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Royal BAM Group has announced it is looking into an opportunity to merge two of its operating companies BAM Civiel and BAM Wegen with effect from 1 January 2015.
The proposed merger of sister companies reflects BAM's purpose to further strengthen the integrated approach to major projects and asset management projects.
The starting point for the proposed amalgamation is maintaining the current branch structure of BAM Civiel and BAM Wegen.
It is expected that the merger will lead to a small reduction in the number of administrative roles required, but that the number of construction roles will stay at current levels.
The merger plans will be coordinated by the joint management of BAM Civiel and BAM Wegen: Wim Konings, chairman, Erik te Duits, Ronald van Hulst, Martijn Smitt and Theo Winter.
BAM Civiel concentrates on specialist concrete construction projects in the civil engineering, parking, hydraulic engineering, industry and energy markets. The work varies from concept development, design and construction to management and maintenance. BAM Civiel's has four regional branches and three specialist divisions: BAM Speciale Technieken, BAM Civiel Prefab Beton and BAM Civiel Bekistingfabriek. BAM Civiel has around 750 employees.
BAM Wegen's core activities are the design, construction, management and maintenance of traffic infrastructure, ground, sewage and environmental activities, noise abatement and area development. BAM Wegen employs approximately 1,650 people who carry out around 2,500 projects every year in the Netherlands. The operating company has seven regional offices and eleven specialist subsidiaries active in a wide range of activities involving noise barriers, environmental and concrete technology, landscaping, sports grounds, mechanical road building, traffic management measures (temporary or otherwise), and crash barriers.