined products and services, economies of scale and additional technical support as it does across the rest of Europe.

New facility

The new Hendrik Veder Group facility in the UK will have a strong focus on supplying steel wire and fibre rope products and solutions, primarily to support the UKCS, maritime, subsea and renewables industries. The acquisition ensures that customers receive the most efficient service. The increased Group production capacity and the sizable distribution network will also contribute to fast and reliable deliveries.

Tailor-made services

Hendrik Veder Group has been providing tailor-made services to the lifting and shipping industry since 1800 and is certified across the Group to ISO 9001:2015 and type-approved manufacturers of DNVGL-ST-E271 and DNVGL-ST-E273. The firm focuses on the production of single-laid, cable-laid and grommet slings; sales of steel wire & fibre ropes and other lifting & towing materials; related services include proof load testing, inspection and installation.