Geodan van den Berg becomes part of GOconnectIT
In collaboration with Main Capital, GOconnectIT expands its market leading position with the acquisition of Geodan van den Berg, provider of Geo-IT solutions for cable and pipeline operators. The combined entity makes it possible to establish a stronger connection between excavators and network operators in the field of underground cables and pipelines.
GOconnectIT, supplier of innovative and specialist software solutions for the infra sector, joins forces with Geodan van den Berg. Where GOconnectIT mainly focuses on the operational side of the excavators, Geodan van den Berg mainly focuses on network operators. By combining the knowledge and experience from both worlds, a party is created which can completely unburden its customers even better. Moreover, by facilitating and improving the information exchange between excavators and network operators, the chance of excavation damage can be further reduced.
Geodan van den Berg is the supplier of the self-developed WION System, with which they unburden more than 500 cable and pipeline operators in the field of the WION (‘Wet informatie-uitwisseling ondergrondse netten’) and the successor of that law, the WIBON. In addition, Geodan van den Berg supports, among other things, data management within the framework of the new legislation. Geodan van den Berg arose from a collaboration between construction company BAM Infra Telecom and Geo-IT service provider Geodan. Among the more than 500 network operators that are currently connected to the WION system are many municipalities, provinces, water boards and energy companies.
The products and services from GOconnectIT and Geodan van den Berg perfectly complement each other, and both respond to increasing laws and regulations in the field of underground cables and pipelines to prevent excavation damage.
Collaboration GOconnectIT – Geodan van den Berg
Edwin van Rooijen (Director GOconnectIT): “The acquisition allows us to serve the entire chain in the Klic-process, creating new opportunities in the area of data exchange between excavators and network operators. This fits perfectly in our ambition to reduce the number of excavation damages in the Netherlands.”
Theo Thewessen (Director van Geodan/Geodan van den Berg): “The Geo-IT solutions from Geodan van den Berg are a great foundation for serving the entire chain. As a partner, Geodan will be closely involved in the further development of innovative Geo-IT services in relation to the further digitization of the Klic-process.”
Jeroen Wijnen (Director van BAM Infra Telecom/Geodan van den Berg): “With the transition from Geodan van den Berg, the service to our customers is extended and secured for the future. We look forward to further cooperation with GOconnectIT, an excellent partner which is able to serve this market well.”
Source: Main Capital Press Release