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The industry sector is highly diverse. From the production of cardboard or clothing to the production of food and drink and the manufacturing industry such as shipbuilding, we can assist you.


The industry faces several challenges. For instance, the laws and regulations on the environment are always increasing, there is a persistent shortage of skilled workers in the Netherlands and fluctuating commodity and energy prices are affecting the margins considerably. In addition, more and more new markets are emerging in Central and Eastern Europe, which results in increasing collaboration with local competing colleagues, customers and suppliers. It is important to properly discuss and assess the risks when these opportunities are realised.


Please contact Gerard Breuker for questions about this sector.

Sector facts

  • The office vacancy rate was 7.03 million square meters in the first half of 2011. That is over 4% more than in the second half of 2010. The vacancy rate corresponds to 14.4% of office space in the Netherlands (source: NVM Business).
  • Sales prices of homes in December 2011 compared to December 2010: Friesland - 5.3%, Groningen -4.6%, Drenthe -4.1% (source: CBS).
  • 55% of the homes in the Netherlands are owner-occupied homes, 1 in 3 are owned by housing corporations (total of 2.3 million homes). The big cities have a higher share of corporation housing, even in the municipality of Appingedam this share is high: 41%

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