Workdry International, a UK company owned Arcus Infrastructure Partners, is expanding its pump rental solutions business into Europe with the acquisition of Netherlands-based Vanderkamp.

Workdry said the acquisition of the temporary pumping solutions specialist strengthens the combined group’s offering of rental solutions for the handling and treatment of water and wastewater.

Vanderkamp’s operations in the Netherlands, including Vanderkamp Pompen and Vanderkamp Service, will continue under the name Vanderkamp – The Dutch Water Engineers, operating as the international pump rental solutions division of Workdry.

Workdry said the UK-based Vanderkamp activities will be integrated into its existing UK operations, including its Selwood pump rental solutions business.

Richard Brown, CEO of Workdry International, said: “We have long been admirers of Vanderkamp, whose focus on technical excellence and outstanding service reflects our own values as a leader in engineered pumping solutions.

“Bringing Vanderkamp into the Workdry group increases our presence in Europe in line with our strategic growth ambitions, and enables us to provide both Selwood and Vanderkamp customers with access to an extended fleet, a comprehensive branch network and a growing team of pump rental solutions experts.”

Rick van der Kamp, CEO of Vanderkamp, will continue to lead the Vanderkamp business while also taking a senior management role within the Workdry group.

Van der Kamp said: “As part of Workdry, we aim to expand our knowledge and technology, surpassing customer expectations. Equally important is providing certainty and stability to all stakeholders – employees, customers, and suppliers.

“This strengthens our leading position in the market of temporary pump solutions, retaining our down to earth, Dutch approach to solving complex problems with our typical Vanderkamp DNA.”

Jordan Cott, partner at Arcus and chair of Workdry, said: “This acquisition will serve as a stepping stone onto an exciting new growth trajectory for Workdry, providing a strong base for expansion into Europe and deepening the group’s core value proposition in engineered pump rental solutions.

“This acquisition fits perfectly within the Arcus value-add mid-market strategy of supporting market leading businesses on long-term value creation initiatives and builds on our successful track record of partnering with world-class entrepreneurs and family businesses.”

Arcus Infrastructure Fund 3 acquired an 83% stake in Workdry in September 2022, partnering with the Bright family and management team.

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