This strategic acquisition creates a supply chain and logistics powerhouse that advises clients from A to Z — from production chain and investment strategy to design, delivery and control of factory and warehouse.

Increasing challenges and opportunities

Manufacturers, distributors and supporting organizations see increasing challenges and opportunities in their chain, from raw materials to consumer, such as scarcity, changing consumer demands, sustainability demands and digitalization.

‘We are very excited to welcome the Districon team,’ Royal HaskoningDHV CEO Erik Oostwegel said. ‘Together we can be even more effective in helping clients worldwide to design, organize and manage their entire chain in a sustainable, flexible and efficient way, using the latest digital technology.’

Leap in scale

Districon Managing Director Erwin Faber added: ‘By joining forces, we are even better able to fully support our clients in their entire logistics and production chain. In addition, as a company with 80 employees, we can achieve an acceleration in our growth and make a leap in scale.’

The companies see themselves as complementary. Royal HaskoningDHV brings expertise in the technical and financial feasibility and design of production plants and distribution centers, including digital solutions, so that clients stay ahead. Districon brings its knowledge of optimizing logistics networks, warehousing, transport, (air) cargo, inventory planning and control for clients while using distinctive digital solutions.

Financial terms were not disclosed.