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Timeline Royal VolkerWessels

VolkerWessels has a long history. Various succesfull Dutch contractors and renowned family businesses were part of the company's founding.  

Volker

Wessels

Volker

1854

Contractor Adriaan Volker settles in Sliedrecht

Adriaan Volker

Wessels

Carpenter Arend Wessels decides to become a contractor making him the founder of the Wessels family business

KWS Stadionplein Amsterdam
1933

Dik Wessels returns to his father's family business

1963

At the age of Age 21 Dik takes over the family business

VolkerWessels
1967
1970

Three contracting companies with a rich history - Van Hattum en Blankevoort (1831), Boele & van Eesteren and Van Splunder continue under the name Stevin Groep

Boele
1972

The company is renamed to Royal Adriaan Volker Groep

1974

Stevin Canada is founded

Stevin Canada is founded
1975

Adrian Volker Group UK Ltd is founded

1978

Volker Stevin

Merger Royal Adriaan Volker Groep with Stevin Groep. Royal Volker Stevin is founded and becomes a listed public company

50 years anniversary of Beheersmaatschappij Bouwbedrijf Wessels Rijssen

1983

Kondor Wessels

IBB Kondor finds a strong partner in the Wessels family business and following a reverse take-over the listed company Kondor Wessels Group is founded. Kondor Wessels Deutschland is founded

1990
1991

Dredging activities are divested

1997

VolkerWessels

The two listed companies Royal Volker Stevin Groep and Kondor Wessels merge: Royal VolkerWessels Stevin N.V.

2001

Acquisition of KPN Netwerk Bouw results in the founding of VolkerWessels Telecom

Telecom
2003

Public offer of Wessels family, ending the listing of VolkerWessels

2006

Kondor Wessels Deutschland is sold to the Wessels family

2007

CVC acquires 42,5% of VolkerWessels shares

2009

The trade name VolkerWessels is introduced in the United Kingdom and all British companies continue under the name VolkerWessels UK

2013

The Wessels family buys the remaining shares back from CVC

2016

The Wessels family sell Kondor Wessels Deutschland back to VolkerWessels

2017

VolkerWessels returns to the stock market on 12 May. The group continues under the name Koninklijke VolkerWessels N.V.

VolkerWessels
2018

VolkerWessels acquires two bolt-on acquisitions: JoulZ Energy Solutions and PJ Davidson