Workdry International acquires Vanderkamp Group

Workdry International, parent company of Selwood and Siltbuster, has acquired Vanderkamp Group, a Netherlands-based temporary pumping solutions specialist.

Vanderkamp expands Workdry’s pump rental solutions footprint into Europe and strengthens the group’s offering of rental solutions for the handling and treatment of water and wastewater.

The acquisition, backed by independent fund manager Arcus Infrastructure Partners as Workdry’s majority shareholder, will see Workdry immediately establish a market-leading presence in pump rental solutions in the Netherlands and north-west Europe more broadly, while joining up with the technical team at Vanderkamp to improve its engineered solutions offering across the entire business.

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.

The UK-based Vanderkamp activities will be gradually integrated into Workdry’s existing UK operations, including its Selwood pump rental solutions business.

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

Richard Brown, CEO of Workdry International, said: “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 said: “We are proud to join the Workdry family which will accelerate our global ambitions as The Dutch Water Engineers. With additional resources, Vanderkamp will continue to excel in what we do best – conceptualising and delivering cutting-edge solutions.

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.”