Arcadis acquires Environmental Strategies to tackle growing environmental remediation market
Arcadis, a global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, has acquired Australian environmental remediation business, Environmental Strategies. The acquisition is a key part of Arcadis’ Australian growth plan, which the Amsterdam-based company established following consolidation of its business arms in the country in 2014.
Environmental Strategies specialises in environmental investigations, contaminated land remediation, environmental management and environmental auditing, with an estimated market share of up to five per cent.
“We warmly welcome the 28 strong team of Environmental Strategies into Arcadis,” says Arcadis environment and project services managing director Malcolm McDowall. “They are experts in their field and will add huge value to our Australian business, helping us continue to improve the quality of life for Australians.”
Environmental Strategies will join Arcadis’ environmental and project services business to support strong growth in the environmental consulting sector.
“This is a very important strategic acquisition for Arcadis. Globally we are a leader in environmental remediation work but until now have lacked some of the deep skills required here on the ground in Australia. Environmental Strategies will immediately provide Arcadis with the local capacity and capability to deliver significant remediation projects and meet our client’s needs,” says McDowall.
“The Australian market for environmental remediation is worth several billion dollars, so it presents a huge growth opportunity for us.”