dws-wibo-mava-office-750px-1Belgian environmental consultancy Mava became part of Dutch consultancy and engineering firm Witteveen+Bos on 27 May 2015. By combining their forces the two agencies expect to be better placed to leverage market opportunities in Belgium and beyond.

Technical expertise will be brought together to offer clients multidisciplinary solutions that help them address complex challenges facing them. All shares in Mava will transfer to the Witteveen+Bos group.

Mava will continue to operate under its present brand name.

dws-wibo-mava-garuda-jakarta-350px   Witteveen+Bos is involved in several international icon projects, like the new sea wall in Jakarta Bay, Indonesia.

Expanding activities
Mava - Assured Environmental Solutions is an environmental consultancy of Belgian origin, established in 1990 and now employs 47 people. Over the years it has expanded its activities in the soil, permits and spatial planning fields and developed its own soil pollution measurement technology (EniSSA).

Mark van Straaten, managing director of Mava, is proud of the new partnership. "We were ready for the next step with new possibilities for enlarging our activities, both in terms of services and geographically", he said. "Witteveen+Bos is a leading agency with top-flight expertise across a wider field. We are highly complementary in relation to our clients, both public and private, and in relation to our activities. This will yield new opportunities."

Solid business footing in Belgium
For several reasons Witteveen+Bos Belgium sees significant added value in teaming up with Mava. Since 2009 Witteveen+Bos has built up a solid business footing in Belgium, where it now has a staff of 19.

Stefan De Roos, managing director of Witteveen+Bos Belgium, said: "Mava is a specialist in environmental matters and local spatial planning. Expertise of this kind complements our own expertise and together this makes us a strong multidisciplinary team. I'm looking forward to our collaboration in projects. Human capital lies at the heart of Mava and the same goes for Witteveen+Bos: engineering is people's work."

The managements of both agencies envisage an organic merger in the coming years, with the new situation also opening up attractive opportunities for onward growth and employee development.

The current management of Mava will remain actively involved in the business.

This news iterm was originally published on the websites of Witteveen + Bos and Mava (as pdf, Dutch only).

More information
Witteveen + Bos
Deventer, the Netherlands
+31 570 69 79 11

Mava AES
Steenokkerzeel, Belgium
+32 2 759 59 30

Witteveen + Bos as consultancy firm is involved in the internationally renowned Room for the river, the Netherlands. See aerial footage of some of the construction work along the river IJssel near Deventer.