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Heijmans and Fulton Hogan form strategic alliance

EMBARGOED 4pm NZT, 3 November 2016


Heijmans and Fulton Hogan form strategic alliance

Heijmans and Fulton Hogan - leading civil construction companies from the Netherlands and New Zealand - have formed a strategic alliance to share products and intellectual property in the markets in which they operate.

The agreement was signed today in Sydney as part of the Dutch economic mission to Australia and New Zealand, in the presence of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands.

Heijmans’ Joziene van de Linde said the alliance will benefit the two companies’ customers by broadening the range of innovative products they can offer.

“We are delighted with this agreement. It enables us to offer our products in Australia and New Zealand in an efficient way. Rather than establishing a company, we will work closely with Fulton Hogan which already has an established and respected presence in these countries.

“Formalising the alliance today is the first step towards developing a licensing agreement with Fulton Hogan for our products,” said Joziene.

Fulton Hogan Managing Director, Nick Miller said technology transfer between the two companies was an effective way of bringing proven products to market.

“At Fulton Hogan, we strive for a balance between R&D innovation, and collaborating with those who have products and technologies that would benefit Australia and New Zealand.

“Our strategic alliance with Heijmans means we can help each other market products, and adapt them for use in the countries in which we operate. The agreement could see us making complete end products or semi-finished products, sharing IP for asphalt mixes or production techniques, as well as providing our people in a consultancy capacity on specific projects.”

By working together, Fulton Hogan and Heijmans will connect communities using innovation and cutting edge technologies.

Heijmans products include:

• BikeScout, which helps to improve safety for cyclists by using mart signals to warn drivers when cyclists are approaching a dangerous intersection;

• Brain Joint, a very quiet expansion joint that absorbs the movements of a bridge or viaduct;

• Recoflex, an innovative asphalt system;

• FairyTrail , a world renowned Glow in the Dark Concrete system

About Heijmans

Heijmans is a listed company that operates in property development, (non-) residential building, roads and civil engineering in the fields: living, working and connecting.

Heijmans is active in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. As a technology partner we deliver know-how and concepts in various markets. Our constant focus on quality improvements, innovation and integrated solutions enables us to generate added value for our clients.

Heijmans realises projects for private consumers, companies and public sector bodies. With almost 6,500 employees and close to €950 million in revenues in the first half of 2016, we are building the spatial contours of tomorrow.

About Fulton Hogan

Fulton Hogan has been building communities for 80 years - across the transport infrastructure, water, energy, mining and land development sectors in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific.

Our company earned its stripes building and maintaining the spine of New Zealand’s roading network, and today is a major civil and resources contractor with a unique vertically integrated business model combining construction operations with quarrying, asphalt production, and precast manufacture.

We are proud of our family ownership and strong partnerships – and we care for our communities and the people in them, including our customers, suppliers and our 5,400 people whose safety always comes first.

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